The Promotion and Incubation of Market-Driven Enterprises (PRIME) program seeks to create and promote a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem in the state. Aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups, and early-stage enterprises are nurtured and supported to translate their innovative ideas into business and sustain them in the long run by fostering effective networking opportunities.
PRIME follows a collaborative approach between the state government, its different departments, and private organizations to facilitate individual strengths. PRIME Startup Hubs are funded by Meghalaya Basin Management Agency (MBMA) and are implemented by Meghalaya Institute of Entrepreneurship (MIE) with the support of knowledge partner IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP).
The PRIME program, initiated by the Government of Meghalaya, is working towards implementing the initiatives outlined in the Meghalaya Startup Policy. PRIME aims to make entrepreneurship a preferred career choice for the youth of the State through the creation of a dynamic and collaborative ecosystem that enables easy availability of credit, relevant technology, skilling and mentoring support and access to high leverage markets. Through PRIME systematic and targeted support is being provided to aspiring entrepreneurs through a network of PRIME Hubs that will be the one-stop shop for the different segments of entrepreneurs in the State.
Meghalaya, with its rich cultural heritage and a growing pool of talented individuals, has recently witnessed the emergence of some prominent sports personalities. However, when compared to other states across the country, the state’s sports achievements are relatively modest. Even in comparison to neighbouring north-eastern states, which share similar physical attributes, Meghalaya falls short in producing notable sports talents. This disparity calls for focused attention and concerted efforts to unlock the true sporting potential of the state.
In addition to the challenges in sports development, another significant issue that Meghalaya faces is the dearth of entertainment and media establishments that cater to the needs and aspirations of its people. This shortfall is not limited to the absence of cinema halls but extends to the lack of institutes that promote the state’s rich culture and provide platforms for the arts to be performed and displayed. Meghalaya boasts a wealth of cultural traditions that are currently at risk of fading away, as only a few individuals in villages practice and perform these dying arts. It is essential to ensure the preservation and promotion of this cultural heritage so that future generations can also embrace and enjoy it.
To address these concerns and invigorate the sports and entertainment landscape of Meghalaya, we recognize the critical need for well-established and efficiently run facilities. These establishments should serve as centres for sporting excellence, artistic expression, cultural preservation, and community engagement. By investing in and improving these facilities, we can create an environment that nurtures talent, showcases the state’s unique culture, and provides avenues for recreation and enjoyment for all residents.
Therefore, through this Request for Proposal (RFP), we invite qualified organizations and stakeholders to submit their proposals for the establishment, development, and management of wellness, cultural and entertainment centres in Meghalaya. This RFP seeks innovative ideas and sustainable solutions to foster sports development, enrich the entertainment landscape, and revitalize the cultural heritage of our beloved state.
By undertaking this endeavor, we aim to create a vibrant and inclusive ecosystem that not only encourages athletic excellence but also celebrates the arts and preserves the cultural legacy of Meghalaya for generations to come.