PIB | 27 Jun, 2022
are not a fashion these days, they are the new normal. They are the new
Reality emerging out of the deep structural changes in the Indian
economy ushered by the proactive policies & reforms initiated by the
Narendra Modi Government over the last 8 years, said Union Minister
of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill
Development & Entrepreneurship in reply to one of the questions
posed by a student during his presentation - “ New India for Young India
: Techade of Opportunities “ at the NIRMA University, Ahmedabad.
Minister, while interacting with a packed house of Startups, Academia
& Students listed out opportunities that lie ahead for youngsters as
India marches ahead into what the Prime Minister says India’s Techade.
He mentioned that the rapid Digitalization ushered during the Covid
Pandemic has opened new opportunities for India in general and young
Indians in particular.
appreciated the Narendra Modi Government’s handling of the Covid
Pandemic which has led to a Resilient and confident New India. The New
India is shattering age old Narratives of Democracy being leaky, stunted
tax revenues, credit & other opportunities being available for
He cited the robust GDP Growth rate as India is today the
world’s fastest growing Big economy. Goods and services exports have set
new records ( $400Bn - Goods exports , $254 Bn - Services exports )
& receiving highest ever FDI of over $80 Bn. He also highlighted how
India has emerged as world’s 3rd largest startup ecosystem with 100
Unicorns & over 75,000 Registered Startups.
He encouraged the Youth whom he termed as the real drivers of Indian economy towards its goal of $5 Trillion economy and beyond.
Minister visited Ganpat University in the Afternoon where he interacted
with the Board of Governors of the University. He took a physical tour
visiting the 5 G Centre of Excellence, Assembly line set up by Suzuki
under a Joint Initiative between India & Japan.
much awaited part of the visit to Ganpat University was Minister’s
Fireside chat with the students of University. Three students
interviewed the Minister and posed Questions ranging from his early life
experience to entrepreneurial journey to Questions on Digital India and
the opportunities that the Techade offers to youth.
The session also
invited questions from a packed crowd of Students and Startups.
Minister answered all the questions and also gave tips to students and
in the Day, the Minister left for Anand where he met Industry leaders,
Academia and stakeholders from Skilling ecosystem over dinner.
in the day, on arrival at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International
Airport, the Minister was extended a warm welcome by senior officials
from the Department of Education, Government of Gujarat, and office
bearers and leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Minister is on a 2 Day visit to Gujarat where he will be connecting and
interacting with Startups, Entrepreneurs & Students at Ahmedabad,
Mehsana, Vadodara and Anand.