Perak Indian Chamber of Commerce (PICC) celebrated its 65th Anniversary by organising a Gala Dinner and Achievement Award function at Kinta Riverfront Hotel. Some one thousand community business leaders and entrepreneurs attended the function.
Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, Minister of Health was the Guest of Honour and in his address said that the government was liberalising its policies and Indians should make use of the opportunities available and as well to look out for them. PICC must provide input to the 11th Malaysian Plan for sustainable growth of the Indian community, especially entrepreneurs. Further he urged PICC to encourage the younger generation to enter into business.
K. Seven Munusamy, President, PICC, in his welcome address, informed the audience that PICC organises programmes to build strong networks among entrepreneurs. PICC brings together state agencies, banking sectors and other business organisations in Perak to meet Indian businessmen. Currently PICC is very concerned about the many foreign business start-ups and this is creating stiff competition especially for small Indian businessmen.
Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to the nation on human capital development and implementation of the minimum wage. He is instrumental in promoting preventive health and public awareness of health issues.
The Highest Achievement Award was presented to: Dato’ Lal Ravindrarajuloo Naidu (Group Executive Director of CSE Group of Companies), Dato’ N. Vasantharajan (Managing Director of NTS Arumugam Group of Companies) and S.K. Sundaram (CEO of Raviraj Sdn Bhd and Enrico’s).
The Achievement Award was presented to: N. Rakunathan (Managing Director of Bionic Vision Group of Companies), Dulkibali Bin Hj. Jamaludin (Managing Director of DJ Holdings Group of Companies), AKS Sakthivel (Managing Director of SRRI AKS) and Suresh Sathasivam and Rajasegaran Selvaduray (Directors of Biomed Engineering Sdn Bhd).