IMPHAL: The Tribal Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TICCI) Manipur State Chapter, has conducted its first business session on Saturday at Senapati District Headquarters in the presence of National Vice-Chairman TICCI and Director of NSTFDC, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Johny G.Rengma and President of TICCI Nagaland Chapter Tuccu Awomi and his executive members along with prominent entrepreneurs from Nagaland were present at the Business Session.
In a press release TICCI informed that the organization was established in 2015 with an aim to promote tribal business organizations and entrepreneurs in India.
Johny G. Rengma stated that TICCI is the largest tribal business organization in India with the aim and objective of taking up a proactive role in India’s tribal development process. It is also the voice of Indian tribal business and industry. It is engaged from influencing policy to encouraging debate with policy makers and civil society. TICCI articulates views and concerns of Tribal Industry. It also serves its members from the Indian private and public corporate sectors and multinational companies.
Further Johny Rengma expressed that Indian tribes are facing numerous societal barriers when it comes to starting their businesses in the present. The lack of capital support to start their businesses, the lack of professional network, the lack of business knowledge and expertise are all becoming hurdles to the tribal people of India when it comes to starting their own business. The “Confederation of Indian Tribal Entrepreneurs” has merged with TICCI to bring together all tribal entrepreneurs and business communities under one umbrella. TICCI would articulate the concerns and views of tribal entrepreneurs in bridging Tribal voices to Indian policymakers, industry and the international community, the release stated.
TICCI, Manipur State Chapter also mentioned that the organization would explore ways and means to support aspiring tribal entrepreneurs in the State and provide a platform for networking within and across sectors also cater services and businesses within the tribal community to accelerate sustainable economy in the State of Manipur.
During the meeting the office bearers and executive members of TICCI, Manipur State Chapter were elected with N. Benjamin Tao as President, Th.Thaisiiru, Vice-President; Khonthuingampou Panmei, General secretary; Ngatangmi Hungyo, Asst. Secretary; Newme Heg.Ramtahungbe, Treasurer; and nine executives members including Th.Vipuni Ruhmai, Paul Longsaola, Gaingamliu Malangmei. Appolos T. Panmei, Ningreingam Kashung, Khasem Bukli, Paogougin Chongloi, R.S. Wungmaso and Chingkhiudiat Ngaomei.