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File photo of 2017 inaugural IUPS attended by UAE Ministers, Ambassador, Consul-General and business leaders.
File photo of 2017 inaugural IUPS attended by UAE Ministers, Ambassador, Consul-General and business leaders.

Indian business bodies in Sharjah - IBPC and ITEC - play a pivotal role in better business between Sharjah and India.



Published: Tue 26 Jan 2021, 11:13 AM

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Indian Business and Professional Council, Sharjah (IBPC) and India Trade and Exhibition Centre Middle East (ITEC), we are pleased to extend our greet­ings to Ram Nath Kovind, President of India and Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, Council of Union Ministers, People of India and Indian Diaspora living overseas on the occasion 72nd Republic Day of India.

It is the historical day for all of us to remember the sacrifices and sufferings our national heroes from cross section of the society and the freedom fighters made to give to the coming generations a republic nation. It is the duty of every Indian wherever one is living to contribute to the progress of the nation and well being of every Indian irrespective of its caste, creed and religion. We all have the responsibility to make India a nation to be proud of.

Though India gained independence on August 15, 1947, by gaining victory over almost 700 years of invaders and foreign rule, its Constitution was debated by the Constituent Assembly for almost three years under the chairmanship of Dr B R Ambedkar. The Constitution of India was adopted on January 26, 1950, and India declared itself a Sovereign, Democratic and Republic state from 26th January. We extend greetings to our leaders for holding the sanctity of the Constitution.

It will be quite opportune here to give a small brief on the activities of Indian Business and Professional Council, Sharjah and India Trade and Exhibition Centre m.e.

IBPC Sharjah was established in the year 2001 as a not-for-profit body by the Indian businessmen and professionals based in Sharjah with the support of the then Consul-General of India and operates under the auspices of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The management of the IBPC is in the hands of Board of Directors. IBPC Sharjah has played a pivotal role in bringing the business community together and promoting trade relations between Sharjah and India through several activities. IBPC was instrumental in setting up the India Trade and Exhibition Centre m.e. in 2009.

ITEC m.e. was established in the year 2009 with the no objection from the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, to promote trade and investment between India and the UAE, in particular, and Middle East, in general. It was inaugurated by the then President of India Pratibha Devisingh Patil and His Highness His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, Member of Supreme Council of UAE and Ruler of Sharjah, on November 25, 2010. Since then its activities included incubation of Indian companies in UAE, trade and investment delegations, holding exhibitions, Investors' Meets, Buyer Seller Meets, etc.

ITEC played key role in establishing Business Leaders Forum and organised India UAE Partnership Summit in 2017 and 2018. ITEC hosted the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal for promotion of investments. Due to Covid-19, ITEC had to downsize its operations from July 2020.

We wish Happy Republic Day to all!

 

Dr Sunny Kurien

Chairman

Indian Business & Professional Council, Sharjah

Sudesh Aggarwal

Chairman

Emeritus, IBPC


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