* Underscores its strengths while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic on its journey towards becoming the most admired industrial area
The Bidadi Industries Association (BIA) today held its ninth Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) at Wonderla Resorts. The Association ensured compliance with all government restrictions given the coronavirus pandemic to conduct the AGM by following all COVID-19 protocols.
The AGM approved the actions of the Executive Council for FY 2020-21 by a large majority and approved all the resolutions on the agenda, comprising the adoption of Annual Accounts 2020-21 & BIA bye-law amendments. Various contributors & sponsors were felicitated in a modest but professionally organized AGM event with a clear agenda. Dr. K. Rakesh Kumar, IAS, Hon’ble Deputy Commissioner & District Magistrate, Ramanagara District & Mr. Mohammed Ikramulla Shariff, IAS, Hon’ble CEO, Ramanagara Zilla Panchayat presided over the event.
Just last October (2020), BIA had celebrated the official opening of its state-of-the-art new office building and a full-fledged Centralized Solid Waste Management (CSWM) Facility at Bidadi Industrial Area in Bidadi, Ramanagara District, which have since been operational and functioning well.
Addressing the gathering, the President of BIA, Mr. K V Rajendra Hegde, recounted the tough but systematically planned and executed actions for improving infrastructure in the Bidadi Industrial Area. He said this was possible by following its motto of inclusive development involving industry, government, and community, by a dedicated and passionate Special Purpose Group (SPG), comprising experienced personnel deployed from major industries like Toyota & Bosch, and mandated and supervised by an expert Executive Council, represented by all categories of industries from the large to the small.
Attending the AGM event were senior representatives from BIA, industry heads & senior officials from the Government of Karnataka.
Addressing the audience as Chief Guest, Dr. K. Rakesh Kumar, IAS, Hon’ble Deputy Commissioner & District Magistrate, Ramanagara District said, “It is highly appreciable that BIA has been able to attain recognition from the Government of Karnataka for its unique model as a professionally managed organization, with a robustly planned system of operations for long term sustainability. It is indeed a model for other industry associations to emulate.”
Formed in 2011 by a group of 25 industries, BIA kick-started the development initiatives in 2014 with the formation of a 13 member EC, ably supported by the SPG, a team of dedicated professionals from across member industries, who have taken proactive collaboration to new levels. The progress can be witnessed on the ground, a direct consequence of the self-reliant, self-sustainable approach of BIA towards its goal of becoming the most admired industrial area, by proactively aligning and liaising with government, industry, and community – the three “pillars” as the President of BIA terms them, to develop, manage and sustain the estate, the fourth pillar, which houses the industries of members, currently numbering 212.
“The BIA has been nothing but optimistic in navigating out of the shadows of COVID-19 to provide valuable support to member industries, many of whom are MSMEs. All of us are hoping that we can overcome the crisis soon and we are looking forward to a period of recovery and stability,” was the consensus from the team at BIA, as it concluded its ninth AGM event successfully.