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volume-20, 17-23 August 2019

Centre Pushes for Entrepreneurship Culture Among the Youth

Urges Massive Participation in National Entrepreneurship Awards 2019

Entries to be Open till 10th September

The Centre this week gave a thrust to its efforts to nurture skill training and successful entrepreneurship among the enterprising young generation of the country.  Launching the awareness campaign in New Delhi to ensure massive participation in National Entrepreneurship Awards 2019 to be held on 9th November this year, the Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey said, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s government in its second tenure is working with renewed enthusiasm to realise the aspirations of the common man. "It has happened after a long time. The government has come back with more majority; a government that is connected to the people. How to bring forward the youth of the country is priority for the government,"   the minister said.

Those interested in registering for the National Entrepreneurship Awards 2019 can do so by visiting the Skill Development ministry website https:// neas.gov.in. The entries close on 10th September 2019.

The National Entrepreneurship Awards (NEA) have been instituted by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) as an important step to catalyse a cultural shift in youth for entrepreneurship and to recognise and honor outstanding young first generation entrepreneurs and their ecosystem builders for their outstanding contribution in entrepreneurship development.

Observing that articles in print media and telecast of film award functions get repeated often, the Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey appealed to the media to accord similar importance to creating awareness on skill development and entrepreneurship to nurture an enterprising culture among the youth of the nation.

 Make in India, Skill India, Startup India, Stand Up India, Mudra are concerted efforts of the government towards empowering the youth to fulfill the vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to meet the aspirations of the people.

Expressing satisfaction over sustained interest of the youth in the National Entreprenuership Awards since their inception four years ago, the minister congratulated all the people involved, not only from the ministry, but also from private organisations and institutions who have come forward and volunteered their valuable time to this cause.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to skill every Indian and encourage the youth towards entrepreneurship has enabled the government to launch many such initiatives. Entrepreneurs are able to contribute much more to the country as job creators" Dr. Pandey said further adding "It is heartening to know that the government's initiatives to involve every part of the country in our skilling efforts, is bearing fruit. In reply to a question by the media, Skill Development Minister Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey said his ministry is doing its best to give required training and assistance to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Speaking on the occasion, Joint Secretary, Ms. Jyotsna Sitling said, the award function is proposed to be held on 9th November, the foundation day of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. There are a total of 45 specially designed awards to be bestowed - 39 Enterprise Awards and 6 Awards for Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Builders. To be eligible for these awards, the nominees must be under the age of 40 years; they must be first-generation entrepreneurs; the nominee (entrepreneur) must hold 51% or more equity and ownership of the business; and women entrants must individually or collectively own 75% or more of the enterprise.  

(EN Team)