AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAV CELEBRATED IN MEGHALAYA
Northeast Today|October 2021
To commemorate 75 years of India's Independence, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Startup India and PRIME Entrepreneurship Meghalaya celebrated Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and collectively hosted a 2-hour long physical event at the PRIME Startup Hub in Shillong on September 25, 2021.

The event was specially dedicated to the entrepreneurs of Meghalaya. KN Kumar, Retired IAS and Chairman of Meghalaya Farmer's Commission, attended the event as the Chief Guest. He enlightened the audience about the various schemes available for the entrepreneurs in Meghalaya and North-East at large. Some of the successful entrepreneurs of the state shared their success stories, focusing on their journey, challenges, and how they overcame them. The need to tap the potential of agriculture in North-East India was also discussed.

"This facilitating environment there before. But now, the entrepreneurial ecosystem has been created by the government. Just for entrepreneurship alone, the Government of India has launched 16 schemes for the was not North-East. The North-East youth need to be made aware of these schemes for them to dig deeper and take benefit from the takeaways," Kumar said.

Aiban Swer, Director, MBMA, gave an insight into the history of entrepreneurship and how it shaped up in Meghalaya.

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