FEBRUARY 2022 – MARCH 2022

FEBRUARY 2022 – MARCH 2022

CHAMBER AT WORK – FEBRUARY – MARCH 2022
17-02-2022 11.00 a. m. District level Single Window Sub-committee meeting was held at the District Industries Centre (DIC), Yeyyadi, Mangaluru. The meeting was chaired by Joint Director, DIC. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor attended the meeting.
18-02-2022 2.00 p. m. KCCI Vice-President Shri M. Ganesh Kamath met Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. Abdul Nazeer, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi at Circuit House, Mangaluru and briefed him about the developments in the KCCI Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre (KCCI ADR Centre). It may be recalled that Justice Abdul Nazeer had inaugurated the KCCI ADR Centre on 14th March, 2020.
21-02-2022 10.30 a. m. Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) organized a public hearing on tariff revision application by Mangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (MESCOM) at the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner’s office, Mangaluru. KCCI was represented by Hon. Treasurer CA Abdur Rahman Musba and Director and Chairman of Energy, Power, Banking, Finance and MSME, the sub-committee under Industrial Cell of KCCI, Shri B.A. Nazeer. It may be recalled that the KCCI had opposed the tariff revision by MESCOM.
23-02-2022 4.30 p. m. The Eleventh meeting of the Board of KCCI was held at the Board Room of KCCI. President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor chaired the meeting. The meeting was attended by the Directors and special invitees.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between KCCI and Alva’s college, Moodabidri at the Board room of KCCI. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor and Principal, Dr. Kurian of Alva’s college exchanged the MoU. Present on the occasion were Board of Directors and special invitees of KCCI. Also present was Ms. Jayashree, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Commerce, Alva’s college.

28-02-2022 8.00 p. m. Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India, addressed the members of KCCI and business communities on the upcoming projects concerning blockades of Mangaluru – Bengaluru road via Shiradi Ghat during monsoon. The event was organized at The Ocean Pearl, Mangaluru by KCCI in association with Kanara Industries Association (KIA) and CREDAI Mangalore. KCCI President Shri Shashidar Pai Maroor welcomed the Chief Guest, Shri Nitin Gadkari. Guests of Honour were Shri Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP, DK & President, Karnataka State BJP, Shri Angara Sullia, Minister for Fisheries, Ports and Inland Transport, Govt. of Karnataka, Shri D. Vedavyas Kamath, MLA, Mangaluru South, Dr. Bharath Y. Shetty, MLA, Mangaluru North, Shri Premanand Shetty, Mayor, Mangaluru City Corporation.
05-03-2022 6.30 p. m. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mangalore District Annual Day 2022 was held at the hotel Ocean Pearl, Mangaluru. Opening Remarks were given by Shri Jeevan Saldhana, Chairman, CII Mangalore. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor and Chief Operating Officer, Shri Mytreya A attended the event.
07-03-2022 3.30 p. m. District Skill Committee meeting was held at the Court Hall of Deputy Commissioner’s Office at Mangaluru. The meeting was attended by KCCI Chief Operating Officer, Shri Mytreya A.
08-03-2022 11.30 a. m. New Mangalore Port on behalf of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways organized an event to showcase PM Gati Shakti & the ongoing progress and outcomes of the projects in the Business Development Centre Auditorium. The event was attended through the virtual platform by KCCI Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya A.
