On 16th January, 2016, a group of Globsyn Business School students – Roomy Moon, Rosy Bayan, Renu Goswami, Poulami Paul – attended a programme on ‘Start Up India, Stand Up India’ organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at the Suresh Neotia Centre of Excellence. The programme sought to popularise the ‘Start Up India’ campaign initiated by the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in New Delhi on the same day. The Start Up India Mission, conceived of by our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, seeks to provide encouragement and support to young entrepreneurs in India looking to bring new products/services to the market.
The HRD Ministry and Department of Science and Technology have agreed to partner in an initiative to set up over 75 start-up support hubs in NITs, IITs which would also motivate people from underprivileged backgrounds and women to build enterprises of their own. The Prime Minister, through the ‘Start Up India’ initiative is looking to create an environment of innovation and a build a culture that appreciates the desire for taking risks. Start-ups would not only improve India’s brand image internationally, it would also help in generating employment avenues for young men and women of our country.
At the event the launch of the ‘Start Up India, Stand Up India’ campaign was telecast live where students from several other institutes were present .The event also saw the participation of a number of entrepreneurs who spoke to the audience about their experience of building and growing a business. Mr. Sagar Jagdish Daryani of WOW MOMO, Mr. Indranil Sarkar of TCS, Mr. Rohit Sarkar of Distronix, Mr. Raghav Kanoria of Calcutta Angels Network were among the notable speakers at the event.
Attending the event turned out to be a serious learning experience for the GBS students who nurture dreams of becoming entrepreneurs someday. The students, through their interactions with the successful entrepreneurs present at the event learnt that for a successful startup they should have faith, believe in themselves and think big.