Government should provide support to grassroots innovators: President

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday received a copy of the book ‘Grassroots Innovation’ and said the “government should provide institutional support to the grassroots innovators”.

The book is authored by Anil K. Gupta of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. He is also Vice-Chairman of National Innovation Foundation at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Mukherjee also conveyed his best wishes to Gupta and his team “to continue their march in adding value to the ideas and innovations of communities at grassroots level”.

Congratulating Gupta, Mukherjee said he was deeply appreciative of his efforts and painstaking work about the innate creativity and innovative potential of people.

“Dr. Gupta’s book was about stories of extraordinary men and women who are silently contributing in the innovation movement for the economic development and advancement of society,” said Mukherjee.

“The Government should provide institutional support to the grass root innovators. Their efforts will not be appreciated if necessary linkages between the relevant stakeholders are not established,” he added.

The Festival of Innovations which is organised by Rashtrapati Bhavan in collaboration with National Innovation Foundation has helped to bring together creative energy from different domains, further added Mukherjee.

–IANS

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