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Mar 15, 2019
7:06PM

President Kovind inaugurates Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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President Ramnath Kovind today inaugurated the Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Grambharti near Gandhinagar in Gujarat. He also presented the 10th Biennial National Grassroots Innovation Awards on this occasion. 

Speaking on the occasion, President Kovind said as the country seeks to meet important developmental goals and build a caring, inclusive and happy society, we have to draw upon the power of innovation to find solutions. He said that grassroots level innovation can provide the solution to diverse needs of the country. 
 
The President said people have to make all efforts to promote an innovation culture. He said the country need to build an ecosystem for converting innovations into enterprises. This requires backing for start-ups and for incubating young innovators by providing financial, mentoring and policy support.

Mr. Prakash Singh Raghuvanshi of Uttar Pradesh got life time achievement award for his innovations in new varieties of agriculture crops. The first prize in Veterinary, Herbal medication for coccidiosis received by Periyasami Ramasami of  Tamil Nadu.

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