SRINAGAR: The United 21 Panel of contesting candidates for the Executive Committee of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry held an informal interaction with prominent members of the business community and the civil society here on Thursday.
A large number of members of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry were present on the occasion. A detailed presentation was given about the objectives of the United 21 Panel. The main thrust was on the unification of the business community and tapping the collective wisdom of business leaders, young and senior, for addressing challenges, an official statement read.
The gathering was addressed by eminent senior lawyer Zaffer A Shah. Shah threw light on his association with the KCC&I as an organisation and its members individually. He appreciated the efforts towards unification and questioned the members as to why there were so many different associations and organisations for such a small society. Giving illustrations in this regard, he said that every four shopkeepers had a separate body with a president which was not in the overall interests of the community, the handout read
Zaffer A Shah said that he knew many candidates in the United 21 Panel and believed that they were well equipped to lead the business community. In view of the need for a stable leadership, he implored upon the members of the Kashmir Chamber to support the United 21 Panel as they deserved the opportunity.
Several prominent business leaders like Haji Khazir Mohamed Dar, Mustaq Ahmad Chaya, Mohamed Yaseen Khan, Ghulam Rasool Siah, Showkat Chowdhary also addressed the gathering and appreciated the coming together of a likeminded group with renowned persons from the business community willing to contest the elections. They said that our community had no dearth of challenges and that it was a responsibility to unite under one banner for redressal of common issues, the statement added.