GUWAHATI, Aug 21: The Federation of Industry & Commerce of North Eastern Region (FINER) orchestrated a triumphant “Guest of the Month” event on August 18, at Hotel Novotel in Guwahati. The event was graced by the distinguished presence of Ashok Singhal, minister of housing & urban affairs and irrigation, government of Assam.
The evening commenced with a warm welcome extended by Bajrang Lohia, president of FINER, to all the esteemed guests and members present. Following the welcome address, Rajeev Agarwal, vice president of FINER, delivered an insightful presentation spotlighting the organization’s consequential interventions in the region.
In his keynote address, minister Ashok Singhal illuminated the industrial panorama of Assam and the wider North Eastern region. He extolled the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Modi and attributed the region’s consistent development and reduced insurgency to it. The minister underscored the significance of the Bodo Accord, which has facilitated the integration of youth into the mainstream, catalyzing their active participation in the region’s advancement.
Ashok Singhal went on to underscore Assam’s remarkable growth under the guidance of chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. He emphasized that the state has been witnessing unparalleled progress, marked by an average of 20 decisions being taken each week. These decisions, aimed at fostering ease of doing business, have effectively dismantled obstacles and cultivated a conducive environment for business expansion. He also commended the Assam government for crafting tailor-made policies to attract substantial industrial investments and harnessing its abundant raw materials.
The minister passionately implored local entrepreneurs to seize the prevailing opportunities, underscoring the value of peace, supportive governance, and the absence of bureaucratic impediments. He highlighted the importance of a government that crafts policies in favor of entrepreneurs and applauded the availability of over 350 online services, reflecting a commitment to reform and modernization.