SunstarTV Bureau: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of the permanent campus of Institutes of Managements (IIM) Sambalpur via video conferencing, today.
After laying the foundation stone, Modi addressed students of IIM across the nation to work towards tuning ‘local’ into ‘global’.
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He said, “Till 2014, there were 13 IIMs in India. Today, there are 20 IIMs. Such a large talent pool can help strengthen the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ campaign.”
Stressing on the need for ‘inclusive development’, PM said that students should focus on ‘brand India’ while ensuring that their vision incorporates the less privileged sections of society.
“This decade will be devoted to the development of new Multinational corporations (MNCs) in India. Today’s startups are tomorrow’s MNCs. These are largely growing in tier 2 and tier 3 cities. These startups need able managers and those passing out of these institutions will lead the way. It is our responsibility to get a global recognition for ‘brand India’. Those who will be a part of this institution need to encourage development and focus on inclusivity of all,” PM Modi said.
Odisha governor Ganeshi Lal and state chief minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Ministers Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Chandra Sarangi were also present on the occasion.