We need to promote entrepreneurship in state: CM at E-Championship Conclave
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, on Monday, said that the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government launched the Promotion and Incubation of Market-Driven Enterprise (PRIME) programme in 2019, to support aspiring entrepreneurs of the state.
“We have realised that there was a very strong need to provide a proper environment to promote entrepreneurship in the state and facilitate entrepreneurs,” said Sangma, while speaking at the graduation ceremony of CM’s E-Championship 2020 and on-boarding ceremony for the Cohort -2 batch of 2021.
He informed that the Government had conceptualised PRIME to enable entrepreneurs to cope with different challenges in their entrepreneurial journey. The PRIME programme focuses on – market access, skill development, technology, and credit linkages to the entrepreneurs.
Sharing his experiences as a budding entrepreneur in the IT sector back in the late 1990s, he said, “We must have passion and purpose in everything we do. It is my personal experience and hardship I faced, which has inspired me to promote entrepreneurship in the state,” he emphasised.
Urging entrepreneurs to be innovators, he said, “Entrepreneurs should not just produce products, but should come up with complete solutions along with the right costing. That is the key to a successful business venture.”
He also stressed that an entrepreneur should be environmentally conscious in providing business solutions, which will ensure compliance to various laws of the country and enable the state and nation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
During the programme, the PRIME annual booklet and PRIME ID funding were also launched. He later handed over the cheques and certificates to the entrepreneurs. The Cohort-2 2021 batch certificate of on-boarding and cheques of Rs. 1 lakh was given to the top 25 entrepreneurs and 50,000 each to the next 25 enterprisers.
(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)
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