NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Mr. Alok B Shriram – the Deputy Managing Director of DCM Shriram Industries Ltd, on Saturday took over the Presidency of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry following conclusion of its 109thAnnual Session.
Mr. Shriram would be the 110th President of the Chamber which was formed way back in 1905, largely to undertake the advocacy role of the Indian industry in its Northern part. He continues to be associated with the Shriram Group, a 125 years old Delhi based conglomerate, and manages Industrial Fiber (Rayon) Division business of DCM Shriram Industries and is also the Chairman and Managing Director of DCM Hyundai Ltd. which has been manufacturing shipping containers and special purpose shelters.
Sharing his vision for the chamber Mr Shriram told, “As our Chamber enters its 110th year, we renew our pledge to Nation Building through business. Our Chamber will continue to promote ethical and global business practices and concentrate on its policy advocacy role through research facilities and help our members understand government policy.”
“We at PHD Chamber strongly believe that skilled workforce would be a key enabler for India’s growth story to come true. This thought process brings us to our slogan of – “Skilling India for Global Competitiveness” for the coming year 2015,” added Mr Shriram
The Chamber will continue to pursue its thrust areas of Industrial Development, Infrastructure, Housing, Health, Education & Skill Development and Agriculture and Agri Business. Implementation of Make in India at the grass roots and improving the ease of doing business are the areas of critical importance for us to enhance employment opportunities and help MSMEs to scale up.
Mr Mahesh Gupta who has appointed as Senior Vice President told, “We shall continue to work at the national level on issues pertaining to ease of doing business and industrial development”. Chamber shall continue to work at the grassroots with the states and act as a vehicle of sustainable development Mr Gupta told on the sidelines of 109th AGM of PHDCCI. “We would be focusing on the rural economy. Food processing and agro-forestry are the potential areas. Supportive policies in these areas can significantly contribute to job creation, enhance rural incomes, help manage food inflation and promote sustainable agriculture.” He further added
Chamber shall work towards enhancing international ties for providing new opportunities to the stakeholders for forging a developmental partnership which is not just limited to trade but focus on capacity building, human resource development and productive investments. “our focus would be on India’s participation under Market Access Initiative (MAI) of Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India in various emerging and developing economies. Added Mr Shriram
Chamber continues to play an active role in providing a forum for interaction between the stakeholders and facilitate interactions on key policy issues and challenges. Under the Rural Development Foundation (PHDRDF), chamber would like to promote socio-economic development from grassroots; projects such as building more check dams, undertaking more health camps, awareness campaigns and skill development initiatives.
Under the ambit of Family Welfare Foundation (PHDFWF), Chamber would aggressively like to promote activities such as sanitation programme for girls, self defence training programme for girls & women, health posts in slum areas and community development through awareness on soil conservation and empowerment through capacity building.
“We are committed to promote investment environment and would be working to facilitate foreign investors to come and invest in India. Simultaneously, we would be facilitating our exporters and investors to tap global market opportunities. Mr Shriram concluded