I hope we all come forward to make India a ‘Humane, Hi-Tech and Happy’ Society Says Shri Mukherjee
World Trade Center Mumbai organised its 7th Dr. M. Visvesvaraya Memorial lecture on ‘India’s Journey towards Inclusive Growth’ which was delivered by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble former President of India and conferred the WTCA Award of Honour on Shri Ratan N. Tata, Chairman, Tata Trusts on April 16, 2018.
MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai institutes the annual Dr. M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Lecture to commemorate the outstanding contributions of Dr. Visvesvaraya nation building. WTCA Award of Honour instituted by the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), New York commemorates the spirit of solidarity among the fraternity of World Trade Centers worldwide. The Award is a symbol of World Trade Centers’ strive to promote the World Trade Centers Association’s vision of ‘Peace and Stability through Trade’
Shri Tata is an exceptional leader who has contributed to the development of the nation with his vision and dedication. A great Corporate Brand Ambassador, role model, member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade and Industry, Mr. Tata was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, one of India’s most distinguished civilian awards. Under the leadership of Mr. Ratan Tata, the Group carried forward this legacy and consolidated its businesses further in India while acquiring global footprints. During his tenure, the Group’s revenues grew multi-fold, totalling over USD 100 billion in 2011-12.
Mr. Kamal Morarka – Chairman, WTC Mumbai, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee – Former President of India and Mr. Vijay Kalantri– Vice Chairman, WTC Mumbai
The Award was conferred on Mr. Ratan Tata for his vision, integrity, resilience, humility, philanthropy and stellar leadership qualities that have inspired and touched lives of millions.
In his welcome address, Shri Kamal Morarka, Chairman, MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai expressed his gratitude to Shri Pranab Mukherjee for agreeing to deliver the Lecture. Shri Morarka further suggested that Shri Mukherjee has brought out the distinction between a politician and a statesman by taking a far-sighted view of political decisions. Shri Mukherjee creates precedents which can be quoted later without regretting his decisions. During his tenure he always stood upright, balancing the country’s needs with its aspirations.
Mr. Vijay Kalantri, Vice Chairman, MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai proposed the vote of thanks.
About 450 attendees representing consular corps, members of press, captains of industry and academicians attended the Memorial Lecture.
Mr. Sharad Upasani – Vice Chairman, WTC Mumbai, Mr. Kamal Morarka - Chairman, WTC Mumbai, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee – Former President of India, Mr. Vijay Kalantri– Vice Chairman, WTC Mumbai and Mr. Y. R. Warerkar –Executive Director, WTC Mumbai