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Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship, Guwahati under the Ministry of Skill Development and Enterpreneurship, Govt of India, celebrated its glorious 28th Foundation Day in its premises on 28th and 29th April. The event was graced by Dr. Sanjive Narain, Managing Director, AM Television and Dr. Samudra Gupta Kashyap, State Information Commissioner, Assam as Guest of Honour. Along with aspiring and existing entrepreneurs the event was also graced by representatives of various promotional organizations like TRIFED, APTDC, WPTBC, former directors of IIE.

Dr. Sanjive Narain, MD AM Television enthralled the gathering by sharing his journey of becoming a highly successful entrepreneur and also stressed on the need of promotion of entrepreneurial society as a model for holistic socio-economic development of the region. He applauded IIE’s contribution in creating numerous young entrepreneurs in the region.  Speaking at the event State Information Commissioner and noted author Dr Samudra Gupta Kashyap lauded the immense contribution of IIE towards creating a huge pool of first generation entrepreneurs in the region. Dr Kashyap also recalled the pioneering contributions of freedom fighter and first Indian tea planter Maniram Dewan and suggested celebrating his birthday in April 27 together with the foundation day of IIE and called for establishing his statue at IIE.

The main attraction of the event was the panel discussion on the topic “Emerging Entrepreneurial Landscape: Oppurtunities and Challenges: Insights from entrepreneurs” where Shri Arijit Purkayastha- Director, Koyeli Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd., Shri Gunajit Brahma Director, JeevAnksh Eco Products Pvt. Ltd., Shri Joutishman Dutta- Managing Trustee, Down Town Charity Trust and Shri Sanjeev Sharma- Founder Director & CEO, Webx Technologies participated. These dedicated entrepreneurs discussed on the challenges they faced during their journey and the support they needed from the ecosystem. The programme was moderated by Dr. Sriparna B Baruah, Head CIE-IIE. The discussion was followed by an interactive session with stakeholders and sector perspective by selected entrepreneurs and felicitation of entrepreneurs from Northeastern Region.

Dr Lalit Sharma, Director IIE addressed the gathering about the journey of the institute so far and its significant activities and achievements. He also assured of further dedication on the part of the organisation for enhancement of entrepreneurial spirit amongst the youth of the region. He shared his view on different aspects on entrepreneurship emphasizing the importance of North East having potential for entrepreneurial growth.

An exhibition showcased by local artisans from various clusters in Northeast Region at IIE campus was inaugurated by Smt. Krishna Baruah, ACS, Mission Director of Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission in the presence of Dr. Lalit Sharma, Director, IIE, Dr Sriparna B Baruah, Head CIE-IIE, Shri Prasanta Goswami, Associate Faculty Member IIE, Dr. Shantanu Mohan Deka, Associate Faculty Member, IIE, invited entrepreneurs, guest, officers and staffs of IIE, artisans from various parts of Northeast. The celebration came to an end with a cultural evening performed by the staffs of IIE.

Dr.DD Mali, Former Director IIE ianugurating the 28th Foundation Day by lighting the lamp

Dr.Samudra Gupta Kashyap, State Informtion Commissioner, Assam, Guest of Honour inaugurating the 28th Foundation Day by lighting the lamp

Dr.Lalit Sharma, Director, IIE felicitating Dr DD Mali former Director of IIE with a traditional Assamese gamosa on the 28th Foundation Day

Reputed entrepreneurs participating on the panel discussion on the ocassion of 28th Foundation Day of IIE

Dr.Sanjive Narain, MD AM Television delivering his speech as Guest of Honour on 28th Foundation Day of IIE

Dr.Samudra Gupta Kashyap, State Information Commissioner, Assam felicitated by Dr. Lalit Sharma,Director, IIE

Dr.Sanjive Narain, Guest of Honour being felicitated by Dr. Lalit Sharma, Director, IIE

Shri Ricky Ozukom, MD Alphra Group, Nagaland is being felicitated by Dr. Sriparna B Baruah, Head-CIE,IIE

Distinguised guests attending the 28th Foundation Day programme at IIE

Smt.Krishna Baruah, ACS, Mission Director, ASRLM inaugurating the exhibition showcased by local artisan of North east on the 28th Foundation Day of IIE

Smt.Krishna Baruah, ACS, Mission Director visiting exhibition stall at IIE on the ocassion of
28th Foundation day.

Artisans from Nagaland displaying their products at IIE on the ocassion of 28th Foundation Day

Local artisans displaying their products at the exhibition
held at IIE on the ocassion of 28th Foundation Day

TRISSAM brand being displayed at the exhibition held at IIE on the ocassion of 28th Foundation Day