As President of FKCCI, I am committed to take forward the vision of our founding father Sir M Visvesvaraya who had stated “Industrialize or Perish”. I am in favour of advocating a strong industrial policy particularly for MSMEs and Rural Enterprises for which I plan to organize District Investors Summit which is likely to attract investment.
Our Past Presidents have made this 102 years old institution grow from strength to strength. I intend to take forward this institution to further heights keeping in tune with changing times, technology and skills.
Therefore, in my scheme of things, establishment and operationalizing a World Class Skill Development Centre is of prime importance. In addition I have planned to organize Skill and Technology Summits, which will help in enhancing the Skills and Technology of our members and also further bring our Institution into the limelight.
Along with Skills and Technology, intellectual inputs for policy making are important. For this purpose, I intend to make our Sir M V Research Centre fully operational.
Another important agenda is to strengthen the District Chambers which need the support and encouragement which in turn can help in developing the tier-2 and tier-3 cities in Karnataka. I also intend to initiate steps for establishing at least 2 clusters which will supplement Government’s Policy of Cluster Development and also help in the development of the Districts.
While aiming to make further forays into the National and International sphere, I would also like to keep my foot firmly on the ground focusing on the issues related to the State and the Districts. In this context, apart from the flagship events of FKCCI, addressing various burning issues related to Trade, Services and Industry in Karnataka is of vital importance. I would like to work for this cause in right earnestness.
I am confident that 2019-20 will be a more fruitful year for FKCCI