Sonia Gandhi calls for civil society partnerships [India]

Author: World Economic Forum, Published on: 27 November 2006

Business, civil society and government should collaborate more for India's social development, Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, United Progressive Alliance, and President, Indian National Congress, told participants at the World Economic Forum's India Economic Summit...While recognizing the "outstanding contribution" of corporations to social development, Gandhi argued that "there is a need for a more meaningful commitment which can and will make a real difference."...R. Seshasayee, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland, and President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), pledged that "the private sector will play its role in the transformation of this country."... Gandhi...presented the 2006 India Social Entrepreneur of the Year award to Vikram Akula, Founder and CEO of SKS Microfinance...Gandhi noted that..."There are many Indias...There is the India of bustling growth and the India of widespread want. There is the India of self-confidence and an India burdened by unequal history and unequal opportunity."

Read the full post here

Related companies: Ashok Leyland