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Manipur: Najma Heptulla inaugurates IBSD Kalindi Center for entrepreneurship in North-East

Updated: Feb 17, 2017 20:37 IST

Manipur (Imphal) [India], Feb. 17 (ANI): Governor of Manipur, Dr. Najma Heptulla, on Friday inaugurated Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable development (IBSD) Kalindi Center for entrepreneurship in North-East in the college campus.

A large number of students and teachers from various colleges of University of Delhi and students from the North-East also participated in the programme.

The centre aims to promote the uniqueness of the North-East and bring out the entrepreneur skills amongst the youth especially the women.

IBSD, a national institute under department of bio technology, Government of India and Kalindi College, a prominent women's college of University of Delhi joined hands to establish one of its kind centre outside North-East.

While inaugurating the center, the Governor stressed that the center will focus towards entrepreneurship for the women of the North-East and to secure their economic development in a sustainable way.

The center will also help in overcoming the perceived negligence of the women from the North-East and to enable them to join the mainstream.

"The current economic doctrine is not socially sustainable unless it is tempered with human concerns. It can achieve efficiency but not equity. Hence, there is a need to integrate economic policy with comprehensive social policy," the Governor said.

Heptulla also invited the students and teachers from University of Delhi to visit Manipur to explore the possibilities for research collaborations and innovations.

Professor Dinabandhu Sahoo, Director, Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development (IBSD, said that the core mission of this center is to provide opportunities to students of all regions to explore and appreciate the diversity and immense potential of the North-eastern states.

Anula Maurya, the Principal of Kalindi College said the center will train a large number of students in the field of bio-resources entrepreneurship and how to go for value addition of the local resources produced in the North-East. (ANI)

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