Dear friends and colleagues;
I consider myself blessed by the Angels because of the faith my 10 lakh friends have reposed in me by electing me as President of FAM. Today, I feel proud to say that FAM is perhaps the world’s largest Association of Associations. 750 trade and business Associations have pooled their energies into the creation of FAM and this energy is bound to do good to the community if we focus it in the right direction. All of us have achieved a certain measure of personal and business success in life and now it is our turn to do good to the community which has given us so much. Only then can we reach our state of nirvana.
In the past our members have come together to fight battles like Octroi Abolition with the government. The battles will continue, but I will spend more time in chintan, to bring all the members together as a single united force. I will leave no stone unturned to promote the interests of the business community. I will not make empty speeches or promises, but show you results at ground level. My agenda to make FAM a dynamic and vibrant organization is as follows:
Such mega-conferences will be held once a year in different cities in future.
In the coming days I plan to address groups of business community in other towns too. United we stand friends. Always remember. Let us pledge to make Maharashtra a super-industrial state. Sabka saath, sabka vikaas.
Friends, most of us in FAM are self-made individuals. We have the potential to progress further to unprecedented heights . When properly nurtured and fertilized, the seeds in us can sprout to create a forests of new products, services and industries that will not only change the socio-economic landscape of this great state, but also provide food and sustenance to several million unemployed youth.
You can rest assured that my first task will be to ensure that governments give all my members fair and just treatment. We will continue our battles against Draconian and oppressive laws in a democratic and peaceful manner. Considering our moral and social responsibility, we will also support governments in their genuine efforts towards nation-building.
I seek the blessings and cooperation of all of you while wishing the best to you and your families.