Address by Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, Honourable Vice President after at the inauguration the 49th National Management Convention of the All India Management Association (AIMA) in New Delhi on September 20, 2022.

New Delhi | September 20, 2022

“Delighted to be here at the AIMA Convention this morning and thank you for giving me an opportunity to address India's management fraternity.
 Many congratulations to the All India Management Association (AIMA) on the occasion of its 49th National Management Convention.
Pleased to meet with this outstanding group of business leaders, administrators, academics, and experts. All of you are playing a critical role in making India better, smarter and stronger.
I compliment AIMA for focusing on India's advantage in this convention. India has several advantages such as demography, geography, economy, governance, talent, technology - all the key ingredients to make India globally strong.
The Indian economy, the fifth largest in the world now, is poised to become one of the three largest economies by the end of this decade. A series of systemic reforms taken by the government in the last few years to improve the ease of doing business has paid rich dividends.
Both democracy and economy flourish when transparency and accountability are reflected at each stage in a governance system. The leaders of the industry play a critical role in improving efficiency in the economy.
Today, India is counting on its entrepreneurial generation to lead economic growth by creating new enterprises, new jobs, new exports and new solutions to the developmental problems. India’s rich human resources are recognised globally, and they need to be further harnessed to maximise India’s advantage on the world stage.
India's start-up sector is one of the largest in the world and digital entrepreneurs are beginning to appear even in small towns and rural areas. India's large workforce is also the key to India's mission to become Atmanirbhar, especially in manufacturing.
India is running a multi-pronged programme to make the country's vast human capital drive economic growth. The Skill India, the Start-up India, the Make in India, and the Digital India missions are different pieces of a single vision of making India's enterprises and workforce world class. The industry can play a critical role in promoting and upgrading the workforce with the latest skill sets.
The industry has a crucial responsibility of catalysing qualitative upliftment of the farm sector too. If the Indian farmer progresses, India progresses.
Technology adoption is a key differentiator in today's world. India is among the global leaders in use of digital technology for nearly everything from education to business to governance.
India is at the centre of the world's attention at the moment. India has the economic and military heft and the geographic size and location to be the rightful keeper of order – a ‘net security provider’ – in South Asia and Indian Ocean.
India is due to take over the Presidency of the G20 group this year-end and that gives India another opportunity to shape the global economic and political agenda.
Confident that the country's business leaders would perform their part in the mission to make India Atma Nirbhar once again. Confident that AIMA will continue to show the way forward to India's management fraternity and make the country more efficient and competitive.
Compliments to AIMA leadership for staging an excellent convention and I wish AIMA the best in all its endeavours.”