I congratulate DICCI for having organised the DICCI expo. I have always felt that there is a
enormous power within Dalits in India that needs to untapped. To encourage Dalit entrepreneurs
the Government of Telangana is taking many progressive steps. The Industrial Policy designed is
probably the best in the country and most Dalit-friendly.
Recently we have passed an act in assembly on single window policy for easy setting up of
industries in the state. This could be the best single window policy.
Mr. Chandrashekhar Rao (Hon’ble Chief Minister - Govt of Telangana.)
I am inspired to be associated with DICCI that is doing great work
for the development of Dalits. Dalit entrepreneurship is exhibiting
great diversity. The success has been a result of efforts and
spirit despite being under centuries of the discrimination. I fully
appreciate DICCI for making great efforts in promoting the cause
I believe the motto of “Job givers and not job seekers” is being
fulfilled. Representing the Govt. of India as a minister, I assure
maximum possible support to the initiatives taken up by DICCI.
Neermala Seetharaman (Hon'ble Minister for Commerce and Industry, Government of India.)
I am whatever today because of Babasaheb Ambedkar. I had
very humble beginnings from being a labourer in Saudi Arabia
to becoming what I am today. I had very good experience
working in Saudi Arabia where the company owner taught
me vital lesson on hard work and this inspired to scale
heights in my career.
In the way I feel DICCI is an inspiration to many Dalits
Entrepreneurs in the country.I congratulate Milind Kamble and his DICCI team in empowering all Dalits Entrepreneurs.
Shri Vijay Sampla (Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.)
“I want to begin by congratulating DICCI and this exposition. It gives me great pleasure that it is for the first time, where industry & the Dalit Group have collaborated together. At the same time it makes me very sad that it has taken over 60 years for such a thing to happen.
Why should we wait for 60 Years? I belong to a community where we have no caste system and I find it difficult that human beings distinguish between each other based on where they were born and not on merits."
Mrs. Anu Aga (Ex-Chairperson, Thermax Ltd. - Social worker)
"What I have noticed from the influx we are having from various communities, the Dalit community people do have a greater sense of loyalty and they work harder to prove themselves. This attitude has been and it is very commendable that they are saying that we have been neglected for so long, now you are giving us an opportunity, we will do better. Better than others."
Dr J. J. Irani (Ex. Director, Tata Sons Ltd)
“It has been great privilege and honour to have been invited to visit this exhibition and to work around it. I understand this is the first time such efforts has been taken to demonstrate the Creativity, Innovation and enterprise of our Dalit brothers. Showing and showcasing the talent of our Dalit brothers. I like to congratulate the organizers, DICCI, for this brilliant exhibition. What interest me most was the kind of diversity of areas in which there have been stalls the kind of quality of products that they were able to demonstrate most importantly the ambition of growth.
Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar (Former Director General of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR))
“A Schedule cast and schedule tribe plan was propose 35 years ago in india yet it was implemented. But Now there is drive to implement that plan. A commitee has been constituted for the same. The entire budget for social justice and Empowerment was only Rs 2200 crore. I am happy to tell you that now it has been upgraded by 80%. The clearly shows that government is very keen on implementing the programs they have announced earlier.
Dr. Narendra Jadhav (Planning Commission of India, Member NAC )
“Dicci has taken an initiative unseen in our history. previously, business occurring in every village were seen but not certified . Today, things are different, Every Entrepreneur has the ability and skill yet we lack the certification from the govt.- impeding our legitymacy in the eyes of big business. We want these indivisual to come under the preview of the ITI and be allowes training. They should distinguish themselves through there work and access this certification. from recognition comes success, and from this success comes Empowerment.
Vinod Tawde (Minister of Higher & Technical Education, Marathi bhasha cultural affairs, govt. of maharashtra)
“Today in Pune we are signing the second Pune Pact. The first Pune Pact was historic because Dalits and non-Dalits sat at the same negotiating table but on that occasion there was a lot of pressure on Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar so the pact remained disputed. On today's historic occasion the participation is voluntary. Till now the drive of most of the young Dalits was to become an employee but a new wave has arisen wherein Dalits want to become employers. Now there will be a new kind of drive - competition for employment and competition to become and employer.”.
Chandra Bhan Prasad (Columnist, DICCI Advisor)
“Dalit entrepreneurs must be confident that they can alter the society and become a torch-bearer of this new revolution. There are some people who convert problems into opportunities and those who convert opportunities in problems. If DICCI member wants to achieve success, they must remember three things- leadership, Positive attitude and knowledge. Dalit's instead of chasing for their own emplyoment, must provide employment to others - I appreciate DICCI's slogan of Be Job Givers, Not Job Seekers.”
Nitin Gadkari (Minister of Transport)
“We should all assist in letting small enterprises, especially those from the dalit community, to become big and global enterprises. Everyone in the country should help the young entrepreneurs and help them share the prosperity of the country. We all should assist the small enrepreneurs, especially those from dalit community to become global players, I am happy to endorse and support the cause of the dalit entrepreuners.”.
Ratan Tata (Chairman emeritus, Tata Sons - Chairman, Tata Trust)
“There is a need to formulate a separate policy, which will protect the interest of the weaker sections of the society. We need to encourage young dalit entrepreuners, who will come forward and provide jobs to ten of thousands of members of the weaker sections of our society.”.
Sharad Pawar (Member of Rajya Sabha From Maharashtra.)
“dalit enrepreuners need to be encouraged. Companies need to come forward and help them. they should take it up as a CSR activity. If these entrepreneurs get the right kind of support and encouragement, we will see a huge growth momentum in the next three-five years. I am not for any Kind of reservation. There should be affirmatives action and not reservations. If we want to encourage dalit entrepreneurs and provide jobs to the community people, then reservation will not help.
Adi godrej (Chairman of Godrej Group, Chairman of Indian School of Business)
“Each entrepreuner should inspire at leat two entrepreuners. They should set up units in MIDC's and churn out quality products. I appeal to Government to provide land and capital to these budding entrepreuners".
Ramdas Aathvale (Member of Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra.)