Jammu:In furtherance of the development oriented vision and active leadership of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, a Webinar was organised by Jammu and Kashmir Government in association with D.K Bakshi Founder and Director, Global Kashmiri Pandit Business Foundation (GKPBF) to serve as a platform for the first-ever Digital Business and Investor meet. The Webinar was chaired by Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lt Governor and attended by Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Commissioner Secretary, Industry & Commerce Department and Anoo Malhotra, Director Industries & Commerce, Jammu.
A number of participants and prospective investors from the Kashmiri Pandit Community were introduced by Ravinder Kachroo, CEO GKPBF and joined the Webinar, namely Vinod Pandit, Ashok Koul, Director ICCC Toronto, Sanjay Raina, Celebrity Chef, Ravinder Raina, MD Chinar packaging, Vishal Sopori, CEO Corpkart.com, Indu Kaul, Sanjay Ganjoo, venture Capital Washington, Deepak Lakha, Krishan Gupta, Chairman organic wellness, Deepak Jain, Mr, Manu Kalra, Kashmiri Sikh businessman from Baramulla, Ajay Chowdhary from Berlin, Deepak Mam, MD Kalahari Associates, Botswana and Shankar Putha from the Philippines. The speakers primarily belonged to IT, manufacturing, Wellness & Hospitality sectors and suggested that the first opportunity to set up Industries should be given to the local population of J&K who have shifted to other parts of the world since they have a sense of belongingness and are well versed with the region. The speakers also raised the issue of setting up a Nodal Point for responding to the queries and sharing of information with regard to prospective ventures. The participants of the Webinar also expressed keenness in the Healthcare sector and organic production. It was suggested that sector-based initiatives be taken and focus be laid on the education sector, training of teachers, and setting up of solar farms in hilly terrains, Clean/Green manufacturing, etc.
Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lt Governor, formally opened the summit. He appreciated the efforts of the Global KP Business Foundation and their efforts to accelerate the creation of wealth, employment, & economic opportunities in J&K by facilitating business ventures for Kashmiri Pandits.
Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Commissioner Secretary, Industry & Commerce Department, speaking on the occasion lauded the initiative of Global KP Business Foundation and stated that focus sectors have been determined for J&K and that new Industrial Policy shall be issued shortly. He further stated that Anoo Malhotra Director, Industries & Commerce, Jammu shall be the nodal officer and Directorate of I&C Jammu shall be the nodal point for resolution of issues of all prospective investors and responding queries. He emphasised that such events showcase opportunity and help reaching out to people. He stated that working together with investors and the foundation many solutions to the economic development of Jammu and Kashmir can be worked out. D.K Bakshi, Founder GKPBF submitted that more such Webinars shall be organised in the future and prospective investors from Canada and other nations, worldwide shall be introduced to the Industrial climate and viability of the J&K. He also thanked the Lt Governor for support in ensuring the success of Webinar.
Vinod Pandita, Co-Founder Director and Sanjay Raina, also thanked Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lt Governor and Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Commissioner Secretary, Industry & Commerce Department, Anoo Malhotra, Director Industries & Commerce, Jammu for the fruitful session and aiming for better Industrial climate.