Panaji:: October 18, 2019 .. Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant in the presence of Minister for Revenue and Information Technology (IT), Smt. Jennifer Monserrate, inaugurated the ‘Goa Business School IT Summit’ at Dr. Shyamaprasad Mukharjee Indoor Stadium, Taleigao today.

President, Vibrant Goa Foundation, Shri Rajkumar Kamat, President of Goa Technical Association, Shri Manguirish Salelkar, Director of Goa Institute of Management (GEM),Shri Ajit Parulekar, Dean of Goa Business School, Goa University, Dr. Venkatesh  Kamat were present on the occasion.

Chief Minister, Dr. Pramod Sawant  while  addressing the gathering said that the objective of GBSITS is to bring together partner institutes from India and abroad for a two-day joint meeting forging new age collaborations in the field of IT. The students should take the benefit of the sessions that are organized and understand the various opportunities that are available in the IT industry. This is a sector that will always continue to grow with the new technology and latest innovations at regular intervals he added.

Chief Minister further said that the Goa IT policy focuses on Infrastructure, environment, fiscal incentives, Governance and human resource development. It promises time-bound approval of the investment incentives within 90 days period which leads to create ten thousand jobs to locals.

The Goa starts up policy was launched to make Goa one of the most preferred start-up destination of India and make it 21st start-ups in Asia by 2025. The Goa University has initiated steps to attract investors to give them start-up opportunities besides to show their views and ideas through sessions. Chief Minister urged delegates mentioning that they play a very important role in the development of the economy. With innovations, they can generate additional revenue for them and with the start-ups, they can contribute to the Goan economy.

Minister for IT, Smt. Jennifer Monserrate who spoke on the occasion expressed happiness saying that it is a  proud movement, as  Goa is emerging as an IT hub in the country. The State Government is committed for the overall development of the IT industry in Goa with emphasis will be laid on Goa-based start-ups creating national and international investment opportunities, joint ventures, local employment and most importantly a sustainable and non polluting IT sector. This is just the beginning she said adding that more such opportunities will be extended to help our Start-ups grow in the years to come.

Vice-Chancellor of Goa University, Dr. Varun Sahni, welcomed the gathering. Shri Ram Rao Wagh compered the function while Shri. Milind Anvekar, Vice Chairmen of Vibrant Goa Committee proposed the vote of thanks.


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