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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