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PM at interactions with startups: Jan 16 to be celebrated as “National Start-up Day”

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Interacting with over 150 startups via video conferencing on Saturday as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made an announcement that January 16 will be celebrated as ‘National Start-up Day’.

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The prime Minister also said, “start-ups are going to be the backbone of new India. When India completes 100 years of independence, start-ups will have an important role. Country’s innovators are making the country proud globally.”

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The Amrit Mahotsav is a week-long event “Celebrating Innovation Ecosystem”. The event is being hosted by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, from January 10 to 16, sources.

The Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav event marks the 6th anniversary of the launch of the Startup India initiative, a flagship initiative of the Government of India that was launched to catalyse startup culture and build a strong and inclusive ecosystem.

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Startups from various sectors including Agriculture, Health, Enterprise Systems, Space, Industry 4.0, Security, Fintech, and Environment, among others, were a part of the interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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