QCI hosts Assam Gunvatta Sankalp in Guwahati

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MoU signed between Quality Council of India (QCI) and Commissionerate of Food Safety, Assam

The Quality Council of India (QCI) with the support of Government of Assam hosted the Assam Gunvatta Sankalp  in Guwahati today with an aim to bring quality revolution at the doorstep of citizens of Assam. The event commenced with  launch of the Assam Gunvatta Sankalp video by Dr Lakshmanan S, Secretary, Industries, Commerce & PE Department, Assam in the presence of eminent dignitaries including Shri Jaxay Shah, Chairperson, QCI, Dr. R.P. Singh, Secretary-General, QCI, Shri P.R. Mehta, Chairperson, NABET and Shri Rajesh Maheshwari, CEO, NABCB among others. 

The Assam Gunvatta Sankalp  featured four enlightening sessions, each addressing crucial aspects of Assam’s development in multivariate sectors including Education and Skilling, Industry and MSME, Sustainable Agriculture, ONDC and Tourism, Culture, and Infrastructure. During the event, eminent speakers from diverse domains shared their valuable insights and recommendations. 

Shri Paban Kumar Borthakur, IAS, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Assam, spoke on the relationship between ‘Quantity and Quality’ emphasising that high-quality products and services can enhance a country’s economic growth. In the same manner QCI’s efforts in areas such as quality certification, accreditation, and training can help improve the quality of products, services, and infrastructure in Assam, which in turn can have a positive impact on the state’s development, he added.

Dr. J.B. Ekka, IAS, Principal Secretary, Panchayat & Rural Development Department,  in his address said that  Assam Gunvatta Sankalp  explained how to improve the Quality of life of the people of Assam.

Dr Lakshmanan S, Secretary, Industries, Commerce & PE Department, Assam highlighted, “Assam’s unique cultural heritage and vast potential have always set us apart, and today, as we embark on this journey, we do so with the determination to harness that potential to the fullest. The Gunvatta Sankalp isn’t just a pledge; it’s a promise to raise the bar in every aspect of our society, and we are committed to igniting quality revolution as a strong pillar for Assam’s growth.”

On the occasion, Shri Jaxay Shah, Chairperson, QCI expressed his enthusiasm for joining hands with Awesome Assam to drive Quality Mission in the state. He said, “The Gunvatta Sankalp Initiative is our pledge to empower Assam with quality-driven progress. Assam’s untapped potential and the dedication of its people make it a vital force in India’s growth narrative and today’s launch of the Assam Quality Roadmap reaffirms the state’s commitment to excellence in quality development at the grassroots level.

Gunvatta Sankalp aims at enhancing the quality of lives of people of Assam said Dr. R.P Singh, Secretary General, QCI while addressing to the gathering.

Shri Abhijit Baruah, IAS, Commissioner of Food Safety, Assam, stated that, “The MoU between Quality Council of India and the Commissionerate of Food Safety, Assam, marks a significant milestone in our journey towards excellence in quality. Through this collaboration, we aim to further strengthen our efforts in upholding the quality and safety of food products in the state.”

During the event, Dr. B Kalyan Chakravarthy, Principal Secretary, Skill, Employment & Entrepreneurship, Assam, asserted that, “Skills are the bridge to prosperity. Assam is on a journey to equip its workforce with the necessary skills for a thriving future. We will empower our people and ignite economic growth through skilled hands and quality-focused projects.”

Shri Manavendra Pratap Singh, Managing Director, Assam Industrial Development Corporation, said, “Assam Industrial Development Corporation is spearheading a paradigm shift in our state’s industrial landscape. We’re enabling industries to adopt best practices, enhance product quality, and ensure compliance with global standards, positioning Assam as a quality manufacturing hub.”

The Gunvatta Sankalp  involves stakeholders from the Government of Assam, public sector and industry on identified priority areas that contribute to the development agenda of Assam viz.  Industry & MSME, Education and Skilling, Sustainable Agriculture, Tourism, Culture, and Infrastructure.

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