PM Modi Lays Foundation Stone Of IIM-Sambalpur, Urges Students To think Innovatively

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the permanent campus of IIM Sambalpur, Odisha. PM Modi said that the Indian Institute of Management can act as a bridge between local products and global collaborations.

The ceremony was virtually attended by over 5000 invitees including officials, industry leaders, academicians and students, alumni, and faculty of IIM Sambalpur.

“Our IIMs can act as a bridge between local products and global collaborations. Innovation, integrity, and inclusiveness are the mantras for IIM Sambalpur,” said PM Modi on the occasion.

The Prime Minister further stated that the location is perfect to become an educational hub, with many institutes and colleges already existing in Sambalpur.

“Today’s startups are the multinational companies of tomorrow. Most startups are coming up in tier II and III cities of the country. From the farming sector to the space sector, the scope for startups is increasing,” he added.

Emphasizing how opportunities give rise to permanent solutions, he exemplified that due to the COVID-19-induced pandemic situation, India started manufacturing PPE kits and masks in large scale.

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“We have innovated and found long-term solutions. Management is not about managing large companies, it is about managing opportunities in real life,” said PM Modi.

Centre has worked on a permanent solution for household gas coverage and covered 98 percent of the nation, the Prime Minister stated.

“The spread of gas connections is a management case study, where we saw speed and very importantly, scaled in six years 14 crore gas connections. India has more than 28 crore gas connections today. Gas connection is no longer a luxury, it is a basic necessity. 50 lakh poor families in Odisha have received gas connections,” he added.

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