Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for building innovation-friendly systems to build an innovation-driven ‘New India.’ The Prime Minister said this after he along with his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu dedicated to the nation a centre for entrepreneurship and technology in Deo Dholera village near Ahmedabad.
The International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (iCreate), is a public-private partnership (PPP) venture set up to nurture entrepreneurs by providing them funds, space, mentors and other facilities.
“When I went to Israel last year, I made up my mind that this foundation should have more strong relations with Israel. Since then, I was waiting for my friend Benjamin Netanyahu to come to India. He is here and now we are inaugurating this foundation,” Modi said.
“We are working towards making entire system in our country innovation-friendly, so that ideas are formed from intent, innovations are formed from ideas and new India is formed from innovations,” he added.
The Israeli prime minister said he was delighted to be present at the event.
“The world knows about iPads and iPods, there is on more i that the world needs to know about, that is iCreate,” said Netanyahu.
He noted that many Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the liberation of Haifa were Gujaratis.
He ended his speech with “Jai Hind! Jai Bharat! Jai Israel! Thank you Prime Minister Modi”.
(With inputs from agencies)