Kolkata, Aug. 23 : President Pranab Mukherjee today inaugurated the new office building of Bharat Chamber of Commerce in Kolkata.
"I am indeed very happy to have this opportunity to inaugurate this new office building that will house the Bharat Chamber of Commerce.
The Bharat Chamber of Commerce is one of India's oldest chambers with a history going back to the year 1900 when it was formed as an Association of Merchants belonging to a particular community," said President while addressing media on this occasion.
The president stated that the land of Eastern India and the other states of North East have always been the land of India's renaissance and reformation adding that the Bharat Chamber of Commerce comprising Captains of Industries from this region have a special challenge and responsibility on their shoulders.
While exhorting them to avail of opportunities and drive the engines of growth, the president also impress upon them that the growth models and techniques that are being used should essentially take into account ways and means that ensure equitable growth.