Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh
presented the First National Entrepreneurship awards 2016 in New Delhi
yesterday. The Minister of State (I/C) for Skill Development and
Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy was the guest of honour on the
occasion. The awards have been presented in order to recognise the entrepreneurial
spirit of India’s youth and encourage more young Indians to become
The Entrepreneurship Awards system has
been created through a partnership between MSDE and a number of reputed
institutions across the country including, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT
- Delhi, Mumbai, Kanpur and Chennai), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS),
Mumbai and XLRI, Jamshedpur. Every year, one such institution will play the
role of the lead institution to anchor the awards. For 2016-2017, the lead institution
is IIT, Delhi.
Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh in his
speech highlighted the role of Entrepreneurship in making India a leading
economy globally. He also congratulated the winners and praised them for their
During the ceremony an overview of
MSDE’s entrepreneurship initiatives were outlined by Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy. He
also said that the Awards Ceremony will not only recognise budding
entrepreneurs in India, but will also serve as a platform to showcase the
transformative potential of entrepreneurship to young Indians and inspire them
to become entrepreneurs.
This was followed by inspiring speeches
by successful young entrepreneurs - Varun Khetan (Founder, Urban Clap),
Shrikant Bolla (Founder Bollant Industries) and Ritesh Agarwal (Founder Bollant
Industries) - who shared their experiences. Their entrepreneurial experiences
were encouraging examples for the youth present at the ceremony.
Subsequently, Awards were presented in
11 categories under two selection tracks – Award Track and Recognition Track.
These winners have been selected through a three stage rigorous selection
process. An overview of the winners in these categories, under Award Track is
Food, & Forestry Products - Wow Momo Foods Private Ltd
Pharma, Bio and other processed material - Saral Design Solutions Private Limited
Logistics, Transport & other Services - JETSETGO Aviation Services
&ITES, Financial - Lucideus Tech
SC/ST - JeevAnksh Eco Products
Women - S V Engineering and
recognition track, Awards were presented under for categories
Education institute - RSETI, Karnataka
TREC-STEP Tiruchirappalli Regional Engineering College- Science and Technology
Mentor (Government Sector) – Dr. Harkesh Kumar Mital, Head, National Science & Technology
Entrepreneurship Development Board, (NSTEDB), Department of Science
&Technology, Govt. of India.
Mentor (Private Sector) - Mr. Pradeep Gupta, Chairman,
Winning individuals/ enterprises were
given a prize amount of Rs. 5 lakhs, while winning organisations were given Rs.