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The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley giving away the National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017, on the occasion of the 3rd Foundation Day of MSDE, in New Delhi on November 09, 2017. The MD and CEO of ICICI Bank, Ms. Chanda Kochhar is also seen.

Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship hosted the National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017

 

Newdelhi:9/11/17;Embarking on an ambitious mission to empower Indian youth with skill training and employability, the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE)today hosted the National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017 marking the completion of three glorious years of its inception today.  The awards were conferred in the august presence of Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Ambassador of Japan to India Shri Kenji Hiramatsu, Secretary MSDE Dr K.P Krishnan and Managing Director & CEO, ICICI Bank Ltd Ms Chanda Kochhar.

 

 

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley releasing the publication at the presentation of the National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017, on the occasion of 3rd Foundation Day of MSDE, in New Delhi on November 09, 2017. The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, the Ambassador of Japan to India, Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu, the MD and CEO of ICICI Bank, Ms. Chanda Kochhar and other dignitaries are also seen.

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Congratulating all the entrepreneurs recognized by MSDE this year and highlighting the challenges of limited job creation capacity, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jaitley said, “India has a much younger population versus other advance economies. This is a huge opportunity for us to scale up and skill our workforce and reap our demographic dividend and service economies. Conventionally our focus was on awarding degrees with always a debate on how we link them to jobs. Over a period of time we have realised that we need to skill our youth for these jobs.”

 

He further added “Conventionally people were skilled according to their communities but as economies develop and there is advent of technology, we need to realize the importance of reskilling and upskilling, to bridge the demand supply gap. As the economy expands, a specialized skilled workforce is the need to the hour. “

 

“The Strength of India’s economy will be entrepreneurship. We have to ensure that we do not restrict the youth. We let them unleash their energy, allow them to move away from the beaten track and build new ideas for the new India,” he further added.

 

Speaking on the occasion Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, said, “India has become an emerging market for global investors and entrepreneurship can majorly contribute to the country’s economy. Skill development and entrepreneurship form the basis for the growth of any country. Our endeavour is to empower our youth and equip them with the right skill sets and create a conducive environment to help them build sustainable business solutions/model. In the years to come, entrepreneurship will be the key to attain a double-digit GDP.”

 

“A stable business environment, market-oriented reforms like raising of FDI caps, implementation of GST, and key initiatives like Make in India, Mudra Yojana, Stand up India and Start Up India are encouraging aspiring and ambitious Indians. The youth should leverage them,” he further added.

Sharing his message MoS MSDE Shri Anantkumar Hegde said, “For thousands of years, the nation’s economy was run on what our people made or produced with their hands – be it clothing from weavers or items from potters and blacksmiths or produce from farmers. All these were based on the inherent entrepreneurship capabilities of the people of our great land. It is this entrepreneurial spirit the Government aims to tap into and bring the best out of our people. To achieve this goal, numerous programs have been launched encouraging entrepreneurship, including funding programs and other initiatives that can handhold entrepreneurs during the early years.”

 

The National Entrepreneurship Awards (NEA) was instituted by MSDE in 2016 to encourage a culture of entrepreneurship across the country. This year the second edition of awards were conducted which saw participation from 2880 applicants out of which 45 were shortlisted; and finally 15 winners across defined categories, were announced and awarded. Winners were given a cash award of Rs 5 lakh (enterprises and individuals) and Rs. 10 lakhs (organizations/institutes) along with a certificate and trophy recognizing their efforts of being the change agents in India’s development.

 

The foundation day ceremony was well attended by senior delegates from the ministry, members of the Skill Sector Councils, leaders from Corporate India; successful and budding entrepreneurs among others.

 

On this occasion, National Quality Assurance Framework (NQAF) Manuals were released by National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) which will provides the benchmarks or quality criteria which the different organizations involved in education and training must meet in order to be accredited to provide education and training/skills activities.

 

Further, to encourage development of entrepreneurial skills among school students, course module on entrepreneurship was released for class IX and X.   Capturing success stories of entrepreneurs who have walked the extra mile to initiate positive changes, a compilation handbook ‘Swalamban ki Ore’ was also jointly released by National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD) and Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE).

 

NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD 2017

 

List of Winners

 

(a)    Award Track

 

S.No Award (Sub-Category) Winner
1 Agri, food and forestry products Rays Culinary Delights Pvt. Ltd.
2 Engineering systems SenseGiz Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
3 Renewable energy and waste management Atomberg Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
4  IT & ITES, Financial Naffa Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
5 Education Simulanis Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
6 Hospitality Oravel Stays Pvt. Ltd.
7 E-Commerce, logistics, transport & other services LogiNext Solutions Pvt Ltd.
8 Social Enterprises Sampurn(e)arth Environment Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
9 Barefoot Enterprises Thejaswini Coconut Farmers Producer Company Ltd.
10 Woman Enterprise SP Robotic Works Pvt. Ltd.

 

(b)   Recognition Track

S.No Award Category Winner
11 Incubation, mentorship &handholding support (Government) C-Camp
12 Incubation, mentorship & handholding support (Private) IKP Knowledge Park, Hyderabad
13 Mentor (Government) Dr. G. Subba Ramaiah
14 Mentor (Government)

Jury Special Award

Dr. Renu Swaroop
15 Mentor (Private) Vishwanathan

 

 

Champions of Change

 

Champions of Change under Directorate General Training (DGT) ecosystem: (Long Term Skill Development)

 

Best State Engaging Apprentices Haryana
Best Employer: CPSU BHEL
Best Employer: SPSU MSEDCL, Maharastra
Best Employer: PRIVATE Aegis India, Gurgaon

 

 

Champions of change under National Skill Development Corporation ecosystem: (Short Term Skill Development)

Champion Sector Skill Council Textile Sector Skill Council
Champion Training Provider under fee-based program LabourNet Services India Private Limited
Champion Training Provider under PMKVY (100+ centers) IL&FS Skill Development Corporation
Champion Training Provider under PMKVY (50 – 100 centers) Orion Edutech
Champion Training Provider under PMKVY (less than 50 centers): Shri Technologies

 

Champion PIA under RPL (non-government) EduJobs Academy
Champion PIA under RPL (government) Rubber Board
Champion Employer (PMKVY) ISON
Champion Corporate: Special Recognition ICICI Bank

 

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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