Prime News, Karnataka, Karnataka, Industry, Bengaluru, August 19:- Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that his government will strive to put Karnataka on top of India’s industrial map and is ready to “walk one mile extra” with the industries to make it successful.
He said “In the coming days, we will work to put Karnataka in the number one spot on the industrial map. I am ready to walk one mile extra with you to make it successful.”
He was speaking at an event where the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s Sir M Visvesvaraya Memorial Award was presented to Dr M R Jayaram, Chairman GEF and Ramaiah Group of Institutions here on Wednesday (August 18). The award was presented by Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu in the presence of Karnataka Governor Thawarchand Gehlot.
Recalling Sir M Visvesvaraya’s statement “Industrialise or perish,” the Chief Minister credited the former Diwan of Mysuru for the industrialisation of Karnataka and several public sector companies being established in and around Bengaluru. “From iron and steel to cement, paper to soap, you name it, it was his initiative. He was farsighted. Not only industries he has contributed to the banking and education sector. We need people like Visvesvaraya now to build and take forward Karnataka into the 21st century,” he added.
Lauding Jayaram and his institution’s service to society, the Chief Minister remembered that he was one of the first to resign as a legislator when the parliament and assemblies term was extended for a year during the emergency.
Bommai also appreciated the support and cooperation extended by Ramaiah Group of Institutions especially its hospital, under Jayaram’s leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.(Inputs: Agencies, NGB)