Repos wins at the National Start-up Award 2021 led by DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce & Hon’ble PM Modi at India Innovation Week 2021

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Delhi, 20th January 2022: On January 16, declared by the PM as National Startup Day, Pune-based Repos was awarded the National Startup Award 2021 at the prestigious 6-day Startup India Innovation Week. Repos was amongst the 150 entrepreneurs who got the opportunity to present their policy recommendations at the virtual gathering presided by Honorable PM Narendra Modi at the event, a part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. He termed startups as the “ backbone “ of new India and the engine that will power the nation’s economic growth in the run-up to the 100th year of Independence. He also referred to the current decades as the “techade” of India and said that the Government of India will usher in massive changes to strengthen it.

This first-ever Startup India Innovation Week held between January 10-16, was organized by The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with startups and addressed the Startup India Innovation Week via video conference on January 15, 2022, in a private virtual event.

The pune-based startup has won this award in the Energy distribution category which was conferred by Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce and Industry. The ceremony was also attended by Ministers of State (MoS) for Commerce and Industry Som Parkash and Anupriya Patel.

The startups invited to the gathering were divided into six groups, with two founders from each group, who made their presentations to the PM on the chosen themes – Growing from Roots; Nudging the DNA; From Local to Global; Technology of Future; Building Champions in Manufacturing; and Sustainable Development.

Repos was recognized by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas for their Door-to-Door Delivery of Fuel. “I am proud to note that a leading Indian company is bringing forth a platform such as Energy Start-Up Summit for Indian companies to engage and deliberate on building the future”, said Dharmendra Pradhan, (Minister) Petroleum & Natural Gas, Steel, Government of India New Delhi.

On winning this prestigious award, Repos founders, Aditi Bhosale Walunj and Chetan Walunj shared, “We started 4 years ago just with a dream to serve the Nation and the World. There is no day where we haven’t left any stone unturned. Did and still doing whatever is needed, and learning whatever is required. This decade belongs to India and we, startups, can make India a superpower. This award has given us the confidence to become a stronger ‘backbone’ of new India. Always seen the National awards on television, and different industry people winning them. It was a proud moment for the whole Repos team to win the National Startup Award 2021 and Interact with the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. Whatever anyone says, but we know this is India’s time in the world and we will reach there.”