Jamshedpur, Feb 17: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu addressing a gathering on the occasion of 100 years of naming of Jamshedpur said, “Jamshedpur is the place where industrial revolution took place and the same land serves as an example of ethics for the country and the world Tata Group’s ethics and entrepreneurship qualities are what every industrial house looks upto and are benchmarks for others to follow.
When corruption is at its peak nationally and internationally, it is treading challenging grounds which Tata Group continues to negotiate religiously. It is only the Tata Group that provides learning grounds of doing business with ethics in a country like India that believes and practices the concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam and whose workers were led by freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.”
The Vice President further observed that more than 100 years ago JN Tata had envisioned the steel plant amidst a green, well planned and multi-cultural city-scape ensconced by the twin rivers, Swarnrekha and Kharkai. He added that even after crossing the century milestone, the company was continuing to power the national GDP growth.
“When I was the Urban Development Minister, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan had asked me not give the campaign political touch but make it a mass movement and that is why the campaign has been adopted by all,” said Naidu adding, “More cities should be developed on the model of Jamshedpur where one-third of the land is covered with greenery making it a green and clean city. Taking inspiration from the layout of Jamshedpur, more and more cities should be developed on the same pattern. Jamshedpur meets all standards required for a model, planned industrial city.”
Follow the LPG mantra
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu observed that industries and workers should work keeping in mind Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization (LPG). “These are a challenging times and to ensure the steady incline of the financial development graph, companies must come forward and work in unison. Employees and the company constitute a family and development takes place when there is peace and amicability in the family,” averred Naidu.
Changes required in education system
The Vice President of India stated that there was need to improve the education system and to integrate job oriented curriculum so that the doors to careers open up for the youth on completion of their professional courses. “The Modi government is focusing on development by eliminating the culture of red tapism and this is the right time to invest and companies should take the right steps by providing for skill development. Tata Group has been working in this direction but there is scope to give it further impetus. Without skill development, quality work will not be evinced in companies and thus improvement factor will be missing. If companies do not earn, there will be financial crisis that workers will have to face and this will have a negative effect on the underlining of peace and smooth functioning of an economic process. Any endeavor on the financial terrain is marked by peace, harmony and skilled labour.”