PM Modi announces January 16th as ‘National Startup Day’

Published: Jan 15, 2022, 2:04 pm IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that 2022 has brought several possibilities for the Start up ecosystem in the country. He said, India is celebrating 75th years of independence, and when India will achieve 100 years of independence, role of start up will be significant in the nation’s progress.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with Startups through video conferencing. He said, 16th January will be celebrated as National Start up day.

During the interaction several Union Ministers were present. Startups from various sectors such as agriculture, health, space, industry 4.0, security, fintech and environment have taken part during the interaction.

Over 150 startups have been divided into six working groups based on several themes. These include Growing from Roots, Nudging the DNA, From Local to Global, Technology of Future, Building Champions in Manufacturing and Sustainable Development. The interaction is aimed to understand how startups can contribute to the national needs by driving innovation in the country.

The event was organized by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. The event also marks the 6th anniversary of the launch of the Startup India initiative.

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