Ashok Kheny, managing director of Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises (NICE), has said that entrepreneurs should be guided by their conscience, which would help them do something good for society.

He was speaking after inaugurating a 10-day entrepreneurship development programme (EDP) organised by the Bellary District Chamber of Commerce and Industry in association with the District Industries Centre here on Thursday.

“There are two important things for entrepreneurs to be successful. The first is to be guided by one's own conscience. It will help you overcome all challenges. Secondly, extend all possible help to the needy. I am suggesting this to young entrepreneurs out of my own experience. If followed strictly, it will give you immense satisfaction with your work and achievements,” he said.

Expressing concern over the prevalence of corruption at all levels, which, according to him, would severely affect the growth of the State and the nation, Mr. Kheny called upon the people, particularly entrepreneurs, to fight against it.

G. Somashekar Reddy, MLA, who presided over the function, said that he would extend all support and cooperation to the chamber in its endeavour to encourage establishment of new industries in the district.

“Making Bellary district a steel hub is the dream of my brother G. Janardhan Reddy. He has put in a lot of efforts in making Bellary a centre of attraction for generating employment. He was instrumental in organising the first global investors' meet, which attracted huge investments. The second such meeting will be held in June this year. We hope that a large number of industries will be set up in this district,” he said.


Ramesh Gopal, vice-president of the chamber, said that after the training programme, the chamber would help interested entrepreneurs set up units, right from preparing the project report to getting bank finance. In addition, the chamber was keen on organising a vendor development programme to encourage young local entrepreneurs set up industries.

J. Shantha, MP, who was the chief guest, and Shankar Rao of the chamber spoke.

K.C. Vannurswamy, president of the chamber, and other office-bearers were present.

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