ASSOCHAM Foundation Week 2020: 'India’s resilience: Aatmanirbhar roadmap towards a US$5 trillion economy'

The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), country’s oldest and most proactive apex industry body set up in 1920, will be commemorating its journey over the past century and celebrating its Foundation Day 2020, on 12th December 2020. To mark the occasion, the chamber has planned a 5-day virtual event from 15th to 19th December 2020, wherein we would be organising a series of sessions discussing the central theme 'India’s resilience: Aatmanirbhar roadmap towards a US$5 trillion economy'

The ASSOCHAM with its vast reach serving over 4.5 lakh members from trade, industry and professional services through over 400 associations, federations and regional chambers spread across the length and breadth of the country has built a strong presence not just across India but has as also spread its wings throughout the world.

With a rich heritage of being led by stalwarts of independent India, like JRD Tata, Nani Palkhivala, H.P. Nanda, L.M. Thapar, A.N. Haksar and Raunaq Singh, among others, the ASSOCHAM has shown the ability to transform itself to the contemporary Corporate India and of late has emerged as the 'Knowledge Chamber', leveraging country's strength in the knowledge-led global economy.

Be it education, health, manufacturing, banking-finance, international trade, energy, human resource, science and technology, entertainment or the rural landscape comprising agriculture and rural infrastructure, the ASSOCHAM has well-established National Councils in each of the segments, chaired by well-known industry leaders, academicians, economists and independent professionals. These councils deliberate extensively and share their inputs with the government.

As the ASSOCHAM prepares for the Centenary celebrations, it is working hand in hand with the government, institutions of importance, national and international think tanks to contribute to the policy making process even as it shares vital feedback on implementation of decisions of far-reaching consequences. ASSOCHAM has been working closely with the Government, both Central and States, to support various initiatives that can mitigate the economic impact of the contagion, and with the Indian industry, to handhold them through these troubled times.

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