JALUKBARI, April 2 - The Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) celebrated its 23rd foundation day yesterday.
The chief guest of the occasion was noted economist Dr Jayanta Madhab. Former IIE director Dr D D Mali and former faculties Dr SK Saikia and P Sarmah were also present.
IIE Director Manoj K Das mentioned that in the last one year the institute has seen much transition, having been placed under the newly created Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship from May, 2015. The new ministry is spearheading the skilling and creation of an entrepreneurial culture among the youths.
As more than 60 per cent of India�s population are youths and as only 4.5 per cent of the total population form skilled manpower, it�s a gigantic task before the policy makers, government and society to keep them engaged in gainful activities. Only an entrepreneurial society will be able to innovate, create enterprises and add value to foster development and provide sustainable livelihood for so many people, Das said.
Dr Madhab narrated how he, as a country manager for South Korea saw the leap frogging of the country from an impoverished nation to a developed one. He said when he visited South Korea for the first time they used to bow to Indians, because they came from a great country. Today Korean goods have invaded the automobiles, white goods and telecommunications sectors in a pan-Indian market. A mantra and hunger for achievement, coupled with dedicated leadership can make a nation great, he said.