4.00 p. m. Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI), on the occasion of the International Women’s Day organized “FKCCI’s Women Achiever Award 2022” at Sir M V Auditorium, K G Road, FKCCI, Bengaluru. Smt. Vathika Pai, Past President, KCCI was conferred the award representing the Dakshina Kannada District. Chief Guest on the occasion was Kum. Shobha Karandlaje, Hon’ble Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India. Guests of Honour were Smt. Gunjan Krishna, IAS, Commissioner for Indl. Devt. & Director of Industries & Commerce, Govt. of Karnataka, Smt. K. Ratna Prabha, IAS (Retd), Chairperson, UBUNTU, former Chief Secretary, Govt. of Karnataka, Smt. C. Shikha, IAS, Commissioner, Commercial Tax Dept., Govt. of Karnataka, Smt. S.R. Anuradha Pradeep, Senior Advocate, Bengaluru. The event was presided by Dr. CA I.S. Prasad, President, FKCCI.
09-03-2022 9.00 a. m. St. Aloysius College Institute of Management and IT – AIMIT, organized Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) – 2022 at Arthur Shenoy Memorial Auditorium, AIMIT. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor was the Chief Guest on the occasion who delivered his inaugural address. KCCI Director and In-charge of Industry Academia Interconnect, Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar and Chief Operating Officer of KCCI Shri Mytreya A were also present on the occasion. Dr. Swapna Rose, Faculty coordinator – EDP presented the welcome address. Dr. Rajani Suresh, Dean, Academics & Research welcomed the Chief Guest and briefed about the event. Rev. Dr (Fr) Melwyn Pinto SJ, Director – AIMIT gave his Presidential address. Vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Romola Venisa Mendonca, Student Coordinator, EDP. The event was compered by Ms. Nitha Mary Varghese, student of AIMIT.
10.00 a. m. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between KCCI and St. Aloysius Institute of Management and IT (AIMIT), Kotekar, Beeri, Mangaluru, at their college campus. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor and Rev. Dr (Fr) Melwyn Pinto SJ, Director – AIMIT exchanged the MoU. Present on the occasion were KCCI Director and In-charge of Industry Academia Interconnect, Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar and Chief Operating Officer of KCCI Shri Mytreya A, Dr. Rajani Suresh, Dean, Academics & Research, AIMIT and Dr. Nagendra S, Associate Professor, AIMIT.
4.30 p. m. District Industries Centre (DIC), Yeyyadi, Mangaluru, Joint Director Shri Gokuldas Nayak held a meeting to discuss on identifying training centres for imparting training programmes for the candidates in various skills seeking employment, thus making them employable under Karnataka Skill Development Corporation. The meeting was attended by KCCI Director Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar and Chief Operating Officer, Shri Mytreya A. Other stakeholders also attended the meeting.
11-03-2022 2.00 p. m. Central University of Kerala, Department of Commerce and International Business School of Business Studies in association with Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC), organized Professional Development Programme on Enhancing Quality of University Education on the topic, ”Russia-Ukraine War and its Strategic Implications for the World Order – Implications for the Trade, Commerce, Society and the Government of India”. The event was conducted through virtual platform. Director and Chairman of Industrial Cell Sub-committee of KCCI, Shri B.A. Nazeer was one the resource persons who presented his views on the topic.
JANUARY 2022 – FEBRUARY 2022

