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Gujarat Chief Minister lays stone for world-class Icreate Incubation Centre near Ahmedabad

Icreate to encourage entrepreneurship and develop boundless creativity among youth: Narendra Modi

Icreate to produce talented young entrepreneurs who would bring glory to India: Narayana Murthy

Ahmedabad, Thursday:

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today called upon the talented youth from different disciplines to join the truly world-class International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology’ (Icreate) Incubation Centre to realize their dreams and give form to their ideas.

Speaking at a function to mark the groundbreaking ceremony the novel project, he said it is to nurture and develop the boundless creativity and entrepreneurship of the youth, to spark endless energy among them.

Infosys chairman-emeritus N. R. Narayana Murthy is the chairman of the advisory board of Icreate Incubation Centre being developed in collaboration with Government of Gujarat on a 35-acre plot near Kensville Golf Club on Ahmedabad-Bavla Road about 45 km from. Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) is a partner to it.

Mr. Modi said that Icreate was launched on September 11, 2011 the day Swami Vivekanand had mesmerised America on the same day in 1893 with his brilliant speech as a spiritual leader. Icreate is Gujarat’s salute to the sansyasi.

He said the 21st Century would belong to knowledge and Gujarat would try to make India the world leader in knowledge. India would have to withstand fierce competition in socio-economic, development, skills, technology and innovations. Icreate is the answer to the challenge, to encourage original research in sync with technology.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Narayana Murthy said that India is fortunate to have reached a stage as never before. India is being recognised in the world forums. It is time to channelize India’s excellence in fighting poverty, unemployment, malnutrition and backwardness. Gujarat has taken 24x7 hours electricity to all the villages in the state. He exuded confidence the state would lead in entrepreneurship too.

Gujarat’s Minister of State for Energy Saurabh Patel gave details of the Icreate. Icreate Director N. V. Vasani listed the steps undertaken to invite talents to the Centre.

Prominent among those present on the occasion included IIT-Gandhinagar Director Sudhir Jain and Principal Industries Secretary M. Sahu.

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PM interacts with leaders of pharma industry
April 19, 2021
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PM Modi appreciates the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic
It is because of the efforts of the pharma industry that today India is identified as ‘pharmacy of world’: PM Modi
Despite all the challenges, the Indian pharma industry has also registered a growth of 18 percent in exports last year, which shows its potential: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with leaders of pharmaceutical industry via video conferencing. The Prime Minister appreciated the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic.

PM Modi appreciated the way the pharma industry is working even in such trying conditions.

PM Modi remarked that it is because of the efforts of the pharma industry that today India is identified as ‘pharmacy of world’. He said essential medicines were made available to more than 150 countries around the world during the pandemic. The Prime Minister stated that despite all the challenges, the Indian pharma industry has also registered a growth of 18 percent in exports last year, which shows its potential.

Noting the second wave of the virus and rising number of cases, PM Modi commended the pharma industry for their efforts to increase production of several necessary drugs. He appreciated them for reducing the price of injections like Remdesivir. To keep the supply of medicines and essential medical equipment going smoothly, PM Modi urged the pharma industry to ensure seamless supply chains. PM Modi also extended government’s support for facilities like Logistics and Transportation.

He urged the industry to conduct more and more researches on threats which can occur in the future along with Covid. This, he said, would help us take the lead in combating the virus.

Seeking cooperation from the pharma industry, PM Modi assured that government is undertaking reforms for new drugs and regulatory processes.

The leaders of the Pharma industry appreciated the proactive help & support received from the Government. They highlighted the efforts made over the last one year in ensuring availability of drugs keeping manufacturing and logistics operational. Operations at the pharma hubs for manufacturing, transportation, logistics and ancillary services are being maintained at optimum levels. The participants also share inputs on the measures being undertaken to meet the overall medicine demand in the country despite the unprecedented increase in demand for some drugs  the COVID Treatment Protocol.

The meeting was also attended by Union Health Minister Shri Harsh Vardhan, MoS (Health) Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union Minister Chemical and Fertilizer Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, MoS (C&F) Mansukh Mandaviya, Principal Secretary to PM, Dr V K Paul Member (H) NITI Aayog, Cabinet Secretary, Union Health Secretary, Union Pharmaceutical Secretary, Dr Balram Bharagava, DG ICMR, amongst other officers from Ministries / Departments of Central Government.