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IIE celebrates its 25th Glorious Year Foundation Day 2019


Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) have completed 25 glorious years of its existence. IIE, a pioneer institute in the field of Entrepreneurship, Skill and Livelihood Development under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship has trained many a thousand youths of North East Region during last 25 years. The Institute was established on 1st April, 1994 in Guwahati by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise, Government of India. On 22nd May 2015 the Institute was relocated to Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India.

The Institute celebrated its 25th Foundation Day on 1st April 2019 in the presence of IIE’s successful and trained entrepreneurs. The day started with ‘Tree plantation’ by Dr. D.D. Mali, Founder Director of IIE, followed by a group photo with the members of IIE. The main function was held at IIE Auditorium which was attended by Dr. D.D Mali, Founder Director, IIE, Dr. Abhijit Sharma, Director, IIE, invited successful entrepreneurs of IIE along with faculties and staff of IIE. The function started with ‘lighting of Ceremonial Lamp’ by the  Founder Director, Dr D.D. Mali, Dr.Abhijit Sharma, Director, IIE & others. It was followed by felicitation of the invited guests and entrepreneurs by the Faculty Members of IIE.

Dr.Abhijit Sharma, Director of IIE welcomed all the invitees to the 25th Foundation Day celebration. He stated that since this is the 25th year celebration, the Institute would celebrate it throughout the year with various activities lined up. He shared the various challenges that the Institute faced during its journey and how it successfully have managed to overcome it and grown from strength to strength. He felt that in the coming years, given the rapidly changing environment, the entrepreneurs must be equipped to meet a new set of challenges and IIE have therefore top adapt to the new changes. The quicker it adapts to the new ways would determine its success in the coming years. Dr. D.D Mali, Founder Director, IIE narrated his past experiences with the institute. During the event the invited entrepreneurs also shared their journey as an entrepreneur and also thanked IIE for the support and encouragement.

Mr. A.K Baruah, AFM, shared a journey of IIIE through the 25 years. He remembered the contribution made by the Founder Director of the institute Dr D D Mali as well as the past Directors of IIE. Mr.Jiten Ch. Kalita, AFM, as well as others also shared their experiences of the Institute and the challenges it had to face in the past 25 years.  The entire programme was moderated by Dr Sriparna B. Baruah, FM of the Institute.

The event was followed by cultural evening with performances by trainees, faculties, official’s etc. The celebration ended with a grand dinner.