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MoS Pratap Sarangi launches MSME Forum for Indian entrepreneurs on World MSME Day

image MoS Pratap Sarangi launches MSME Forum for Indian entrepreneurs on World MSME Day

New Delhi, Jun 29 (KNN) Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Pratap Chandra Sarangi launched an MSME Forum for Indian entrepreneurs on World MSME Day.

On April 6, 2017, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 27 as Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day. By declaring so, the UN General Assembly recognized the importance of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs) and promote innovation, creativity and sustainable work for all.

Speaking on the World MSME Day, Pratap Sarangi said, "All my best wishes are with the newly launched MSME Forum and its creators on this day when the entire planet is celebrating World MSME Day. I'm sure this MSME Forum will flourish soon and bring a new change in the country.''

''My message to all the Indian entrepreneurs that entrepreneurship in Bharat is not new and has always been appreciated and highly looked upon by the other nations for centuries," he added.

While reminding that thousands of years back the business linkage between Bharat and other countries were 98 percent. India's global GDP contribution during the 1700s was 25 percent, Sarangi said, ''Albeit the figure has come down, still it's time to accelerate the graph and again prove our superiority."

Later, the Minister further thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for adopting several steps for reviving India's economy. According to him, the Rs 20 crore economic package will have a huge positive impact on the MSME sector.

"Various facilities have been provided with no collateral for the benefits of the micro, small and medium-sized entrepreneurs. There are various packages which you can get in the government portals to ensure the rapid boosting of India's economy and making the country Atmanirbhar," he said.

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