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Report on National Conference 2021

Aatma –Nirbhar Bharat- Prospects and Challenges.

March 05-06, 2021

The Aatma-Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan (ANBA) announced by India’s honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi aims to reduce unemployment, insolvency, and poverty and increase India’s per capita GDP. The concept of Self-Reliant India is brought up during times of economic slowdown with the purpose to make the Indian Economy stronger and promote local products in India as well as all over the world.

The recent pandemic brought many changes in consumer behaviour and their pattern. While shopping malls and multiplexes were closed, small grocery shops and vegetable and fruit vendors were delivering essential items at the doorstep of every citizen’s house. Those who earlier used to buy almost everything from a shopping mall and big-box retailers have now turned their preference to buying from small grocery stores and vendors selling goods nearby their living area. Due to this, many multinational retailers had to face huge revenue fall.

The mission of this Abhiyan was explained by our Prime Minister as not being self-centric but being self-sufficient so that it can bring happiness, co-operation, and peace to the world. This Abhiyan aims to be built on the five pillars namely, economy, infrastructure, system, vibrant demography, and demand. It is a re-packaged version of the ‘Make in India’ concept with more benefits for the MSME sector, encouraging private participation in various sectors, escalating FDI in the defense sector, and many more. The primary mission of this economic reform is to get economic growth back to its desired level.

IMDR Pune had organised two days National Conference on Aatma –Nirbhar Bharat- prospects and Challenges on March 05-06, 2021. This Abhiyan aims to be built on the five pillars namely, economy, infrastructure, system, vibrant demography, and demand. The primary mission of this economic reform is to get economic growth back to its desired level. Therefore, the subthemes of the conference were kept around these pillars. Due to restrictions on gathering about the Covid-19 pandemic the mode of the conference was online. The e- platform MS Teams was used to organise the conference.

The inaugural session was started with an introduction about the conference, then the Director, IMDR Pune in her welcome address shared extensively the purpose behind this initiative of IMDR and the objective of the Conference. The conference was inaugurated by the Key Note Speaker, Mr. Kishor Patil, Managing Director, and CEO, KPIT, Pune Maharashtra with his motivating words for the youth of our country and the significant role in driving the economy towards growth. He motivated the participants by using the tag line “Hum Kar sakta hain”. He shared the initiatives of countries like South Korea, China, Germany, Japan, etc. towards Self Reliance. He shared his insights on the revolution of the agriculture sector with the use of technology. He also shared the examples of various start- ups in India that have played an important role to uplift the agriculture sector. He emphasized the wide scope of business opportunities in rural India with well-suited examples. He pointed out the rise in the middle class and educated youth in India as two important factors which may play a vital role in achieving the goal of atamanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.

The Chairman of DES Dr. Sharad Kunte graced the occasion with his presence and with other present dignitaries launched a book titled “Managing Finance in Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises – A Research-Based Study” authored by Dr. Shruti Nagar, Dr. Suraj Kamble, and CA Sweta Jain

After the inaugural session, the next two sessions were My Story sessions. The resource person for the first My Story session was Mr. Rajesh Mandlik, Managing Director, SETCO, Pune Maharashtra. And for the second story session, the resource person was Mr. Sharad Shah Director, Mayur Telecom Pvt Ltd Pune, Maharashtra. The resource persons shared their own stories of becoming an entrepreneur. They shared the various challenges faced by them during their journey of being a successful businesses man. Mr. Sharad Shah shared his various experiences where he encountered failures but the way how he managed to overcome the adverse situations and kept on moving towards success. Mr. Rajesh Mandlik emphasized the significance of strong academic and professional knowledge. He shared his journey full of ups and downs, from an employee to an entrepreneur which was highly appreciated by the participants.

The next day of the Conference was started with the power-packed panel discussion, where the panelists were Mr. Ashutosh Muglikar, CEO at Propolis Consulting India Private Limited, Mr. Amit Bhatta, Co-Founder - The Daftar, Ms. Trupti Phadnis Technical Assistant to Chairman, MD at Persistent Systems, Mr. Rohit GoshCEO – Skilledge Pvt.Ltd, Mr. Pinak Kulkarni, Supply Chain Strategist, Coach, Consultant, and Trainer.

The topic discussed in panels discussion were Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan from the perspective of IT industry and the digitalization of India, from the perspective of the supply chain in particular and the manufacturing & logistics industry in general, Abhiyan with regards to Niti, Niyam & Adhiyam, Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan influencing the edu-tech industry. The discussion was truly enriching which also covered the topics such as sectors in India that will benefit most from this Abhiyan, the expected role of youth in Atmanirbhar Abhiyan, the way how Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan is related and different to Make in India and Startup India, the buzz words Sustainability, Vocal for Local, Entrepreneurship, Empowerment of MSMEs and its relationship with Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.

The online session was organised through MS teams e-platform for the paper presentation where participants from different areas of expertise shared their views on the theme of the conference and presented their research articles.

The National Conference 2021 was ended with the valedictory session chaired by Mr. Ajit Singh Chouhan, President, Group Corporate Strategy Garware Bestretch Ltd. His session was truly thought-provoking and enriching. He shared the rich culture of India and with the help of well-suited examples demonstrated that the concept of atamanirbharta was followed by our ancestors, the way how the significance of aatmanirbhatra has been mentioned in our Vedas is imperative. He shared the glory of Indian history and the learning from the same. He talked about the opportunities available for the youth of India, they have to take initiative to ensure the best utilization of available resources. His motivating examples and guidance has paved the way to realize the potential of our country and the effective utilization of its resources.

