From next year, Delhi Government Business Blasters program will also be available in private schools.
Manish Sisodia, Delhi’s deputy chief minister, announced on Saturday that the city government’s Business Blasters program, which encourages students to think like entrepreneurs, will be implemented in private schools from next year. . He was addressing the Business Blasters investment summit and exhibition at Thyagraj Stadium, where more than 100 business ideas from government schoolchildren were pitched to investors.
The minister said the Delhi government is committed to providing better education to every child in Delhi and in this direction through programs like Business Blasters they are fulfilling BR Ambedkar’s dreams. He said the Business Blasters Investment Summit and Expo is the first program of its kind for children in the country and in the world. He called on investors to invest in children’s start-ups and guide them. “Any government can only do such experiments up to a certain level. It is the job of entrepreneurs to take things forward from here,” he said. He said that among these young business stars of today, would emerge the Tatas and Birlas of tomorrow who would establish the biggest companies in the world 20 years from now.”Therefore, industry should cooperate to advance these business stars” , he added.According to a statement from the government, investors have invested millions of rupees in their start-ups.
He said the program succeeded because of the hard work of public school children. “Given its success, in the coming times the Delhi government will also launch the scheme in private schools in Delhi,” he said. A meeting will be held with private schools on March 7 to discuss the way forward, he said. The minister said India cannot become a $5 trillion economy with the mindset of job seekers. “We can only take the country’s economy to new heights by nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit among students across the country. The Business Blasters program has boosted the confidence of hundreds of thousands of public school children in Delhi, this is the greatest achievement of the Kejriwal government,” he said. Sisodia met each team at the event and discussed with them how to better pilot their business ideas.
The investors said that the school children’s business ideas are very unique and they were confident that based on their hard work and self-confidence, these children would make a significant contribution to the country’s economy. “The ideas presented by public school students at this exhibition are incredible. Some of the projects are so relevant that they can be launched immediately on the market. They have a high profit potential. We have shortlisted a few business ideas and will communicate with the team shortly. We would love to provide mentorship to the team on the packaging and marketing front,” said Sujata and Taniya Biswas, Founders of Suta (Mumbai).
Team leader Aditya Maurya said they are trying to talk to architectural firms to provide 3D models of buildings. Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya (SBV) ‘Growth’ team in Netaji Nagar has created a customized electric bike for just Rs 5,000 to help disabled children. His battery charges with a dynamo attached to the cycle as he moves. Team leader Tushar said that through this cycle they want to give confidence to children with disabilities that they too can ride bikes like other children. “We have received investment of Rs 3 lakh from an investor to develop 50 such cycles,” he said.
“What these kids have delivered with the seed capital of only Rs 1000-2000 is outstanding. The best part is that their ideas were born out of the needs of the community. Impressed by them, I have already invested in three business ideas …” said Rajeev Saraf, CEO of Lepton Software (Gurugram). Ideas that were showcased at the expo included “Let’s 3D”, the brainchild of a team at Kalkaji School of Excellence. “They provide custom 3D printed keychains, lamps and miniatures to their customers. The team bought a 3D printer with their seed money and have made a lot of profit so far. team received over 100 orders through B-2-B,” according to the government statement.
SBV’s Public Service team in Dwarka Sector 1 has developed an alcohol detector that connects to the steering wheel of cars and other vehicles. This device cuts the vehicle’s engine if the driver is intoxicated, the statement said. Team leader Varun explained that this device was prepared using computer programming and readily available hardware. This can be useful in preventing drunk driving, thus serious road accidents, he said.
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- From next year, Delhi Government Business Blasters program will also be available in private schools.
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