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
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
Significantly, the new government is working hard to create
an enabling environment for the expansion of business and
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,
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
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
• 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
• 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
Chairman, HCL, Shiv Nadar Foundation