Prime Minister Modi and his Israeli counterpart today dedicated i-CREATE facility located on the outskirts of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. The i-Create is an independent Centre created with the objective of facilitating entrepreneurship through a blend of creativity, innovation, engineering, and product design. It aims to develop an ecosystem in India to generate quality entrepreneurs.
Speaking on this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that innovation has a key role to play in bringing the people of India and Israel closer to each other. He said the entire world has taken note of the technological prowess and creativity of Israel. He said the youth of India has energy and enthusiasm. What the youth needs is a bit of encouragement and institutional support.
Prime Minister Modi further said that the Government is working to make the entire system innovation-friendly so that intent can generate ideas; ideas lead to innovation; and innovation helps create a New India.
Quoting Kalidasa, the Prime Minister touched upon the dilemma between convention and innovation. He urged the youth of India to innovate to overcome the challenges facing the nation today and to improve the quality of life of the common man at lowest possible cost. He said this cooperation between the two countries would write a new chapter in the history of mankind in the 21st century.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi was catapulting India into one of the great powers of the world through the power of innovation. He said that the world knew about i- pod and i- pad but it needed to know about one more i-Create which was founded by Mr. Modi when he was the then Chief Minister of Gujarat.He also said that Israel was ready to partner with India in every field including Water, Agriculture, Health and Life Sciences.