Mumbai, Sep 11: The Governor S C Jamir has said that industries can come up and prosper only in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. They cannot grow when there are problems like insurgency and Naxalism. Mentioning that globalisation is affecting the life and livelihood of tribals in a big way, he said that while carrying out development, rights of tribals must be protected. In this connection, the Governor remarked that Naxalism should be viewed as a human
problem and should be addressed using the collective wisdom of leaders across the political spectrum.
"If we wish to have a progressive, dynamic and prosperous India, we must deal with home grown problems of internal security with a human approach," Jamir said.
The Governor was addressing the captains of industry and eminent citizens at the Indian Merchants' Chamber here on Tuesday September 9. The Chamber celebrated its 102nd Foundation Day in the presence of Jamir.
The Governor lamented that the spirit of thinking for the nation is waning among political leaders. Local agenda, communal agenda and caste agenda have taken front seats, whereas national agenda has taken a back seat. This reversal of priorities does not augur well for the country, he said and added that leadership in the country must address rational issues forgetting party differences.
President of the Indian Merchants' Chamber M N Chaini spoke about the various initiatives and activities of the Indian Merchants' Chamber. Vice-President Gul Kripalani proposed vote of thanks.