Every leader has a vision. Every leader is different. Every leader leaves a legacy of its own. But what binds an organization is the smooth transition, like athletes in a relay race who pick up the baton from the others. As the new General Secretary of KASSIA, my vision is to add measurable and verifiable value to the functioning of KASSIA, and contribute in such a manner as to make the life of a small entrepreneur better than what it is now.
I am grateful to all the Members, the Council Members and the Past Presidents for bestowing their trust on me. The new Office Bearers are united in their vision, passion and perseverance to qualitatively improve the lot of the small scale industry.
I consider it a privilege to share my views on how to create a better template for the MSMEs and KASSIA with each and every one of you. I also consider it a privilege to hear your views. KASSIA's doors are always open for positive suggestions. And you don't have to wait for a meeting to be convened to offer your views. I am not a great believer in protocol. Hierarchy should not come in the way of performance. As Mahatma Gandhi said, we should open all our windows to let all thoughts flow from the world. The time is now. We can be the change we want. But that can happen only when we clasp our hands together. A small scale industrialist is like a one-man army. We are all used to engage in battle on multiple fronts at the same time! But if we want to scale up, we need to delegate. My goal is to see that a small entrepreneur moves up the ladder and becomes a medium or large scale industrialist. For this we need to spread our hands, give wing to our dreams, and build a formidable team.
At KASSIA, we want to give top priority to counseling the small entrepreneurs on how to improve their marketing, how to tap new and emerging markets, and how to upgrade their entrepreneurial skills. Today Bangalore is being spoken about in Boston, while Karnataka has the potential to become a mega industrial State in all of South-East Asia. We need to take the bull by the horns and move forward aggressively. With KASSIA as the charioteer, the MSMEs in Karnataka have the opportunity to exceed their best and punch above their weight.
The options before us are either to submit passively to the burden of our daily mundane problems or to forge ahead undeterred by the rot around us. A positive mindset is not just a slogan. It can be the magic pill that can do wonders for all of us.
Let us learn the rules of the game. And then play better than anyone else…
With warm regards,