More than 10,000 start-ups established in past six months, many by IIT students: PM Modi
PM urged IIT students to become impatient for Aatmanirbhar Bharat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at IIT Kanpur 54th Convocation
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has said that in the past six months 10,000 start-ups have come up and many of these have been students of IITs. PM Modi was speaking at the 54th Convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.
PM Modi said that this era, this 21st century, is completely technology-driven. “Even in this decade, technology is going to increase its dominance in different fields. Life without technology would now be incomplete in a way. This is the age of competition of life and technology and I am sure you will definitely come out ahead in this,” PM Modi said.
Modi said that in this 75th year of independence more than 75 unicorns have come up in India, more than 50,000 start-ups have been established. “Of these, 10,000 have come only in the last 6 months. Today India has emerged as the second-largest startup hub in the world. Many of the startups have been started by the youth of our IITs only,” he said.
He said: “One who knows IITs, knows the talent here, knows the hard work of the professors here, believes this IIT's youth will definitely do it.”
Addressing students he said that the thinking and attitude which is theirs today, the same attitude is also of the country. Modi said: “Earlier, if the thinking was to run the work, then today the thinking is to do something, work and bring results. Earlier, if there was an attempt to get away from the problems, then today resolutions are taken to solve the problems.”
Talking about the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 Prime Minister said that this policy will bring change in the education system, as many policy blockades have been removed.
Addressing graduating students PM Modi said: “You must be finding impatience in my words, but I want you to become impatient for Aatmanirbhar Bharat (a self-reliant India) in the same way. Self-reliant India is the basic form of complete freedom, where we will not depend on anyone.”
PM Modi said Swami Vivekananda had said - Every nation has a message to deliver, a mission to fulfill, a destiny to reach. “If we will not be self-reliant, then how will our country fulfill its goals, how will it reach its destination?” - PM
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