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|KPCC International Economic Summit-2009
Kashmiri Entrepreneurs to Catalyse Development in J&K
New Delhi, September 26, 2009
Strife torn Kashmir economy has a new ray of hope. Top Kashmir origin CEOs and top policy makers got together today to draw the road map for revival of economy in Jammu and Kashmir. As the first step in this direction, Vikas Rambal, CMD, Perdaman Chemicals & Fertilizers (Australia) has committed to partnering the state government for the setting up of a power generation unit to cater to the electricity demands in the state. Several other top CEOs too made their intent public to invest and play a direct role in the reconstruction of the state.
The Kashmiri origin CEOs interface with the government was organised at the first of its kind conclave organized by Kashyap Progressive Commerce & Commercial Foundation (KPCC) as part of its agenda to drive the economic reconstruction in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
The Summit was attended by a mix of entrepreneurs, policy-makers, industrialists, representatives from top MNCs, scholars, and progressive Kashmiris. The policy-makers were represented by Dr Farooq Abdullah, President J&K National Conference and Union Minister, Mr. Tara Chand, Dy. CM of J&K, GH Mir, Agriculture Minister for J&K, Saifuddin Soz, JKPCC President and Former Union Minister, GoI while the corporate world was represented by the likes of Rajiv Kaul, Vice Chairman & CEO of CMS (ex Microsoft), Anshuman Magazine, CMD (CB Richard Ellis), Vikas Rambal, CMD (Perdaman Industries), Sanjay Kaul, Director (RIM), Kapil Kaul CEO South Asia (CAPA), AK Kaul, CEO (Bluepeter India), Dr Saurabh Srivastava, Chairman (Indian Venture Capitalist Association), Ajay Bindroo, Global CEO (Supermax), Naveen Kundoo, CEO (Leisure Tours), PN Sadhu, Director (Pamposh Constructions), Anil Moti, CEO (Paradigm Leather), Ravinder Kaul, Executive VP (Centrum Learning) and Chairman (SETU Foundation), Mohit Goyal, (India Angel), Haseeb Drabu, Chairman (J&K Bank) apart from decision makers like Krishan Kalra, Secretary General (PHDCCI), Sandeep Bamzai (Sr. Journalist) and other top dignitaries from business world.
Some of the key points raised at the summit were that the terrorism and unrest in the state was an aberration to the growth and the development of the state, and the same has been rejected by the populace in the state
The development in the state will be driven by the youth of the state who are proud of their bearings, and who have the fire in their belly to re-build the lost glory of the state
The only thing that the populace requires from the government is to create a conducive environment for business in the state, and the entrepreneurs will come forward, invest in the state, and along with the populace drive development and economy within the state.
Stronger economic engagement in the region to reduce the economic and social gaps as well as a reform-driven private-public partnership
Core competency of the region should be tapped for the overall growth and development natural beauty, weather-environment-climatic conditions, potential of winter sports and tourism, natural flora and fauna, handicrafts & carpets, et all
Focus on education and IT will drive increased participation of the younger generation in the reconstruction of the state
Need for greater recognition and acceptance of KPCC by both the J&K government as well as the Indian government as the representative body of the business community of the state and greater collaboration and support by the government to drive growth in the state
Recognizing the sentiments and the potential that KPCC as a representative body has towards catalysing the development within the state of Jammu & Kashmir, Dr Farooq Abdullah and Tara Chand, Dy. CM suggested that a cell be set up by KPCC to closely liaise with the state government, and that all help and support will be extended by the state government in their endeavours towards restoring the lost glory in the state.
KPCC is an Institution dedicated to serve the interests of displaced Kashmiri fraternity in Commerce, Industry and Professions in particular, and Economic development of the state of J&K and country in general.
KPCC has been founded to encourage friendly interaction and harmonious relationship among Commercial men on all matters involving the common good and to promote and protect the general mercantile interests of the Kashmiri displaced Fraternity. KPCC will labor to improve entrepreneurial practice of fraternity and the civic life of the fraternity as a whole.
KPCC handles problems of its constituency with various authorities by suggesting rational and acceptable solutions to the authorities, since KPCC looks at a problem in the context of the changing needs and horizons. With the changing scenario, KPCC will have flexible and malleable approach to the requirements of its ever increasing members, without straying from its reputation of professional outlook and dispassionate approach.
KPCC offers tremendous opportunity for business networking and understanding the opportunities in state. KPCC and its members will utterly focus on the economic welfare and will remain committed to the constitution of India.
Best Practices: In the knowledge-driven globalized economy, KPCC stands for quality, competitiveness, transparency, accountability and business-government-civil society partnership to spread ethics-based business practices and to enhance the quality of life of the common people.
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