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Startup India Innovation Week witnesses strong policy recommendation from the Indian startup ecosystem;

Hon’ble Prime Minister deliberates with innovators

    YourDOST presents the recommendations of the Health and Mental Wellness fraternities 

The center has concluded its premier Startup India Innovation Week, witnessing participation from prominent startups from across the country. This national interactive platform aims to identify policy recommendations that will augment the growth of the Indian Startup Ecosystem. Ms. Richa Singh, Co-Founder & CEO, YourDOST, a delegate for health and wellness startups, set forth recommendations to boost the happiness of India. Organized by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), leading startups from across industries were grouped to deliberate, finalize and present their recommendations to Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi.

During the interaction, the Hon’ble Prime Minister also announced that the 16th of January will hereon be observed as the National Startup Day to commemorate the successful startups in India. He said, “The strength of the Indian Startup Ecosystem lies in its continuous learning and self-discovery. It is further nourished by their passion, sincerity, and integrity”. The interaction focused on the innovation and entrepreneurship showcased by skilled Indian startups in the recent past. In the innovation week 2022, 180+ startups were classified into 6 categories, grouped with experts in their respective fields. Ms. Richa Singh, Co-Founder & CEO, YourDOST and Mr. Vivek Parachur, Co-Founder, Olene Life Science presented to the Prime Minister, recommendations of 25+ startups on improving the Health and Mental Wellness industries, to create a happier and healthier India. 

Ms. Richa Singh, Co-Founder & CEO, YourDOST said, “The pandemic-stricken years have driven many to an intense guise of emotional tumult. As we collectively had to showcase unwithered resilience, suppressed emotional distortions piled up and proved to be in need of mental support. This makes emotional health services imperative. As we slowly bid adieu to the stigma around mental health, such startups with increasing demand need the much-anticipated assistance to thrive. And we’re happy to witness this boost from the Government towards the mental health and emotional wellness of the citizens of India. Collaboratively, we can achieve both, sustained economic growth through startups and a country with easily accessible wellness tools.”

Our nation, hosting an immensely diverse population faces significant disparities in mental health care. Reaping the fruits of a new progressive India, stigma is no longer the limiting factor and online mental health platforms, with the right support from the government, can provide affordable care to those in need. YourDOST has held over 15 Lac sessions, helping people from different walks of life. With a little boost in the right direction, more startups will lead the emotional wellness movement in the country. YourDOST is currently working with 350+ corporates, educational institutes, and government organizations to enable holistic emotional wellness.

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