Panel Discussion on a pertinent topic Commercial Vehicle End-of-Life Policy in India, moderated by Vivek Law, a prominent name in the Business News Channel industry.
Doctor Vivek Loomba
The discussion focused on the likely contours of the policy as well as the impact of such a policy on all stakeholders like CV OEMs, government agencies, Fleet Owners, Single Truck Owners, etc.
The eminent members of the panel were Mr. Vivek Law, Consultant, Zee Business; Mr. Rakesh Batra, Partner, Automotive Practice, EY; Mr. Y S Malik, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, GOI; Prof G Raghuram, Director, IIM Bangalore; Mr. Vinod Sahay, CEO, Mahindra Truck and Bus and Construction Equipment Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
Dr. Vivek Loomba
The audience comprising of prominent Truck Fleets Owners, Transporters and Logistics Company heads and professionals, Commercial Vehicle Financiers, Dealers of Commercial Vehicles, and Senior Delegates from Transport Sector, Faculty members from IIM, Ahmedabad, and delegates from Mahindra Group and heads of various agencies and select media delegates took immense interest and relished the proceedings.
Dr. Vivek Loomba
The formal inauguration of the program started with lamp lighting followed by - The Rise for Good Act performance by specially-abled students of the Noida Deaf Society depicting the Rise philosophy and the three Pillars of Mahindra Rise.
Mr. Vinod Sahay, CEO, Mahindra Truck and Bus and Construction Equipment Division presented the report card of the awards program, reaffirming our commitment to continue, strengthen and make more relevant, this RISE initiative. He shared with the audience, the fact that the awards program was becoming bigger and better with every passing year and was attracting better quality entries, which is a heartening news. Ms. Saakshi Kishnani, Sr. Manager, Advisory Services, Media & Entertainment, E&Y provided the customary certification for fairness, robustness and transparency from the stage.
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Mr. Veejay Nakra, Chief of Sales & Marketing, Auto Division talked about the inclusion of SCV & LCV Category. He stressed upon important roleplay by the segment in emerging Indian economy through last mile distribution. Sundaram Finance was felicitated for Enablers of Social Change Category. This Award winner was specially nominated by the Grand Jury, even though they had not applied for it, as they found that this organization has done significant work to bring about social change in the transport ecosystem by fostering and nurturing the stakeholder at the bottom of the pyramid.
On the theme of Road Safety, this year we introduced a new short story contest called "Come Home Papa" in collaboration with our literary partners, #TellMeYourStory. Mahindra Saarthi Abhiyaan Scholarship winner girls were asked to write stories on Road Safety, based on father's experiences on the road. All the stories were published online, at www.tellmeyourstory.in and the best thirty stories have been chosen for publishing in the book. Four Saarthi Abhiyaan Outperformers were felicitated with their family members and Bulbul Khan and Rukhsar Khan were declared as the joint national winner for "Come Home Papa" - Story contest.