The commerce and industry ministry recently, in a written press briefing, said that it will showcase a tableau on Startup India, with an aim to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the nation. The tableau will be displayed at the Republic Day Parade this year, in a first.
The name of the tableau is ‘Startups: Reach for the Sky’. It is themed on the stages of the life-cycle of a startup and the multifarious elements of support provided by the government, the ministry said in a press statement.
“The front of the tableau depicts a creative mind, full of ideas to solve real world problems. The Startup India Tree, in the middle will represent different kinds of support given,” a government official from the Department of Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT), said in the statement.
The staircase will stand for the various stages of growth – those are – coming up with a concept, creating a prototype, preparing a business plan, building a team, launching into markets and eventually scaling up, an Economic Times report said.
The wheel will denote sectors of economy where Indians have driven and given a fillip to economic growth and created employment opportunities on a big scale, the statement read. The wheel and the map of India together depict the width and the depth of the Startup India movement in the country.
Startup India is a flagship initiative of the Narendra Modi government, conceived with the intention of building a strong environment to nurture innovation, drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities and job openings.
“We have a million problems, but at the same time we have over a billion minds,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said about the flagship programme started in January, 2016. In October, 2019 Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Indian startup ecosystem will help India achieve the $5 trillion target for the economy set by the government.
The objective is to inspire and motivate youth to follow their dreams to generate wealth and become job creators and not just job seekers. Under the Startup India Scheme, eligible companies can get recognised as startups by the ministry in order to access a host of tax benefits, easier compliance, IPR fast tracking and other incentives.
More than 26,000 startups from 551 districts of 28 States and 7 Union Territories have been recognized so far. “Working across IT, Industry 4.0, education, healthcare, agriculture, energy, finance, space, defence and all other sectors of economy, Indian startups have attracted substantial global investments and created more than 2,91,000 jobs,” it added.
Besides DPIIT, the Department of Financial Services, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, NDRF Ministry of Home Affairs, CPWD Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, and Ministry of Shipping will also participate in the Republic Day parade.
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