Padmashree Anu Aga, (Director, Thermax Ltd.),
Hon. Dr. Narendra Jadhav, (Member, Planning Commission, Govt. of India), Hon. Amar Singh,( IAS officer and DG, Food Corporation of India),
Hon. Er.Milind Kamble (Chairman, DICCI),
Hon. Smt. Kalpana Saroj, (Chairperson, Kamani Tubes Ltd.),
Hon. Vinod Tawde (MLC, Maharashtra),
Hon. Madhav Bhide (Chairman, Saturday Club – Global Trust),
Hon. Dilip Karambelkar (Chief Trustee – Vivek Vyaspeth) and
Hon. Ravindra Sonawane (Industrialist and Member-QCFI)
The event was inaugurated by lighting a lamp by the auspicious hands of Hon. Dr. Jamshed J. Irani; this was a historical moment in Indian social and economical world. The Director of the biggest and established Industry house from India lit the lamp of the exhibition organized by Dalit Entrepreneurs. The time is opening the doors for Dalit Entrepreneurs and absourbing them the Indian economy.
Dr. Jamshed J. Irani declared that in the age of globalization it is a need of time to work together and must join hands irrespective of cast and grades to boost Indian economy. This epic DEEP EXPO 2010 is a beginning of new revolutionary and historical event. In the welcome speech, Mr. Milind Kamble said that the history has begun and no one is going to stop it. Dalit entrepreneurs will be providing support to industries on their caliber not on based on reservation.
Hon. Anu Aga has welcomed this imitative and appreciated the innovative idea of DEEP EXPO 2010. She expressed her satisfaction and stated that this true showcase of ability and capability of Dalit entrepreneurs.
Dr. Narendra Jadhav highlighted role of government and present initiatives taken by central govt. for uplift of dalit entrepreneurs. He stressed that industry also must execute their responsibility. Dalit entrepreneurs are ready to work on their merits without compromising any quality parameters.
Er. Madhav Bhide said that Saturday Club Globel Trust members are willing to work with DICCI on long term basis the Saturday Club business network will be made open to members of DICCI.
Mr. Vinod Tawde stressed need of such exhibitions all over the country and extended his full support to such events in state of Maharashtra. He also appealed to state govts. To take such initiatives and support DICCI for future plans. He highlighted the social impact and economic growth of deprived community which will dissolve the cast barriers which is 'Cancer' to Indian culture.
Dr. Amar Singh an IAS from Madhya Pradesh cader welcomed and appreciated the event DEEP EXPO. In his studious speech, he described that these entrepreneurs are not asking for any favors or concession in their products but seeking an appreciation from society and Indian industry. He also explained the opportunities in Food and FMCG industry.
In the presidential speech Mr. Chandrabhan Prasad said that, this DEEP EXPO 2010 is a “Second Poona Pact”. First was in between Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. That time Mahatma Gandhi was representing Hindus and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was representing Dalits. In that pact Indian society gave dalit a social respect on the bases of humanity and that was the first social revolution in India. DEEP EXPO 2010 is second pact where established Industry houses and dalit entrepreneurs are dealing business this is the second economic revolution in India. And because of this DEEP EXPO 2010 has more important than any other exhibitions and this is happening first time in Pune and in Indian history.
On this occasion, ‘Deepstambh’ the book of successes stories of dalit entrepreneurs written by Mr. Ravi Gole was published by the hands of Hon. Dr. Jamshed J. Irani.
All the guests were honored by mementos of DEEP EXPO 2010.
Mr. Girish Tilak, secretary Saturday Club delivered note of thanks.
After the inauguration program all guests visited all stalls in DEEP EXPO 2010 exhibition. Hon. Dr. Jamshed J. Irani interacted with exhibitors. After visit he appreciated the efforts put in by DEECI team and expressed his full satisfaction about excellent organization of event. He specially told Mr. Milind Kamble, “This is a well organized exhibition”.
The first day ended with very high sprit among the businessmen and specially due to visit by high profile businessmen from reputed business houses in Pune.