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NEW DELHI India -- India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh [left] outlines 3-I government priorities: Inflation, Investment and Infrastructure for top managers who were honoured by him at a glittering event in New Delhi. Top movie director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra [right] says sports and entertainment have great potential in India now after he gets his award for hit movies like 'Bhag Milkha Bagh' and 'Rang de Basanti'. PHOTOS - COURTESY: KUL BHUSHAN

"Yes, We Can Succeed Here" declare Indian Management Gurus

NEW DELHI -- Albert Einstein left Germany and moved to USA where he became famous for his work and the credit for this work goes to USA, reports Swami Anand Kul Bhushan.

Hargobind Khorana was an Indian who worked in USA and was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine.

Again, the credit goes to USA and not India.

The Home Minister Rajnath Singh started his speech at the annual management awards function with these two references to immigrants with a declaration that the new government wants to stop this brain drain and create an enabling environment so that everyone could contribute to national progress.

The All India Management Association (AIMA) awards also posed a pointer for overseas Indians by honouring eleven outstanding captains of industry and trade who had achieved success despite the so-called tough business environment of India.

In some cases, they started from scratch and built multi-billion dollar enterprises employing thousands of people.

The message is clear, ‘Yes, it is possible to succeed in India.’

Significantly, the new government is working hard to create an enabling environment for the expansion of business and industry.

The Home Minister said that government’s first priority was to control inflation; the second priority was to encourage investment and the third to create infrastructure. In brief, 3Is.

In a few weeks, new policies for manufacturing and infrastructure will be announced to boost the economy and create more jobs, declared Rajnath Singh.

The government was trying to turn India into an investor-friendly country to encourage domestic investment as opposed the local investors investing in foreign countries as in the recent past.

"We will see how to bring back the domestic investment which has gone out of the country.

"We have great hopes and strong confidence.

"Till we revive economy, till we bring back confidence of investors, we will make all effort," he said in Hindi.

"We are making our constant efforts to turn this mandate of hope into a mandate of confidence.

"We are taking steps to revive economy and as a first step, we are trying to control inflation," he said, adding the interest rate would come down only when we are able to check price rise.

The Home Minister said the NDA government wants to make India an economic super power and this government has the political leadership as well as the zeal to do it.

When India become a super-economic power then it will also become a super-spiritual power or ‘Jagat Guru’ and regain its glory in the 21st century, he declared.

AIMA honoured eleven top business leaders:

• Lifetime Contribution Award - Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC Ltd.

• Indian Multinational of the Year - TCS Ltd. - N Chandrsekaran, CEO & MD TCS Ltd.

• Outstanding PSU of the Year - NTPC Ltd - Arup Roy Choudhury, Chairman & Managing Director, NTPC Ltd.

• Outstanding Institutional Builder - Dr. Sengamedu Srinivasa Badrinath, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya.

• Emerging Business Leader of the Year - M. G. George Muthoot, Chairman, the Muthoot Group.

• Entrepreneurs of the Year - Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, Chairman and Managing Director, Bandhan Financial Services.

• Outstanding Contribution to Media - Mammen Mathew, Chief Editor and Managing Director, Malayala Manorama Group.

• MNC in India of the Year - Samsung India Electronics Ltd. - B D Park, Managing Director Samsung India Electronics Ltd.

• Director of the Year - Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Film Writer, Producer, Director.

• Transformational Business Leader of the Year - Uday Kotak, Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd

• Corporate Citizen Award - Shiv Nadar, Founder and Chairman, HCL, Shiv Nadar Foundation

In this glittering function, those who announced the citations were outstanding achievers and the recipients made short memorable speeches outlining their motivations and success secrets after receiving their awards from the Home Minister.

Every overseas Indian would have loved to hear these luminaries as each one had basically the same underlying message:

"Yes, I can do it in India!"



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