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Tripura CM asks students to be employers, not employees

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

Biplab Kumar on Saturday appealed to the students of the National (NIT) here to take up entrepreneurship and contribute in developing as a "model state".

expressed happiness that 70 per cent of its students have got placement through campus interviews.

"But I shall appeal to the students to be job creators instead of being employees. We are trying to create a model state in The youth force should think about the country," he said while addressing the 11th convocation of the Agartala NIT.

"Indian students have made Make My Trip and Ola. If they can do, then why can't you do something similar? Be entrepreneurs. The will extend all sorts of cooperation," he said.

He said Tripura is going to be developed as a major transit and logistic hub in the North East in six months as the Centre has finalised agreement with for access to

The is also building a bridge with the neighbouring country on the in South Tripura, the said.

said the state would soon start BPOs, call centres, startup centres to assist aspiring entrepreneurs.

was awarded a honourary D.Litt at the convocation.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 23:40 IST