JANUARY 2022 – FEBRUARY 2022

CHAMBER AT WORK – JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2022
17-12-2021 4.00 p. m. Dakshina Kannada District Deputy Commissioner Dr. Rajendra K.V. held a meeting at his office with the President of KCCI Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor. He discussed about the objections raised by KCCI as per the memorandum submitted to him against the complete closure of Shiradi Ghat for repair of roads to be carried out for six months. Shri Jeethan Sequeira, Director and Chairman of EXIM cell of KCCI also attended.
5.00 p. m. Meeting of ‘Promotion and Facilitation Committee’ was held through video conference under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka. The meeting was organized by the Office of Development Commissioner, Cochin Special Economic Zone, Kakkanad, Cochin. KCCI was represented by its President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor and Director and Chairman of EXIM cell of KCCI, Shri Jeethan Sequeira.
20-01-2022 11.30 p. m. Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Dr. Rajendra K.V invited KCCI President Shri Shasidhar Pai Maroor to participate in the virtual meeting with Union Minister for National Highways and Road Transport Shri Nitin Gadkari at Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) to discuss about the four-lane road between Bengaluru and Mangaluru via Sakleshpur and Shiradi Ghat. Director and Chairman of EXIM cell of KCCI Shri Jeethan Sequiera also attended.
21-01-2022 3.00 p. m. District Outreach Programme for Promotion of Exports from Dakshina Kannada under Niryat Bandhu Scheme was virtually held. The event was jointly organized by Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO), Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Kanara Industries Association (KIA) and District Industries Centre (DIC). KCCI Past President and President of Kanara Industries Association (KIA) Shri Isaac Vas delivered his special address. Others present at the session also spoke on the said topic. KCCI was represented by the Hon. Treasurer, CA Abdur Rahman Musba, Hon. Secretary, Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed, Directors, Shri Amit Ramachandra, Shri B.A. Nazeer and Shri Nitte Yathiraj Shetty.
24-01-2022 2.00 p. m. Central University of Kerala, Department of Commerce and International Business, School of Business Studies in association with Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC), virtually organized Entrepreneurship Development Programme with the topic “Business Automation” to enhance the employability of the students. KCCI Director and In-charge of Industry Academia Interconnect Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar delivered his inaugural address. KCCI Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya A also participated. Dr. Haritha PH, Faculty, Department of Commerce and International Business, Central University of Kerala, gave her welcome address to all the guests and participants. Presidential Address was given by Prof. Dr T Mallikarjunappa, Head, Department of Commerce and International Business, Central University of Kerala. Prof. V Balachandran, Dean, School of Business Studies Head, Department of Management Studies, Central University of Kerala also addressed the participants. The keynote address was given by Shri Subilal K., Entrepreneur, Daily Skills, Marketing and Sales Automation Coach.
28-01-2022 11.00 a. m. Additional Commissioner of Income Tax, Mangaluru conducted “Tax Payers Service” meeting through virtual mode via WebEx. The agenda of the meeting with Tax Payer community was regarding the issues based on faceless assessments, faceless appeal, rectification and any other issues related to the New Income Tax portal. The meeting was attended by KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, Hon. Treasurer CA Abdur Rahman Musba, Chairman of GST sub-committee of KCCI, CA Keshava N. Ballakuraya.
6.30 p. m. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mangalore, organized District Council Meeting at The Ocean Pearl, Mangaluru, to discuss on their council’s activities during the last one year including the Covid initiatives taken in the wake of third wave. KCCI was represented by the President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor and the Director and Chairman of Information Technology under Industrial Cell sub-committee of KCCI Shri Ashith B Hegde.
