President Murmu launches startup platform ‘herStart’ for women entrepreneurs created by Gujrat University

President Murmu on October 4 launched the startup platform of Gujarat University ‘Her start’ for women entrepreneurs. The platform will provide free training and modules to aspiring women entrepreneurs.

President Murmu is on a two-day visit to Gujarat for the first time after becoming the President.

The President said that more than 450 start-ups are functioning in the campus of Gujarat University. And more than 125 women-led start-ups are being actively supported by this university. Also around 15,000 women entrepreneurs are associated with this initiative either online or offline.

She said that she is happy to inaugurate a start-up platform dedicated to women entrepreneurs in such a start-up friendly university. She expressed confidence that this platform would 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 also laid the foundation stone of various projects related to education and tribal development at a function at Gujarat University.

The President said that she was also happy to inaugurate projects like Sainik School, Girls Literacy Residential School and Eklavya Model Residential School related to education, especially girls and tribal education in Gujarat. Because the foundation stone for further strengthening India’s position in science, research and innovation will be built through school education.

On Monday she inaugurated or laid foundation stones for projects worth Rs 1,330 crore at a function in Gandhinagar. She also offered a floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram.

The President noted that Gujarat has also made significant progress 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 been established in this state for evaluation of higher education.

She said that with the effective implementation of ‘Van Bandhu-Kalyan Yojana’, there has been a significant increase in the literacy rate in the tribal society. This scheme has also improved the school dropout rate among tribal students.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, father of India’s space program Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, former chairman of ISRO, Dr K. Kasturirangan. and Union Home Minister Amit Shah are alumni of this university.

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