Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat to inaugurate the Conclave
Highlights include launch of SAVM App and announcement of UPSC aspirant students’
coaching classes for the community members
By Rafat Quadri
Ahmedabad, June 12: The Apex body, Shri Agrawal Vikas Mahasabha (SAVM) Gujarat, in order to celebrate their noteworthy contribution to the country and connect with each other to meet the modern day challenges of achievement and excellence decided to organise “Agrawal Business Conclave”(ABC) on June 17 and 18 at Narayani Heights, Gandhinagar.
Members of the Agrawal community are known for their business acumen and have for many years been influential and prosperous in India. Even in modern-day tech and ecommerce companies, they continue to dominate.
Since independence, India has witnessed Agrawal community members touching everyone’s lives in some way or the other. Traditionally into business, Agrawals have added new targets or goals into different fields of public health, administration and education.
No wonder when General Secretary of SVAM, Vinod Agrawal claims that “Country’s GDP’s 20 per cent, Income Tax collection’s 24 per cent are contributed by the Agrawals every year, even as 46 per cent of share brokers are from our community and so on and so forth in other fields as well”.
New programmes of the community cater to opening up personal coaching for UPSC aspirant for this year from six centres at Ahmedabad which would gradually grow and an online coaching thereafter to assimilate. Facility of providing educational loan to the needy students and several such initiatives are already placed into action by the SVAM.
“Soon the community is going to launch their community app called SVAM, which would have three major modules of education, business and interaction and would cater and connect huge number of Agrawal community members living across the country and globe. There are five lakh families of Agrawal Samaj in Gujarat” informs Vinod Agrawal.
Agrawal community is known to be leading in almost all businesses of India through its hard working, well connected and cordial members who are generally friendly and aggressively business minded. Today, with the changing times, Agrawals are found creating their edge in professional contribution towards medical, educational, administrative and several other spheres of life and business.
The Conclave will bring together business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, academia, and other stakeholders to exchange ideas, impart learning, promote entrepreneurship, drive innovation & collaborations, and fuel economic growth within the community and of course for the nation. It is to be inaugurated by ,Acharya Devvrat, the Governor of Gujarat.
Suresh Agrawal, President of SAVM, Gujarat pointed out that “In India, community-based businesses ecosystem creates the base of a large number of MSME which plays a vital role in employment generation, wealth creation, and economic growth, all this while instilling a sense of pride and ownership within the community. The Conclave aims to bring the professional approach and best practices of other organisations as well as community-based businesses from other countries. It will also focus on local entrepreneurship and innovation to address challenges such as access to funding, talent and infrastructure”.
Gaurav Agrawal, Chief Organiser of Agrawal Business Conclave (ABC) explained that “ABC is a platform that encourages dialogue, learning, and collaboration amongst key stakeholders to create and maintain a healthy business ecosystem. It seeks to build an educated, prosperous, and healthy society through education, awareness, and networking. With a high number of participants from all over Gujarat and India, the Conclave will be an enriching experience”.
The Conclave will feature an exciting line up of activities, including keynote speeches from industry experts, engaging panel discussions, an exhibition showcasing innovative products and services, valuable networking opportunities, and an inspiring start up pitch session.
Participants will have an opportunity t to hear from experts on topics like Navigating the Changing Dynamics of Business, Impact of Intellectual Property Rights, Safeguard business against new-age frauds, Importance of Branding, Utilising Digital Marketing & AI to grow your business and more. Experts taking these sessions including life coach & motivational speaker Sanjay Raval, CA Uttam Prakash Agrawal, Former President ICAI & Founder of UPACA, CA Snehal Desai, Mahaveer Singhal, Associate Vice President – DDB Mudra Group, Amit Khetan, CEO of After First Media, to name a few. Ritesh Hada, Managing Trustee of Karnavati Medical & Educational Trust, Bhupesh Singhal, Chief GM of NABARD, Kamal Mangal, Chairman of Anand Niketan Group of Schools, and Pankaj Goyal, Director of Infinite Civil Solutions will also share their experiences and insights with the participants.
There are engaging panel discussions lined up at the conclave on the topics such as The Role of Government in Creating an Ecosystem for Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Economic Development, The Vital Role of Women in Business and Society, and Prioritizing Health and Wellness in the Business World.
“The Conclave seems to create awareness on topics such as business franchises, platforms for expansion, investor-startup meets, and business promotion. It will also provide information about Skill India and Startup India initiatives, and various government schemes for MSMEs. The information and updates will be highly beneficial to the participants,” said Suresh Arya, chief patron of ABC.
Sanjeev Agrawal, General Secretary of SVAM, said, “The Agrawal Business Conclave will mark a new era of collaboration and progress, bringing together visionaries and innovators. This platform will ignite the spirit of entrepreneurship, stimulate economic growth, and showcase the power of community-based businesses. It will prove to be a catalyst for change, driving innovation, and shaping a brighter future for the community and beyond.”
SAVM, Gujarat encourages all entrepreneurs, business leaders, students, and stakeholders from the community to actively participate in ABC 2023 and use the opportunity to exchange ideas, build meaningful relationships, promote business growth, and contribute to building a stronger, more resilient, and vibrant business community. Agrawal Business Conclave (ABC) is a business activities related platform from SAVM, Gujarat and many such business initiatives are being planned by SAVM, Gujarat.
Sanjeev Agrawal, General Secretary of SVAM, Vinod Agrawal, Advisor of ABC, Viral Agrawal, General Secretary of SAVM Youth Wing, Nirav Agrawal, Co-convenor, Suresh Agrawal, President, SAVM, Suresh Arya, Chief Patron of ABC and Gaurav Agrawal, Chief Coordinator of ABC briefed the media about the event.
“SAVM, Gujarat is dedicated to the welfare and progress of the Agrawal community. Its core areas of interest include promoting business, education, healthcare and sports” opined Manju Jindal, the women wing president of the SAVM NG.
There are 158 Agrawal samaj bodies functioning in the country for the cause of the upliftment and progress of each other.
However, the Agrawal community leaders insist that although their thrust is on community connect and progression of its members in different fields of nation building, it is also important to note that if people grow, communities shine and professionals fathom an edge to the excellence through expertise in various fields, it is the country and countrymen who are going to be benefitted.
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