31-01-2022 10.30 a. m. Centre for Management Studies & Research, P.A. College of Engineering under the patronage of Shri Abdulla Ibrahim, Vice-Chairman, PACE Group organized an Orientation Programme of MBA 2002-2004 batch at their Multipurpose Hall in their campus. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor was the Chief Guest who addressed the students. The Guests of Honour for the event were Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar, Director and In-charge of Industry-Academia Interconnect, KCCI and Shri Mytreya A, Chief Operating Officer, KCCI. The event was presided by Dr. Ramis M.K, Principal, PACE. Also present were Dr. Surfraz J Hasim, Principal, P.A. First Grade college and Shri Sharfuddin, AGM (Campus), P.A. Educational Trust.
04-02-2022 5.00 p. m. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between KCCI and Shri Madhwa Vadiraja Institute of Technology & Management (SMVITM), Bantakal at the President’s Chamber at KCCI. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor and Vice Principal and Dean, Research, Dr. Prof. Ganesh Aithal exchanged the MoU. Present on the occasion were KCCI Hon. Secretary Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed, KCCI Director and In-charge of Industry Academia Interconnect Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar, Director and Chairman of Information Technology under Industrial Cell sub-committee of KCCI Shri Ashith B Hegde, Director Shri Amit Ramachandra, Chief Operating Officer of KCCI Shri Mytreya A., Head- Training and Placements, SMVITM, Smt. Vidya Bhat, HOD-CSE Dept., Dr. Prof. Nagaraj Bhat, HOD-Mechanical Engg., Dr. Prof. Gajananna Anne and Asst. Prof. Dept. Of Mechanical Engg, Shri Sudhir Bhat.
5.30 p. m. KCCI invited all the colleges’ representatives having their MoUs with KCCI for the interactive session on Industry Academia engagement program – The way forward at the conference room of KCCI. The meeting was chaired by the KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor. KCCI Director and Chairman of Information Technology under Industrial Cell sub-committee of KCCI Shri Ashith B Hegde addressed the college representatives on the importance of Supply Chain Management. KCCI Vice-President Shri Ganesh Kamath, Director and In-charge of Industry Academia Interconnect Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar, Director Shri Amit Ramachandra, Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya A also interacted with the members present. Hon. Secretary Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed presented the details of internships provided by KCCI to students of a few colleges at various companies and later delivered the vote of thanks.
05-02-2022 12 Noon A representation was submitted by KCCI to Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) Commissioner Shri Akshay Shridhar at MCC office to grant permission to KCCI to maintain the parking area for the public situated at the annex of the chamber and also to maintain the garden and toilet. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, Hon. Secretary Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed and Port Ward Corporator Shri Abdul Lateef also met the commissioner.
08-02-2022 11.00 a. m. The North Malabar Chamber of Commerce, Cannanore, KCCI, Mangaluru, Central University of Kerala, Department of Commerce and International Business, School of Business Studies in association with Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC) organized Skill Development Programme on the topic, ‘Discussion on Union Budget 2022’ which was held virtually. Ms. Dheera K R, Faculty, Department of Commerce and International Business welcomed the gathering. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor presented his inaugural address. The presidential address was by Prof. Dr. T Mallikarjunappa, Head, Department of Commerce and International Business, Central University of Kerala.
09-02-2022 7.45 a. m. KCCI Vice President Shri Ganesh Kamath was invited to address the gathering at the meeting of BNI ADI CHAPTER at their weekly meeting as a part of International Networking Week.
DECEMBER 2021 – JANUARY 2022

