Start Up India Maharashtra Yatra will help young innovators – Governor

    Publish Date: October 5, 2018

    Start Up India – Maharashtra Yatra flagged off

    ‘Start Up India Maharashtra Yatra will help young innovators’: Governor

    Describing the ‘Start Up India Maharashtra Yatra’ as an affirmative step towards creating a resurgent New India, the Governor of Maharashtra CH. Vidyasagar Rao expressed the confidence that the Start Up India Maharashtra Yatra will help young innovators from universities and rural areas to realize their dream of transforming their ideas into startups.

    In this connection, the Governor asked vice chancellors of all universities to create innovation hubs in their campuses and collaborate with Maharashtra Innovation Society.

    The Governor was speaking at the ceremony to flag off the Start Up India Maharashtra Yatra at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai on Wednesday (3rd Oct).

    Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Higher and Technical Education Vinod Tawde, MLA Mangal Prabhat Lodha,Principal Secretary Skill Development Aseem Kumar Gupta, Vice Chancellors and Pro-Vice Chancellors of selected universities were prominent among those present.

    ‘Maharashtra, the Startup Capital of India’

    Describing Maharashtra as the Start Up capital of India, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the State Government will create a proper ecosystem for the growth of start ups in the State. Mentioning that universities are the breeding grounds for innovative ideas, he said Universities in the State will be the biggest contributors to start ups. Fadnavis said start ups will generate large number of employment opportunities in the State.

    Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu said that while existing companies are slipping out of the Fortune 500 list, many new start-up companies are entering into the list. Welcoming the initiative of Start Up India Maharashtra Yatra, Prabhu expressed the need to turn startup yatra into a movement.

    The Governor presented ‘Letter of Intent’ to 16 universities / organisations on this occasion. These include the University of Mumbai, MUHS, Nashik, Panjabrao Deshmukh Agriculture University, Akola, Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Sangli, NEERI, Nagpur, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Bahinabai Chaudhari North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur and others.

    According to the organizers, the Start Up India Maharashtra Yatra will travel to 14 districts, hold 14 boot camps and culminate in Nagpur on 3rd November.