Hyderabad: IT Minister K. T. Rama Rao on Saturday launched the Telangana Fellowship Program on Saturday which is first-of-its kind one-year program, driven by State Innovation Cell of Telangana and Ashoka Innovators for the Public (Ashoka.org).
Through a highly competitive process, six fellows were picked from diverse background including entrepreneurs, engineers, students of journalism and lawyers hailing from different parts of Telangana.
Mr. Rama Rao said that the government is committed to building a strong innovation-driven economy in the state and so launched the state Innovation Cell whose goal is to make Telangana a land of innovators, just like Gujarat is known as a land of businessmen.
"The Cell will work towards building strong awareness about the importance of innovation, and I hope this will result in creating at least one innovator in each family," he added.
The fellows hail from Khammam, Jagityal Karimnagar, Mahbubnagar besides a few others from Tamil Nadu and Delhi.
IT secretary Jayesh Ranjan said "We have brought in highly motivated individuals from the private sector and enabled them to deliver performance with minimum interference from the Government"....