DECEMBER 2021 – JANUARY 2022

CHAMBER AT WORK – DECEMBER 2021 – JANUARY 2022
15-12-2021 11.30 a. m. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor along with Hon. Secretary of KCCI Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed and Past President of KCCI Smt. Vathika Pai met the Airport Manager (Cargo) Shri Selvakumar at Bajpe Cargo complex and had discussions about the difficulties faced by exporters in the Air Cargo section.
17-12-2021 11.00 a. m. Offices of Bengaluru Customs Zone organized inauguration of Mobile X-ray Container Scanner (MXCS) at Container Scanning Yard, New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT), Panambur, Mangaluru. Shri Vivek Johri, IRS, Hon’ble Chairman, CBIC, New Delhi was the Chief Guest who inaugurated the scanner. The event was attended by the KCCI Director and Chairman of Customs, Exporters and CHA Relationship of EXIM Cell of KCCI Shri Jeethan Allen Sequeira.
    4.30 p. m. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between KCCI and P.A First Grade college, Mangaluru at the Conference room of KCCI. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor and Principal Dr. Surfraz J Hasim of P.A college exchanged the MoU. Present on the occasion were KCCI Vice President Shri M. Ganesh Kamath, Hon. Secretary Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed, Director and In-charge of Industry-Academia Interconnect Shri P B Mudassar, Chief Operating Officer of KCCI Shri Mytreya A., Dean – PAET Institutions, Dr Sayyad Ameen Ahammed, Asst. Professor & HOD – Science, Ms Murial, Asst Professor – Commerce & Management, Mrs Vanishree, Asst Professor- Commerce & Management & Student Welfare Officer, Mrs Deepthi Udyavar
22-12-2021 7.00 p. m. The ninth meeting of the Board of Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) was held at The Avatar Hotel, Attavar, Mangaluru. Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor chaired the meeting. The meeting was attended by the Directors and special invitees.
28-12-2021 11.30 a. m. Nitte – KBL Kaun Banega Udyamapathi contest prize distribution ceremony was organized by AIC Nitte and Karnataka Bank at The Ocean Pearl, Mangaluru. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor was one of guests on this occasion.
    7.30 p. m. Shri K. Ullas Kamath, Joint Managing Director, Jyothy Labs Limited visited Kanara Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) to discuss with the board of directors on Family Business and how KCCI can play a role in facilitating a boost to family business and its growth. KCCI President Shashidhar Pai Maroor welcomed him on this occasion. Shri K. Ullas Kamath released the December issue of the ‘Journal of Kanara Chamber of Commerce & Industry’ that focused on “Family Business & its way forward”. Others present on the occasion were Hon. Treasurer CA Abdur Rahman Musba, Hon. Secretary Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed, Director and Editor Ms. Athmika Amin, Director and Associate Editor Shri Aditya Pai, Directors Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar, CA Nandagopal Shenoy, Shri Amit Ramachandra, Past Presidents Shri G G Mohandas Prabhu and Smt. Vathika Pai and also members of KCCI.
01-01-2022 2.00 p. m. P.A. College of Engineering, the Centre for Management Studies & Research, Mangaluru, had organized the inauguration of Ignite, the MBA students’ forum at its multipurpose hall. KCCI Hon. Secretary, Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed was the Chief Guest on the occasion who delivered his keynote address. Chief Operating Officer KCCI Shri Mytreya A interacted with the MBA students. The Guest of Honour, Padmashri Harekala Hajabba was felicitated. The event was presided over by Dr. Ramis M.K., Principal, P.A College of Engineering. Dr. Sayyad Ameen Ahammed, Director for MBA and Prof. Zoheb Ali K., Staff Coordinator were also present.
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Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) organized a meeting at Mangala Sabangana on annual income and expenditure for the year 2022-2023 to seek suggestions and feedback from various stakeholders. The meeting was chaired by Mayor Shri Premananda Shetty. KCCI was represented by the Honorary Secretary Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed and Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya A.
05-01-2022 5.00 p. m. Deputy Commissioner, Dakshina Kannada District, Dr. Rajendra KV, called emergency meeting at D.C office, Mangaluru. Expert Committee, various associations and media were briefed about the state government guidelines on night curfews during the week and weekend curfews for two weeks and to strictly abide by the government order. KCCI Hon. Secretary Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed and Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya A attended the meeting.
10-01-2022 10.00 a. m. The 14th Advisory Committee meeting of the Mangaluru Smart City Limited was held at the Court Hall of Deputy Commissioner’s office, Mangaluru. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Commissioner, Dakshina Kannada District, Dr. Rajendra K V, IAS. Also present in the meeting were the Managing Director of Mangaluru Smart City Ltd., Shri Prashant Kumar Mishra, Mangaluru City Corporation Commissioner Shri Akshy Shridhar, Mangalore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) Chairman Shri Ravishankar Mijar. KCCI was represented by its President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor.
    3.00 p. m. A meeting was called to discuss about the arrangements for the district level Republic Day celebrations on January 26, 2022. The meeting was held at the conference room of the Deputy Commissioner’s office. The meeting was chaired by Shri Manikya, Additional Deputy Commissioner Incharge. KCCI Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya A attended.
13-01-2022 11.00 a. m. A memorandum was submitted to Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada District, Dr. Rajendra K.V by the KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor on the Closure of road between Kilometer 220 – 230 on Shiradi Ghat. Request to permit cargo movements during this period and other suggestions were made.
NOVEMBER 2021 – DECEMBER 2021

