Kerala has immensely contributed to India’s startup ecosystem: Nirmala Sitharaman

Thiruvananthpuram: Youth should strive to build Viksit Bharat by 2047, Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday.

Addressing the students at the Graduation Ceremony of Fatima Mata National College at Kollam, the minister said that youth are revving to take India’s development to the next stage.

She added that youth should make use of opportunities available to them on Saturday and pursue skills based on their aptitude.

Sitharaman asked the students to make use of the Digital Revolution by selectively filtering credible, reliable, and legitimate information from the flood of information.

The Minister also asked the students to be positive and constructive members of society. Blending education with patriotism will create eminent students who effectively contribute to society, she said.

Each student has the potential to be a job creator in today’s India, said union minister. She added that areas such as space and atomic sectors have benefited from private participation.

The Minister said that Kerala has immensely contributed to India’s startup ecosystem.

She added that Kerala has huge potential for start-ups in its coastal area, spice sector, and redressal of public awareness issues.

Sitharaman also said that Kerala is an important contributor to India’s fintech industry and has good potential to become a knowledge hub for India.

Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented certificates and medals to meritorious students at the event and also interacted with the students of Fatima Mata National College.

N. K Premachandran MP, Special Representative of Kerala Government at New Delhi Prof. K. V. Thomas, University of Kerala Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Mohanan Kunnummal, and other dignitaries were present.


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