India@75, an initiative of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), symbolizes its developmental agenda. In 2007, India@75 embarked upon the outreach and advocacy for co-ownership of the vision that was validated through a pan India public reasoning process.
With the Union and State Governments acknowledging and also endorsing most of the vision elements like skilling 500 million people, creating 500 developed cities, housing for all, generating adequate nonconventional energy etc. India@75 moved on to creating synergies amongst the diverse stakeholders for collaborative and participative action to augment the efforts of nation building. Technology and volunteerism have been identified as the key drivers cutting across
the vision elements to make the exercise participative and collaborative and also to enable outreach and scales with time constraints to achieve envisioned objectives on completion of 75 years of Independence. CII and India@75 have been celebrating National Volunteering Week (NVW) since January, 2014; endeavoring to aggregate the ongoing efforts of the stakeholders in the volunteering space, facilitate synergy and alignment to augment the Government initiatives, by ensuring impactful delivery of the various social developmental initiatives / schemes at the grass roots.
CII urges all its member companies to bolster the cause of volunteerism internally amongst its employees and open up greater avenues for them to contribute towards the development of the country. CII is committed to support volunteerism and through India@75 it has created a platform for stakeholders to converge. I wish India@75 success in their endeavors of citizen centric initiatives that will surely make the exercise more inclusive.