New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that a change has come in people’s thinking about start-ups as people who used to seldom ask “why don’t you do a job?” are now asking “why not create a startup?”. The prime minister said this at the Prarambh: Startup India International Summit on Saturday.
“Earlier, on hearing about a start-up people used to ask ‘Why don’t you do a job? Why start-up?’ But now people say job is all right, but why not create your own start-up? The first reaction after seeing the people who are in the start-up is that — wow you have a start-up. This change in thinking is a big strength for BIMSTEC nations,” the prime minister was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
PM Modi spoke with entrepreneurs from across the country and Bay of Bengal Initiative officials for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), an international organisation of seven nations of South Asia and Southeast Asia.
“You all are examples of great youth energy, hopes, and aspirations. Today is a big day. For the first time, the summit on startup is being held by BIMSREC nations today. Start-up India is completing five years today and India has started largest coronavirus vaccination drive in the world. It is the day of the dedication of our scientists and entrepreneurs,” Modi was quoted by the agency while addressing the attendees.
“Today, our youth and entrepreneurs from BIMSTEC countries are joining this summit and sharing the experiences that we all have, from the fight against coronavirus to the making of the vaccine. So this summit becomes even more important,” he was quoted by the agency.