CM Dr. Sarma inaugurates Technology Incubation Centre at Assam Biotech Park
Dispur : Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma along with Union Minister of
Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan today inaugurated
Technology Incubation Centre at Assam Biotech Park, Amingaon. He also inaugurated the
three day Assam Biotech Conclave-2022 at a function held at Biotech Park auditorium.
The Chief Minister also launched a programme “Shayamalima Kamrup”, a massive
plantation drive in Kamrup District. Under the programme three lakh saplings will be planted
in the district to increase the green coverage.
In the same programme, Young Innovative Awards and Life Time Achievement
Awards were presented. It may be noted that to recognise the outstanding contributions of the
scientists and innovative minds, Government of Assam has been conferring State Science
Awards since 2017.
Chief Minister Dr. Sarma along with Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan presented
the Young Innovative Entrepreneur Award to Mr. Siddharth Arora – Best Young Innovative
Entrepreneur Award, Dr. Ananya Barman – Best Young women entrepreneur award and
Kaustoov Gopal Goswami – Best Young Innovative entrepreneur award North East.
Moreover, the awards for the year 2020 presented to Dr. Joyanti Chutia (Lifetime
Achievement Award ), Young Scientist Award to Dr. Hemen Kalita and Institutional Award
to Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology. The award for the year 2021
presented to late prof. Dhiraj Bora (Lifetime Achievement Award) and Young Scientist
Award to Dr. Rupam Goswami.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Dr. Sarma said that he felt very happy to
inaugurate Technology Incubation Centre at Assam Biotech Park which he believed would be
helpful in encouraging the entrepreneurial culture among the students and professionals from
initial stage of their curriculum to equip them with potentials to become job provider rather
than a job seeker. He also said that the venture would be a catalyst to create a momentum
towards sustainable development in the state.
Chief Minister Dr. Sarma also said that his government has given lot of emphasis to
create a balance between economy and ecology. He, therefore, said that the programme
‘Shayamalima Kamrup’ where extensive plantation drive would be launched will be
replicated across the state to create green environment to support sustainable development in