New Delhi (NVI): Students of Indian Institutes of Managements (IIM) across the nation should work towards turning ‘local’ into ‘global’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said.
Addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of the permanent campus of IIM Sambalpur in Odisha, Modi said, “To turn local into global, students of IIM need to come up with new ways. The country has 20 IIMs and this huge talent pool will help the vision for a self-reliant India.”
“This decade will be devoted to the development of new Multinational corporations (MNCs) in India. Today’s startups are tomorrow’s MNCs. These are largely growing in tier 2 and tier 3 cities. These startups need able managers and those passing out of these institutions will lead the way,” PM Modi said.
Stressing on the need for ‘inclusive development’, PM Modi said that students should focus on ‘brand India’ while ensuring that their vision incorporates the less privileged sections of society.
The Prime Minister added, “It is our responsibility to get a global recognition for ‘brand India’. Those who will be a part of this institution need to encourage development and focus on inclusivity of all.”
Odisha governor Ganeshi Lal and state chief minister Naveen Patnaik, Union ministers Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Chandra Sarangi were also present on the occasion.