On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Company I welcome
you all to the 4 Annual General Meeting of your Company 'SAB Events & GovernanceNow Media Limited'. Your Company has turned four today and your large presence in thisimportant meeting is the testimony of your strong support and confidence in us.
Performance highlights: This year has taken your publication 'Governance Now' to newheights. The trust and niche it has carved for itself wi e hard work research anddedication which is evident in Government of India's Economic Survey (2016-17).
Our Editorial foresight had helped to bring the issues like 'Cash Out' which talksabout cashless India just before the demonetisation of higher currency announced.Similarly 'Free Money' an issue on the analysis on Universal Basic Income brought out byGovernance Now ahead of the government.
Your Company has taken its conference one level up by highlighting timely and relevantissues in which the centre government and public sector actively engaged with us. We havebegun the year with first of its kind initiative The PSU IT Forum which was organised forthe digital transformation of the public sector. After the huge response and great demandby the public sector we launched the Coffee-table Book-PSU IT Casebook which waslaunched by the ministers and secretaries at the centre.
It was appreciated by the Public sector and well received by the Hon'ble Prime Ministerof India Shri Narendra Modi. Further to acknowledge the efforts and th
initiatives of the public sector Governance Now organised the 4 edition of its AnnualFlagship PSU Conference and Awards 2016. The prestigious award honoured the efforts ofPublic Sector Undertakings (PSUs) that have been key to India's overall economic growth ofthe country. Key ministers from centre felicitated the Public Sector Enterprises.
Digital transformation is the top priority of the Government of India. ThereforeGovernance Now organised Digital Transformation Summit supported by Ministry ofElectronics and IT Government of India.
Friends during the year we have also organised the third edition of our FlagshipConference Railways Reforms and Governance Conclave. Over the last two years GovernanceNow through its annual conference on railways has highlighted governance andinfrastructure reforms in this sector by inviting key stakeholders to deliberate on ideassuggestions and best practices. I am happy to share that in its third edition Ministry ofRailways supported the Railways Governance and Reforms Conclave.
Accolades & Recognition:
In the prestigious Red Ink Awards organised by Mumbai Press Club our various storieshave been short listed into three categories and received special mentions.
Responsibility towards society:
We have also taken few initiatives in some states as our responsibility to society. Aswe know Rajasthan has been dealing with power related issues. So we organised Energy TechForum in Rajasthan where we brought the stakeholders across the country to sit together wie state team to find the solutions to power cut issues. Similarly we highlighted the needfor governance reforms in the state of Uttar Pradesh with UP Reforms in Governance Summitwhich helped the state government addressing some key issues.
New Projects and Outlook:
In the current year your Company will focus on bringing further transformation andreforms in the country through its initiatives and editorial. and we will be taking theconference to the next level with new issues formats partnerships and expertsassociations with us.The world is going digital so do us. Last year your company tookGovernance Now to digital. It has now started reaching out to the massive audience wi edigital outreach initiative taken by the company. On behalf of the Board of Directors andthe Management I would like to place on record your Company's sincere appreciation of thesupport extended by the partners Central and State Government and their agencies bankersand the continuing patronage and support of all stakeholders.
|With warm regards |
|Kailasnath Adhikari |
|Managing Director |