In this conference, the resource persons have shared their valuable insights on the contribution of the industrial sector, education system, and youth to this Abhiyan of being self-dependent and our approach towards nation-building. They shared their own real-life experiences, success stories, and challenges faced by them in their professional journey, which has surely left great imprints on the mind of our budding managers and aspiring entrepreneurs. This interaction imbibed the participants with the overall understanding of the holistic concept and importance of Aatmanirabharta.

The recent pandemic brought many changes in consumer behaviour and their pattern. While shopping malls and multiplexes were closed, small grocery shop and vegetable and fruit vendors were delivering essential items at the doorstep of every citizen’s houses. Those who earlier used to buy almost everything from shopping mall and big box retailers have now turned their preference to buying from small grocery stores and vendors selling goods nearby their living area. Due to this, many multi-national retailers had to face huge revenue fall down.

The mission of this Abhiyan was explained by our Prime Minister as not being self-centric but being self sufficient so that it can bring happiness, co-operation and peace of the world. This Abhiyan aiming to be built on the five pillars namely, economy, infrastructure, system, vibrant demography and demand. It is basically a re-packaged version of ‘Make in India’ concept with more benefits for MSME sector, encouraging private participation in various sectors, escalating FDI in the defense sector and many more. The primary mission of this economic reform is to get the economic growth back to its desired level.

IMDR Pune had organised two days National Conference on Aatma –Nirbhar Bharat- prospects and Challenges on March 05-06, 2021. This Abhiyan aims to be built on the five pillars namely, economy, infrastructure, system, vibrant demography and demand. The primary mission of this economic reform is to get the economic growth back to its desired level. Therefore, the subthemes of the conference were kept around these pillars. Due to restriction on gathering pertaining to Covid-19 pandemic the mode of the conference was online. The e-platform MS Teams was used to organise the conference.

The inaugural session was started with an introduction about the conference, then the Director, IMDR Pune in her welcome address shared extensively the purpose behind these

initiative of IMDR and the objective of the Conference. The conference was inaugurated by the Key Note Speaker, Mr. Kishor Patil, Managing Director and CEO, KPIT, Pune Maharashtra with his motivating words for the youth of our country and the significant role in driving the economy towards growth. He motivated the participants by using the tag line “Hum Kar sakta hain”. He shared the initiatives of countries like South Korea, China, Germany, Japan etc. towards Self Reliance. He shared his insights on revolution of agriculture sector with the use of technology. He also shared the examples of various start- ups in India who have played an important role to uplift agriculture sector. He emphasized on the wide scope of business opportunities in rural India with the well suited examples. He pointed out the rise in middle class and educated youth in India as two important factors which may play a vital role in achieving the goal of atamanirbhar bharat abhiyan.

The Chairman of DES Dr. Sharad Kunte graced the occasion with his presence and with other present dignitaries launched a book titled “Managing Finance in Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises – A Research Based Study” authored by Dr. Shruti Nagar, Dr. Suraj Kamble and CA Sweta Jain

After the inaugural session the next two sessions were My Story sessions. The resource person for first My Story session was Mr. Rajesh Mandlik, Managing Director, SETCO, Pune Maharashtra. And for the second My story session the resource person was Mr. Sharad Shah Director, Mayur Telecom Pvt Ltd Pune, Maharashtra. The resource persons shared their own stories of becoming an entrepreneur. They shared the various challenges faced by them during their journey of being successful business man. Mr. Sharad Shah shared his various experiences where he encountered failures but the way how he managed to overcome the adverse situations and kept on moving towards success. Mr. Rajesh Mandlik emphasized on significance of strong academic and professional knowledge. He shared his journey full of ups and downs, from an employee to an entrepreneur which was highly appreciated by the participants.

The next day of the Conference was started with the power packed panel discussion, where the panellists were Mr. Ashutosh Muglikar, CEO at Propelis Consulting India Private Limited, Mr. Amit Bhatta, Co-Founder - The Daftar, Ms. Trupti Phadnis Technical Assistant to Chairman, MD at Persistent Systems, Mr. Rohit GoshCEO – Skilledge Pvt.Ltd, Mr. Pinak Kulkarni, Supply Chain Strategist, Coach, Consultant and Trainer.

The topic discussed in panels discussion were Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan from the perspective of IT industry and the digitalization of India, from the perspective of supply chain in particular and the manufacturing & logistics industry in general, Abhiyan with regards to Niti, Niyam & Adhiyam, Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan influencing the edu-tech industry. The discussion was truly enriching which also covered the topics such as sectors in India which will benefit most from this Abhiyan, the expected role of youth in Atmanirbhar Abhiyan , the way how Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan is related and different to Make in India and Startup India, the buzz words Sustainability, Vocal for Local, Entrepreneurship, Empowerment of MSMEs and its relationship with Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.

The online session was organised through MS teams e-platform for the paper presentation where participants from different areas of expertise shared their views on the theme of the conference and presented their research articles.

The National Conference 2021 was ended with the valedictory session chaired by Mr. Ajit Singh Chouhan, President, Group Corporate Strategy Garware Bestretch Ltd. His session was truly thought provoking and enriching. He shared the rich cultural of India and with the help of well suited examples demonstrated that the concept of atamanirbharta was actually followed by our ancestors, the way how the significance of aatmanirbhatra has been mentioned in our Vedas is imperative. He shared the glory of Indian history and the learning from the same. He talked about the opportunities available for youth of India, they have to take initiative to ensure the best utilisation of available resources. His motivating examples and guidance has paved a way to realize the potential of our country and an effective utilization of its resources.

In this conference the resource persons have shared their valuable insights on the contribution of industrial sector, education system and youth to this abhiyan of being self dependent and our approach towards nation building. They shared their own real life experiences, success stories and challenges faced by them in their professional journey, which has surely left great imprints on the mind of our budding managers and aspiring entrepreneurs. This interaction imbibed the participants with the overall understanding of the holistic concept and importance of Aatmanirabharta.