NOVEMBER 2021 – DECEMBER 2021

CHAMBER AT WORK – NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2021

9-11-2021 9.30 a. m.
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District Stakeholders Consultation Meeting was organized by Government of Karnataka in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Karnataka at Netravathi Hall Zilla Panchayath, Mangaluru. KCCI Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya A attended the event.
13-11-2021 12 noon The Department of Commerce, St. Aloysius College in collaboration with The Commerce Association held valedictory ceremony of COMMERCIO 2021, the Athenian Resolve. KCCI Vice President Shri M. Ganesh Kamath was the chief guest for the occasion.
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Meeting was held between KCCI and Southern Railways at KCCI Conference Hall to build healthy relations between Railways and KCCI to pursue the movement of cargo through Railways. Meeting was chaired by KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor. Also present were Vice President Shri Ganesh Kamath, Hon. Secretary Shri Ananthesh V Prabhu, Director Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar, Director Shri Jeethan Allen Sequeira, member of D.R.U.C.C Palghat, Shri M. Ahmed Bawa, Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya A and a few members of KCCI. Railways was represented by Shri Trilok Kothari, IRSS, Divisional Railway Manager, Shri Raghuraman, Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Shri Dhananjayan, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, Dr. Arun Thomas, IRTS, Senior Divisional Operations Manager, Shri Shivaraj Managiri, Area Officer, Mangaluru, Shri Suresan, Chief Commercial Inspector and Shri Shashikumar, Transportation Inspector.
20-11-2021 10.30 a. m. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between KCCI and Milagres College, Mangaluru at the conference room of KCCI. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor and Principal of Milagres college Rev. Fr. Micheal Santhumayor exchanged the MoU. Present on the occasion were KCCI Vice President Shri M Ganesh Kamath, Hon. Secretaries Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed and Shri Ananthesh V Prabhu, Director and Incharge of Industry-Academia Interconnect Shri P.B. Mudassar, Directors Shri Nitte Yathiraj Shetty and Shri Vincent Cutinha, Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya A and Ms. Eva Manorama, Faculty and IQAC/NAAC coordinator, Milagres College.
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Ministry of Ports Shipping and Waterways organized virtual Stakeholders Conference on Model Concession Agreement, 2021 for PPP projects in the Major Ports. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor attended the conference.
27-11-2021 6.00 p. m. KCCI participated in the felicitation ceremony of Paramapujya Shri Swamy Jitakamanandaji Maharaj of Ramakrishna Mutt, Mangaluru. The event was held at Townhall, Mangaluru. The event was organized by Swachh Mangaluru Foundation and others from the city. KCCI Vice President Shri Ganesh Kamath presented the offerings to Swamy. Also present were KCCI past Presidents Shri Isaac Vas and Smt. Vathika Pai, Incharge of Customs, Exporters and CHA Relationship of EXIM Cell of KCCI Shri Prakash Rao Kalbavi and Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya A.
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A virtual meeting was organized by Traffic Manager, New Mangalore Port Trust to discuss the connectivity gap analysis on road, rail and coastal infrastructure currently linked with the port. The meeting was attended by the Director and Chairman of EXIM Cell of KCCI Shri Jeethan Allen Sequeira.
04-12-2021 09.15 a. m. Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, President KCCI inaugurated the Students’ Council at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Business Management, Mangaluru. President handed over the badges to the Office Bearers, Fest Incharges of the college and gave his inaugural address. Shri Karshini Tyagarajan, Associate Lead-HR, Infosys Ltd., Mangaluru was the Chief Guest. Principal Mrs. Aruna P. Kamath and others were present.
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Interactive Session with Dr. Rajendra K V, Deputy Commissioner, Dakshina Kannada District was held at the Meeting Hall of KCCI. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor gave his welcome address. KCCI Vice President Shri Ganesh Kamath introduced the guest to the gathering. Deputy Commissioner addressed the gathering and also answered the members questions. Hon. Secretary Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed rendered the vote of thanks. Shri Ananthesh V Prabhu, Hon. Secretary was also present on the dais.
09-12-2021 3.00 p. m. Interactive Session with the Principal Chief Commissioner Ms. Ranjana Jha, Central Tax, Bangalore zone with the trade fraternity was held at GST Seva Kendra, Attavara, Mangaluru. KCCI was represented by its Vice-President Shri Ganesh Kamath, Hon. Treasurer CA Abdur Rahman Musba, Incharge of GST Sub-committee under Non Standing Committee of KCCI CA Keshava N. Ballakuraya.
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Awareness programme on Divisional Level Consultation on Generating Demand for Effective Implementation of Motor Vehicle Act (MVA), 2019 was organized by Public Affairs Foundation, Bengaluru and CUTS International at Goldfinch Hotel, Mangaluru. Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander, Executive Director, Public Affairs Foundation, Bengaluru welcomed with introductory remarks. Shri George Cheriyan, Director, Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS) International briefed the audience on road accidents. Dr. Rajendra K V., Deputy Commissioner, Dakshina Kannada District was the Chief Guest who addressed the audience. KCCI was represented by its Director Shri Anand Pai, Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya A and Member of KCCI Shri Praveenchandra Shetty.
5.30 p. m. An interactive session with Shri Prashanth Kumar Mishra, Managing Director, MESCOM was organised by Kanara Industries Association (KIA), Baikampady, Mangaluru at CN Shetty Hall of the Association Building. Shri Isaac Vas, President, KIA delivered the welcome address. Shri Ananthesh Prabhu, Vice President KIA introduced the chief guest. Hon. Secretary, KIA Ms. Athmika Amin briefed the audience on the representation submitted to MESCOM. Shri Robin Jose, Jt. Secretary, KIA delivered the vote of thanks. Also present were Shri Suresh Karkera, Hon. Treasurer, KIA, KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor and Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya A.
16-12- 2021 11.30 a. m. KCCI handed over its Platinum Jubilee Souvenir to be displayed at Coffee Table Book Stand at the City Centre library, Mangaluru and a few other libraries across Mangaluru. The book was handed by Shri Mytreya A, Chief Operating Officer, KCCI to librarains Smt. Mamatha Rai and Smt. Savitha and First Division Clerk Shri B. Vishukumar
OCTOBER 2021 – NOVEMBER  2021

