Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar opens 49th National Management Convention


Vice President of India Jagdeep Dhankar assured India’s business leadership that he would be their foot solider and would help deliver ease of governance to enable an ecosystem that would allow Indian industry to grow geometrically. “The only thing that is holding Indian business leaders back and giving them sleepless nights is a lack of ease of governance. However, an optimization is taking place that will fructify in a more soothing ecosystem,” he told India’s management leadership while opening the 49th National Management Convention (NMC) in New Delhi this morning.


The Vice President complimented AIMA for holding an excellent NMC and appreciated the contribution made by those present at the NMC to the architecture of Atmanirbhar Bharat. He said that India’s industry has a crucial responsibility in uplifting the farm sector. “If Indian farmer progresses, India progresses,” he said.


The Vice President insisted that India’s management leaders must feel proud of the country’s transformation and contain the adverse voices that emerge from within and outside the country. “It pains my heart sometimes when there is an adverse voice from anywhere in the world which is totally disconnected with the ground reality and is picked up by the media. That is an affront to the people,” he said. The Vice President said that such voices need to be contained and that containment can take among the groups such the one attending the NMC.


The Vice President pointed out that with India taking over the presidency of G20 later this year, the country will play a key role in global economic and political agenda.


The Vice President of India presented AIMA fellowships to Dr Vijay Kelkar, Chairman, India Development Foundation and Former Finance Secretary and former Chairman, Finance Commission of India; Mr Harsh Pati Singhania, Immediate Past President, AIMA and Vice Chairman & Managing Director, JK Paper Ltd; and Mr Raman K Garg IRS, Commissioner of Income Tax (Exemption), Government of India.



AIMA President and Chairman & Managing Director, CavinKare, Mr CK Ranganathan pointed out that NMC is the biggest celebration of Indian management in the country. He said that the 49th National Management Convention is taking place at a time of great change and uncertainty in the world and India’s leaders need to convert the prevailing challenges into opportunities. “India’s strong domestic economy, its geographical size and location, the vast talent pool, and a dynamic leadership are among the many factors that give India an edge in this volatile situation,” he said, adding that the key is to focus on the sustainable advantages of India and not get carried away by the worries about the present instability in the world.


Vice President, AIMA and Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Triveni Turbine, Mr Nikhil Sawhney thanked the Vice President of India for his optimistic address and assured him that India’s management leaders would do everything to convert India’s potential into actual advantage. “We Indians need to focus more on capitalizing on our advantages rather than getting bogged down by doubt and fear,” he said.


The 2-day convention is being attended by nearly 1000 business leaders, senior executives, management experts and academics from all over India. The convention is also being live streamed on AIMA’s social media channels. The NMC’s overarching focus is on India’s advantage in a new world order.


The speakers at the NMC include the Minister of Roads and Highways Mr Nitin Gadkari, the Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel Mr Jyotiraditya Scindia, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Harikumar, India’s G20 Sherpa Mr Amitabh Kant, Wipro Executive Chairman Mr Rishad Premji. The sessions are being moderated by eminent business leaders including Tata Steel CEO & Managing Director Mr TV Narendran, Hero Enterprises Chairman Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, Kirloskar Brothers’ Chairman & Managing Director Mr Sanjay Kirloskar, and Info Edge Founder and Vice Chairman Mr Sanjeev Bikhchandani.