President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said skilled manpower and availability of a competent cadre of management professionals would play a key role in India's strategy to see its industry compete successfully with the best in the world.
President Mukherjee, who inaugurated the 42nd International Federation for Training and Development Organization (IFTDO) World Conference and Exhibition at a function today, said that in order to achieve its national goal of inclusive growth, India also needs to develop capabilities of our social sector to ensure efficient delivery of services with equity and social justice.
"We want to ensure that the fruits of development reach each and every citizen of the country, especially those at the margins of society and the base of the pyramid," he added.
President Mukherjee expressed the hope that this conference would provide a significant impetus to field of human resource development within India.
President Mukherjee, who also presented the IFTDO Global HRD awards, said that the conference on the theme "Capability Building for Cutting Edge Organizations in New Business Order" has been organized at an appropriate time as the world is still to recover from the combined impact of the 2008 financial crisis and the recent Euro zone crisis.
He said that experience sharing through such conferences is a good way of accomplishing IFTDO's vision of being a unique resource to the HRD profession working globally for the betterment of society and life.
President Mukherjee said that at a time when the global economy is trying to emerge from the financial crisis, a paradigm shift in the way global businesses are run can be important contributors to growth.
"The theme of this Conference is very relevant from the point of view of finding answers to our growth problems," he added.
President Mukherjee called upon the IFTDO and Indian Society for Training and Development to continue to play the role of a catalyst in policy formulation and execution of human resource interventions to improve personal and organizational effectiveness. (ANI)