Interacting with over 150 startups on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that January 16 will be celebrated as ‘National Startup Day’.
“Startups are going to be the backbone of new India. When India completes 100 years of independence, startups will have an important role,” Modi said. “Country’s innovators are making the country proud globally,” he added.
The event is a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, “Celebrating Innovation Ecosystem” and the Prime Minister is interacting with more than 150 startups on Saturday via video conferencing.
“This decade is being called as ‘techade’ of India…to strengthen the innovation, entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem have important aspects like liberating entrepreneurship, innovation from govt processes, bureaucratic silos,” PM Modi said.