On 2nd August, 2019, Manish Sisodia, the Education Minister of Delhi said his government's initiative 'Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum' will meet the challenge of India's economy and will contribute to its growth (GDP).
Mr Sisodia, said that earlier this year, Delhi’s Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum was launched in government schools in Delhi for classes 9 to 12 during an interaction with 200 entrepreneurs.
He said that the engagement of the entrepreneur community of the city with the children on a regular basis was a major component of the programme.
The 200 entrepreneurs who were invited to interact with the deputy chief minister were those who had responded to the government's open call to the community to participate in the curriculum.
Mr Sisodia said, "India has slipped today from the 5th place to the 7th this year in GDP terms. Regardless of who is running the government, the slowing down of the economy impacts us all as citizens. We will have to work together to change this."
The Deputy Chief Minister while laying out his government's vision for the Entrepreneurship Mindset curriculum, said, "Most of the graduates coming out of our colleges today are job seekers. If this is allowed to continue, India will always remain a job seeker economy. We have to become a job creator economy."
He also added that they consider it success when country's best brains get jobs at Microsoft, Adobe, and elsewhere.
"The only value this adds to our economy is the salaries Indians earn and the taxes they pay. But the profit and income that is generated by these companies and their technologies is routed back to their country of incorporation, not into India," he said.
He also added that it is a matter of pride that Indians are running these large corporations, but the country will truly grow as an economy when people around the world begin to work for Indian companies, launched by Indian entrepreneurs. For this, the country need to build a job creator economy.
Mr Sisodia said that many top institutions are running entrepreneurship development courses that are teaching students the skills needed to start businesses.
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