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President Murmu launches herSTART platform for women entrepreneurs

image President Murmu launches herSTART platform for women entrepreneurs

New Delhi, Oct 4 (KNN) The President of India, Droupadi Murmu, launched ‘herSTART’, a start-up platform of the Gujarat University in Ahmedabad on October 4, 2022.

The start-up platform aims to boost innovation and start-up efforts of women entrepreneurs.

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Murmu also laid the foundation stone virtually from Gujarat University for various projects of the government of Gujarat related to education and tribal development.

Speaking at the occasion, the President lauded the University for its extensive work in science, research and innovation. She highlighted that there are more than 450 start-ups working in the campus of Gujarat University. And more than 125 women-led start-ups are being actively supported by this university.

“This platform will not only boost innovation and start-up efforts of women entrepreneurs but also prove to be an effective platform in connecting women entrepreneurs with various government and private enterprises,” she said.

During her address, Murmu highlighted the progress made by Gujarat in the field of higher education. While the number of colleges in the state was 775 in 2001-02, in 2020-21 this number increased to more than 3,100. India's first education quality and monitoring cell, 'Garima Cell' has also been established in this state for evaluation of higher education.

She expressed her confidence that India will secure its place as a developed country during Amrit-Kaal, if all states move forward by learning from each other and adopting their successful models.  (KNN Bureau)

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