The Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Rajeev Chandrasekhar has revealed government’s plan to launch a Digital India Innovation Fund that will support Deeptech Start-ups.
The Minister made these remarks during his address to over 1000 college students as part of the New India for Young India: Techade of Opportunities program at the Catholic Bishop House Campus, Thamarassery, Kerala.
The Minister spoke at length about how for most of the past 75 years, India had been a dysfunctional democracy where the growth opportunities were limited to a select few. “We had accepted this dysfunctionality as a fact and considered it as the cost of democracy.”
The Minister mentioned that PM Narendra Modiji’s vision of New India is one where there were ample opportunities for every Indian to participate in the development process and Hard work and skills are the only determinants of success.
Responding to a question on the issues like job opportunities in the country and migration from Kerala, the Minister added “Migration is a consequence of lack of hope. But India at the moment is going through an inflection point. The coming decade is going to be India’s Techade. There are tremendous opportunities for young Indians. You won’t get these kinds of opportunities, anywhere outside India. We should always have confidence that this is our land and the action is in India.”
The Minister had lunch with Bishop Remigiose Inchananiyil & Bishop Varghese Chakkalakal and other members of KCYM Kerala Catholic Youth Movement. The Minister took to his Twitter handle and thanked Sister Celesti from the Missionary sisters of Mary Immaculate and her team for hosting lunch for the Minister at the Bishop’s house.
Later, Rajeev Chandrasekhar attended the Malabar Yuvajana Sangamam at Alphonsa English Higher Secondary School, Koranghad, Kerala and inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp. The Samgamam witnessed the participation of over 5000 members of Kerala Catholic Youth Movement.
Speaking at the event, he said, “The government under PM Narendra Modiji is committed to working with all communities for the future of India. Every Indian must have equal opportunities to prosperity irrespective of community, caste, place or religion.”
Earlier in the day, Chandrasekhar met Managing Director of Mathrubhumi newspaper M.V. Shreyams Kumar and Raveendranath, Executive Editor.