Prime minister Narendra Modi to address corporate India at Ficci AGM tomorrow
Ficci was launched in 1927 on the advice of Mahatma Gandhi to industry leaders Ghanshyam Das Birla and JRD Tata
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the doyens of Indian Industry here tomorrow at the Annual General Meeting of Ficci, his first address to an AGM
of a national business association after becoming the premier.
"After the inaugural session, Modi will interact with all the past presidents of Ficci," said the chamber.
At this year's AGM, Ficci President Pankaj Patel (Chairman & MD, Zydus Cadila) will step down and Rashesh Shah (Chairman & CEO, Edelweiss Group) will take charge.
The AGM, with the theme 'Indian Business in a New India', will also be addressed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on 14 December. Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia will also address a special session.
Four state finance ministers — Sushil Modi, also the deputy chief minister of Bihar; Amit Mitra of West Bengal, Thomas Isaac of Kerala and Haseeb Drabu of Jammu & Kashmir — will talk about GST, which was ushered in the country on 1 July.
In a statement, Ficci said it is India's oldest and largest business chamber with membership across the country and all sectors of the economy. Ficci was launched in 1927 on the advice of Mahatma Gandhi to industry leaders Ghanshyam Das Birla and JRD Tata.
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Narendra Modi, who made the list for the fourth time since taking office as prime minister in 2014, previously missed out appearing in the 2018 and 2019 editions.
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