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HR Dasara – An insight to Mysuru Industrial Prosperity! MP Prathap Simha recalls Wadiyars contributions

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Mysuru: Edin Bridge Foundation, Mysuru & SDM IMD, Mysuru in association with Excelsoft Technologies, Mysuru had organised a one-day industry & culture conference “HR Dasara – An insight to Mysuru Industrial Prosperity”  at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDM IMD), Mysuru.

The conference was inaugurated by Chief Guest & Keynote speaker Mysuru-  Kodagu MP Pratap Simha & Guests of Honour Dr N R Parasuraman, Director & Professor – Finance, SDM IMD, Mysuru & D Sudhanva, Co-founder & CEO, Excelsoft Technologies, Mysuru.

The conference focused on the industrial development & overall growth of Mysuru, ongoing & upcoming industrial projects of Mysuru, the challenges faced by the industries & the growth potential of mysuru. The conference also emphasized the economic development of Mysuru, the contribution of various sectors to the GDP, & new job opportunities. 

Pratap Simha, in his keynote address, spoke on the history of mysuru industrial development.

He said Mysuru was a highly industrialized state under Wadiyars. They never concentrated on one city for industries. They set up industries in Mysuru, Mandya, Nanjangud, Bengaluru, Shimoga, etc. The contribution by Wadiyars to the erstwhile Mysore state was immense. The hydel power project at Shimsha in the early 1900s, Mysore Lamps factory, Sandalwood oil factory, Mysore Paints and Varnishes, & Ideal Jawa are some of the major industries which were established during Wadiyars regime.

He also spoke on the status of some of the ongoing industrial development projects like the 10-lane Bengaluru-Mysuru Economic Corridor project of ₹ 8172 crore which will reduce travel time between the two cities from three hours to just 90 minutes & the Multi-Modal Logistic Park (MMLP) which is coming up at Kadakola near Nanjangud in 61 acres of land which will have a cold storage unit, state-of-the-art first-of-its-kind in Karnataka warehouses, two Railway lines — loading line and engine escape line, facility for Customs clearances for export and import cargo, hi-tech signaling and telecommunication units, CC Block Pavement, administrative block, connecting roads and drainages, pump house, rainwater harvesting units and a host of other features needed for shipping and receiving goods.

The conference was concluded with a special session on start-ups & how mysuru can become the next IT hub of India by D Sudhanva, Co-founder & CEO, Excelsoft Technologies, Mysuru.

The conference also had cultural programmes which included classical dance performances from VVCE college students, a musical concert from Ashutosh Jamadagni & a musical tribute to actor late Puneeth Rajkumar by Swaroop Ramesh & Puneeth Kumar.

The other dignitaries present were R K Parthasarathy, Joint Director of Factories, Mysuru Region, Dr Prakash B M, Environmental Officer, KSPCB, Mysuru, Dr S N Prasad, Deputy Director & Professor, SDMIMD, Mysuru, S Ramesh Shankar, Chief Joy Officer, Hrishti, Bengaluru, Chayaa Nanjappa, Founder & Managing Partner, Nectar Fresh, Mandya, Harish Machia Kodandera, Past Chairman, NIPM Mysuru Chapter, H S Shama Sundar, Managing Director, Uthkrusht Koushalya Foundation, Bengaluru, Rajesh Kutnikar, CEO, ITChamps, Mysuru, S Ramachandra Raje Urs, Vice President, Unilog, Mysuru, C V Srinivasan, Vice-Chairmen, NIPM Mysuru Chapter, J Purushotham, President, Karnataka Industries Management Association (KindMass), Bengaluru, Dr Shivakumar M, Principal & Professor, GSSSIETW, Mysuru and Prashanth J, President, KATKHI Industrial Association, Nanjangud.

About 200+ Delegates which include Industrialists, Business Leaders, CEOs, CHROs, HR Professionals & Management academicians & students attended the conference.

– Team Mysoorunews 

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