The National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), an organization under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) opened its extension centres in 20 National Skill Training Institutes (NSTI) across the country to promote entrepreneurship. It is an endeavour to achieve Honorable Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi’s vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
The centres were inaugurated by Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary, MSDE through a virtual event.
With the inauguration of 20 new extension centres, NIESBUD has increased its footprints at the National level across the country – NSTI Noida, NSTI Indore, NSTI Mumbai, NSTI Goa, NSTI Vadodra, NSTI Shimla, NSTI Bengaluru, NSTI Panipat, NSTI Patna, NSTI Bhubaneswar, NSTI Chennai, NSTI Calicut, NSTI Jaipur, MSTI Hyderabad, NSTI Howrah, NSTI Ludhiana, NSTI Jamshedpur, NSTI Dehradun, NSTI Kanpur and NSTI Jammu.
Aimed at the promotion of entrepreneurship in the respective states, these centres will conduct activities for which two centres of the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (ITE) were also inaugurated during the event in NSTI Meghalaya and Tripura.
During his inaugural speech, Secretary, MSDE highlighted that MSDE is promoting entrepreneurship in the country with its functional bodies NIESBUD, IIE. He also mentioned that there is a need to create jobs using entrepreneurship which is a vital tool. NIESBUD and NSTI can work together to promote entrepreneurship along with skill development and aim to create the entrepreneurial environment in the respective States.
Mr. Atul Tiwary, Additional Secretary, MSDE and Director General, DGT mentioned that the young people of our country have the potential to contribute to the socio-economic development of our nation as they have that energy, enthusiasm and innovativeness. They should be placed at the forefront of building the economy of the country. Mr. Tiwary appreciated the decision of opening centres of NIESBUD in NSTI as they can collectively work towards promoting entrepreneurship in states.
While welcoming the Chief Guest and the dignitaries Dr. Poonam Sinha, Director, NIESBUD apprised that this will be a historic day for NIESBUD as she witnessed the centres expanding across the country. Dr. Sinha thanked Secretary, MSDE for his guidance and leadership due to which NIESBUD could expand its reach at the pan India level.
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Mrs. Sandhya Salwan, Deputy-Director General, DGT and Mr. Sandesh M Tilekar, Director, Entrepreneurship was also present during the inauguration ceremony. One week Entrepreneurship Development Programme and extending mentoring and handholding support to the NSTI trainees who are willing to start their enterprises was conducted by NIESBUD faculties.