National Conclave on Mann Ki Baat @100: India Shines 3rd biggest startup ecosystem
National Conclave on Mann Ki Baat @100: India Shines 3rd biggest startup ecosystem

New Delhi:: Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur said on Wednesday that India has become the third biggest startup ecosystem in the world.

Addressing the "Mann Ki Baat@100" National Conclave, the minster said, "India has become the world's third biggest start-up ecosystem. Now every day a new startup is being made. Earlier India was secibd in importing but now India has become the world's second  biggest manufacturer."

National Conclave on Mann Ki Baat was organised by Prasar Bharati in Vigyan Bhawan, here in New Delhi.

The national conference on "Mann Ki Baat @100" to commemorate the 100 episodes of the programme was opened by Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar, and it was attended by almost 100 illustrious people from all over the nation who Prime Minister Narendra Modi had mentioned in earlier episodes.

"Since its debut on October 3, 2014, 'Mann ki Baat' has set up itself as a national ritual, with the Prime Minister addressing the country each month and motivating millions to support India's progress. Since then, it has resonated with Indians, who now contact their Pradhan Sevak every month to share their triumphs, concerns, joys, and proud moments as well as ideas for a New India, according to a statement from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
'Mann Ki Baat' has had a significant impact on the people of India, according to actor Aamir Khan, who was present at the ceremony.
Deepa Malik, an Indian para-athlete, stated, "Becoming an engineer is not required. PM Modi would be there to show his appreciation for you in whichever field you choose if you excel or help the country progress.
As per the statement, these are individuals whose outstanding contributions to nation-building have been recognised by the prime minister in his monthly broadcast. Participants work in a variety of fields, such as promoting traditional art, culture, and crafts, protecting the environment, supporting underprivileged citizens, coming up with creative solutions to societal problems, and those who tirelessly supported the nation during the Covid era.

These distinguished visitors brought with them a variety of distinctive goods that displayed the old Kaavi paintings from the state of Goa, the Etikoppaka Wooden Toy Craft from Andhra Pradesh, the Pattachitra paintings created on stone from Odisha, and the goods created by a self-help group in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, using the fibre of banana stems.

Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah will preside over the event's final session alongside Union Ministers Ashwini Vaishnaw and Anurag Singh Thakur. Pankaj Chaudhary, the minister of state for finance, will also be present.

In the valedictory session, a commemorative postage stamp and coin on 100 episodes of "Mann Ki Baat" will be unveiled to mark this historic occasion. 

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