New Delhi: ASSOCHAM on tuesday, celebrated its 98th Annual Session, at The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi. M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India was the Chief Guest and Inaugurated the ASSOCHAM’s Annual Session. Vice President was also joined by the Commerce and industry Minister Suresh Prabhu and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Via Video Conferencing.
Coinciding with this important event, ASSOCHAM also organized series of Conferences/ Seminars on topical issues which was joined by eminent Cabinet Ministers and Policy makers who actively participating and addressed the August gathering on the occasion.
Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India delivered inaugural address in ASSOCHAM Annual Session said,
“I am very happy to be present at the 98th Annual Session of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, popularly known as “ASSOCHAM”. I am delighted to be here amongst the large gathering of eminent business leaders.”
He Further said, “Bodies like the Assocham should be in the forefront in promoting corporate ethics by following various reforms initiated by the Government. Ethical behavior has to be promoted by individuals as well as organizations by adopting zero tolerance towards corruption, bribery & frauds.”
Commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu said, “Chambers of Commerce & Industries acts as a bridge between the governments and the industry in creating conducive atmosphere for the businesses to thrive and produce wealth. Organizations should also create an environment for whistleblowers to report any wrong doing without any fear. Total tax compliance should be the motto of every corporate and bodies like Assocham should sensitize its members on this aspect.”
Finance Minister addressing 98th annual session of ASSOCHAM Via Video Conferencing said,
“If this path of high growth trajectory is to continue. if these higher growth, higher revenues and higher resources have to continue, better infrastructure objective has to be achieved, India needs a strong and decisive leadership at the Centre.
“A weak leadership, within days of crisis, could not have handled IL&FS the way the present government did, and therefore a crisis in the making was handled with swiftness,” Jaitley said in his address to the AGM of industry chamber Assocham.