As an important step to catalyse a cultural shift in youth for entrepreneurship, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has instituted the National Entrepreneurship Awards (NEA) to recognize and honour outstanding young first generation Entrepreneurs and their Ecosystem Builders for their outstanding contribution to entrepreneurship development.
The NEA program was started in 2016 and continued in 2017 and 2018.The National Entrepreneurship Awards (NEA) 2019 was the 4th edition in the NEA series.
The NEA seeks the participation of Young Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Builders in the National Entrepreneurship Awards from all across India. It seeks to instil and entrench the entrepreneurial attitude among the future generations and the Youth of India.
A total of 39 Awards under NEA 2019 were conferred to young entrepreneurs’ upto the age of 40 years and their ecosystem builders across sectors, geographies and socio-economic background through the process of Nomination/Self-nomination. The purpose was to highlight models of excellence for others to emulate and improve upon.
Winners received a Trophy, Certificate and a Cash Prize of ₹5 lakh (enterprises/ individuals) and ₹10 lakh (organizations/ institutes), in a grand Award Ceremony organized on 9th November, 2019.
For more details kindly refer the website http://neas.gov.in.