Narendra Modi will meet 200 start-up entrepreneurs to discuss ideas
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be meeting the 'champions of change', who have set up successful businesses from the grounds up, today at a session organized by federal policy think tank NITI Aayog. More than 200 start-up entrepreneurs and chief executives will discuss several issues such as job creation, income growth and innovation with the Prime Minister. Here's more about it.
What is it?
This interactive session is aimed at creating a proper accord between the government and young entrepreneurs coming from various sectors of the economy to propel growth. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in these two-and-a-half hour long session will brainstorm with them on diverse subjects, including Digital economy, financial sector reforms, health and nutrition, sustainable growth, travel and tourism, hospitality, sustainable growth, education and skill development.
How will it happen?
Entrepreneurs have earlier discussed ideas with NITI Aayog officials and government secretaries to make India cashless. Based on their core ideas, six groups of 35-40 entrepreneurs have been formed. Paytm Chief Vijay Shekhar Sharma, who will attend the event, said, "I am confident that this initiative will result in some concrete solutions, and also prove to be an enabler to thousands of budding start-ups."
Who's on the list?
Some entrepreneurs, who are supposed to be present, are Aashish Dhawan, founder and chairman of Central Square Foundation, Ananth Narayanan, CEO of Myntra, Hari Menon, founder and CEO of Bigbasket, Deepak Garg, CEO of Rivigo. Naveen Tiwari, CEO of Inmobi, Alok Bansal, co-founder and chief financial officer of Policy Bazaar and Ritesh Agarwal, founder and CEO at OYO Rooms will also be there.