Happy and honored to be counted as a patron, Prasad.
I was greatly impressed with your spontaneous and only positive response as an Indian heading the multinational chemical giant BASF in India, when I launched the Vigilance Awareness Week in October 2000. This was the first effort made by the CVC in its life of 38 years to reach out to the people at large in the great effort of elimination, if not drastically reducing corruption.
A high powered selection committee headed by the Prime Minister, the Union Home Minister and the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha selected me. Your action in making thousands of copies of the Citizens Guide to Fight Corruption brought out on October 31st 2000 by the CVC in the context of the Vigilance Awareness Week was the first example of PPP I am aware of. Over these years I find that commitment for our nation and fellow citizens is supreme for you.
Having been a very successful global corporate executive you are an excellent mix of noble ideals and down to earth pragmatism.
Your organisation SEEGOS is designed for success!
The constitution of India envisions a just, equitable and humane society.
This vision can be turned to reality only through consistent good governance at all levels.
And the foundation of good governance can only be on integrity, sensitivity and competence. This matter is not only that of the functionaries of the elected government, but that of all citizens.
So, all efforts to mobilize the citizens of India on this matter are not just welcome, but much needed.
Wishing you and SEEGOS the very best in these endeavors.
I am not surprised that you have chosen to spend the next ten years of your life in Nation Building via Ethics and Governance.
You have been a staunch supporter of the Fight against Corruption which is the Cancer eating into our Society.
Your approach to focus on the supply side of Corruption is also rather unique.
I compliment you on taking this bold step and am confident the Youth of our country will support you fully in the SEEGOS pursuit to make India a Developed Nation.
Wish you all the best.
I am happy that you extend your success at BASF into creating SEEGOS as a Social Enterprise.
Having known you for so long, I am aware of your passion for Corporate Governance in the Manufacturing sector .The country needs many such initiatives to free us from the cudgels of low Productivity and Poverty.
I wish you all the Best in your Second Innings in SEEGOS.