‘Policies can have immense disruptive power’
AIADMK leader and Minister of Tamil language and Culture K. Pandiarajan on Saturday said policies of the government can have immense disruptive power.
Mr. Pandiarajan was speaking at the two-day Annual Global Convention of Entrepreneur Cafe, being hosted by the Great Lakes Institute of Management.
The theme of the conference is ‘Disruptive Entrepreneurship in Amazing India’. The decision by former Chief Minister K. Kamaraj to open 15,000 schools drove up gross enrolment ratio to 80% in the State even as the national average was 30%, he recalled. At the inaugural ceremony, Chairman of Sundaram Fasteners Limited Suresh Krishna, talked of the duty of entrepreneurs to take care of their labour force.
‘Standard of living’
“If we are not here to elevate the standard of living of our citizens, what are we doing,” Mr. Krishna asked.
He said job creation was a crucial component of entrepreneurship, which included jobs in the lower part of the pyramid.
Bala V. Balachandran, founder and chairman of the institute, R. Ramanan, Director of the Atal Innovation Mission and Dharmendra Pratap Yadav, principal secretary, MSME were among the speakers.