New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with future businessmen and industrialists. PM Modi praised the emerging startups in the country on completion of 6 years of Start-Up India. Along with this, the Prime Minister announced that now National Start-Up Day will be celebrated on 16 January.
PM Modi said that I congratulate all those startups of the country, all the innovative youth, who are raising the flag of India in the world of startups. For this culture of startups to reach the far-flung parts of the country, it has been decided to celebrate January 16 as National Startup Day.
I congratulate all those startups of the country, all the innovative youth, who are raising the flag of India in the world of startups. For this culture of startups to reach the far-flung parts of the country, it has been decided to celebrate January 16 as National Start Up Day: PM Modi https://t.co/R3toLHylvk pic.twitter.com/1QfSCQ1Dv7
– ANI_HindiNews (AHindinews) January 15, 2022
Modi said that our effort is to create an attraction towards innovation in the country from childhood and institutionalize innovation in the country. There are over 9,000 Atal Tinkering Labs today giving children the opportunity to innovate and work on new ideas in schools. He said that the campaign that is going on in India regarding innovation has the effect that India’s ranking in the Global Innovation Index has also improved a lot. In the year 2015, India was at number 81 in this ranking. Now India is at number 46 in the Innovation Index.
The PM said that the startups of India can easily reach themselves to other countries of the world. So don’t just keep your dreams local but make them global. He said that earlier even in the best of times only one or two big companies could be formed but last year 42 unicorns were made in our country. These companies worth thousands of crores are the identity of a confident India. Today India is rapidly moving towards hitting the century of the unicorn.
The Prime Minister said that in this decade of the 21st century, you have to keep in mind that the speed with which the government is working to provide digital access from village to village, will result in about 100 crore internet users in India. Huh. I urge startups to move towards villages too.