New Delhi, (GNI): ASSOCHAM President Mr B K Goenka today said, he was ”deeply saddened by the demise of Mr Y C Deveshwar, the longest serving Chairman of ITC, who transformed the company into a well-diversified conglomerate with the highest degree of corporate governance, keeping CSR always a board room priority.”
Mr Goenka said, “ITC Ltd has remained a valued patron of ASSOCHAM and has been making immense contributions to the chamber for several decades. Mr Deveshwar pioneered the growth of ITC as a model corporate citizen which redefined sustainable business and prioritised working closely with the farmers as valuable stakeholders. His e-Choupal initiative which combined scientific means and agricultural practices in states like Madhya Pradhesh, Andhra Pradesh and many others remains unparalleled”.
“On behalf of the ASSOCHAM and myself, I convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, with prayers that the departed soul rest in peace. The ASSOCHAM would also like to extend our fullest support to the management of ITC Ltd in this difficult hour, with the conviction that the great company would continue to progress for the good of its stakeholders and the nation”, Mr. Goenka said.
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