To promote start-up culture, January 16 will be celebrated as ‘National Start-up Day’, PM Modi says, India News News
India will mark January 16 as “National Startup Day”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday. Addressing start-ups across the country, he said, “In order for the culture of start-ups to reach the most remote parts of the country, it was decided to celebrate January 16 as the ‘National Start-up Day’. -ups”.
In his interaction, he called for innovation “for India and from India” to take new steps.
The interaction took place within the framework of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. PM Modi interacted with over 150 startups via video conference in the “Celebrating the Innovation Ecosystem” section of the event.
“Our startups are changing the rules of the game. I believe startups are going to be the backbone of New India. Let’s innovate for India, let’s innovate from India,” the Prime Minister said.
He further pointed out that India has over 60,000 startups with 42 unicorns. He also shared the measures taken by the government to free entrepreneurs and innovation from bureaucratic silos.
“India’s ranking on the Global Innovation Index is improving thanks to the innovation program launched in the country. India was ranked 81st in 2015 and now ranks 46th,” said the Prime Minister.
(With agency contributions)