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CM Kumaraswamy inaugurates new R&D facility at JK Tyres

Chief Minister assures to solve Falcon Tyres issue through JK Tyres and safeguard the interest of employees

Mysuru, August 28:- “The Global Technology Centre- ‘‘Raghupati Singhania Centre of Excellence’ inaugurated today will be another feather to the cap of Mysuru,” said Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy.

He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the new R&D facility at JK Tyres factory at Hebbal and the Raghupati Singhania Centre of Excellence (RPSCOE) in the city on Tuesday.

He said, “JK Tyres has done commendable work in Mysuru City and their work through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities is noteworthy.  Mysuru houses many reputed institutions like CFTRI, BEML and Infosys. JK Tyres is another feather in the cap of heritage city. I appreciate JK Tyres and Raghupati Singhania for opening the Global Technology Centre and the new R&D facility in Mysuru. I want JK Tyres to formulate tailor-made courses through this centre for the youth of Karnataka and contribute to the economic and social development in Mysuru.”

CM persuades JK Tyres to intervene, resolve Falcon Tyres row

Speaking on the occasion, Kumaraswamy made a personal appeal to Raghupati Singhania of JK Tyres with regard to Falcon Tyres row.

“Our government has the responsibility to address the issue of Falcon Tyres and give a solution to the problems faced by the factory employees. The workers are facing a lot of problems for their livelihood from the past few years. My government is open to JK Tyres company, whatever support is needed our government is open to extend and request JK Tyres to take all responsibility to safeguard the interest of Falcon employees,” he added.

Higher Education Minister and District In-charge G T Devegowda, Sericulture and Tourism Minister S R Mahesh, Dr Raghupati Singhania, Chairman and Managing Director; Rajiv Prasad, Director – India Operations, V K Misra, Technical Director; Dr R Mukhopadhyay, Director and CE HASETRI and others were present. –(HN, KK)

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