At the day-long 50th national edition of the Indian Achievers Forum (IAF) National Leadership Summit & Awards, held at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on November 27, 2019, prominent dignitaries, such as:,
Sh. Santosh Gangwar, Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge);
Sh. Sunil Shastri, IAF’s Chief Patron;
Sh. Suresh Prabhu, Member of Parliament and former Union Minister
Sh. K.J. Alphons, Member of Parliament and former Union Minister
Dr. K.V. Thomas – Members of Parliament and former Union Minister
Mr. Daniel Chuburu, Ambassador of Argentina, graced the occasion by inaugurating, participating in panel discussions and giving away the awards to emerging entrepreneurs and start-ups.
The other dignitaries present at the Summit were Sh. Tuhin Kanta Pandey, IAS, Secretary-Disinvestment; Sh. Arun Goyal, IAS, Former Secretary Gov. of India, Sh.Sanjiv Arora, IAS, Former Secretary, Overseas Indian Affairs and Smt. Stuti Kackar, IAS Former Secretaries; and Sh. Mridul Pathak, Co-Chairman, Indo-American Global Chamber of Commerce, USA and Sh. Ravi Shankar, Secretary, Indian Achievers Forum, Mr. Amit Goenka, Director, IAF & Mr. Harish Chandra, Executive Director, IAF & Editor, CSR Times.
In his address to the audience, Sh. Santosh Gangwar said, “the government is making efforts by bringing in reforms in the labour sector which would be a win-win for all the stakeholders.” He added that the overall employment in the country is rising in new areas in spite of decline in the traditional trades. While congratulating the award-winners he pointed out that the leaders of MSMEs sitting in the hall could help generate many more new jobs in the time to come.
Presenting anecdotal experience of his relationship with his father former Prime Minster of India Lal Bahadur Shastri, Sh. Sunil Shastri opined, “If one treats the whole society or country as one big family, solutions to the economy could be found.”
Sh. Suresh Prabhu said in his speech, “Leadership is multi-layered, right from home, school, society, office, local, state or country level. Successful leaders make a difference wherever they are placed.”
Sh. K.J. Alphons emphasized that we must pay equal attention to constitutional duties as we do to the fundamental rights. Argentina’s Ambassador to India Mr. Daniel Chuburu talked about bilateral relations between India and Argentina. He said, “India and Argentina both have many similarities and have huge potential to grow on the bilateral fronts on economy and trade.” He invited MSME leaders and award-winning entrepreneurs to their country to explore the possibilities.
Member of Parliament Dr. K.V. Thomas said, “Able leaders are the need of the day at every department as they could take the country forward.”
The summit was supported by NSE, SBI Capital Markets Ltd., State Bank of India, NALCO, GAIL India Ltd. , AICTE etc.
Many other distinguished leaders participated in the panel discussion and offered valuable advice to the buzzing entrepreneurs.
During this summit, few Corporate, Institutions, MSMEs and Individuals honoured with Indian Achievers Award 2019.