OCTOBER 2021 – NOVEMBER 2021

CHAMBER AT WORK – OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2021

28-10-2021 2.30 p. m. Interactive meeting was held between KCCI and Justice K.S. Hegde Institute of Management, Nitte at their college campus to discuss on the project assigned to the Engineering students on the subject ‘Research on different aspects of electricity – commercial and technical issues’. KCCI was represented by CA Abdur Rahman Musba, Director and Hon. Treasurer, Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar, Director and Focus Area In-charge of Industry-Academia Interconnect, Shri Mytreya A, Chief Operating Officer. The college team was led by its Director Shri K. Shankaran along with Prof. Nidhish H, Dr. S.R Badrinarayan and students assigned for the project. Also visited their Atal Incubation Centre Nitte and also interacted with the students at their Bloomberg lab.
29-10-2021 10.45 a. m. On the eve of 75th year Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Mangaluru Technovanza – The Emerging Tech Clusteruster was organized by K-tech, Karnataka Digital Economy Mission, Startup Karnataka under ‘Beyond Bengaluru’ initiative at The Ocean Pearl, Kodialbail, Mangaluru. Minister for Higher Education and IT and BT Dr. C N Ashwath Narayan addressed the gathering. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, Director of KCCI Shri Divakar Pai Kochikar, Director and Head of IT under the Industrial Cell of KCCI Shri Ashith B Hegde attended the event.
11.00 a. m. A virtual meeting was organized by Traffic Manager, New Mangalore Port Trust to discuss on Developing the plug and play infrastructure/value added services for attracting the industries to port land and the proposal of Mangaluru Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (MBIC). KCCI Director and Hon. Treasurer CA Abdur Rahman Musba and Director & Chairman of EXIM cell of KCCI Shri Jeethan Allen Sequeira attended the meeting.
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Webinar on ‘Sustainability in Industrial Waste Management to create Circularity’ was conducted by Shri Sarvotham Pejavar, CEO, Eco eMarket Pvt. Ltd. The event was organized by Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood Department, District Skill Development Mission, Dakshina Kannada in collaboration with Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and Kanara Industries Association (KIA), Mangaluru.
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Orientation session for the KCCI Board Members and Sub-committee chairman/chairperson for the year 2021-22 was held at KCCI meeting hall. The session was chaired by KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, Past President Shri Isaac Vas, Chairman of Advisory Committee CA Srinivas Kamath, Chairman of Accounts and Audit Committee of KCCI CA B. Chandrakant Rao.
8-11-2021 2.00 p. m.. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor was the Chief Guest who inaugurated the online event on Professional Development Programme on Enhancing Quality of University Education on the topic, “Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan and Its Strategic Implications for India”. organized by Central University of Kerala, Department of Commerce and International Business School of Business Studies in association with Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC). Prof. (Dr) T. Mallikarjunappa, Head, Department of Commerce and International Business, Central University of Kerala gave his welcome address. Prof (Dr) V Balachandran, Dean, School of Business Studies, Head, Department of Management Studies, Central University of Kerala delivered his Presidential address.
12-11-2021 11.00 a. m. District level Single Window Sub-committee meeting was held at the District Industries Centre (DIC), Yeyyadi. The meeting was chaired by Joint Director, DIC. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor attended the meeting.
AUGUST 2021 – OCTOBER 2021

AUGUST 2021 – OCTOBER 2021

CHAMBER AT WORK – AUGUST – SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2021
19-08-2021 11.00 a. m. Meeting was held with Shri D. S. Veeraiah, Chairman, D Devraj Urs Truck Terminals Ltd., at District Commissioner Office, Mangaluru. Officers of various departments were present in the meeting. Truck terminal location was suggested to change from the proposed Mukka to Baikampady NMPT land, the entrance of the Industrial Area. KCCI was represented by President Shri Isaac Vas, Director and Chairperson of Industrial Cell of KCCI Shri B.A. Nazeer, Past President of KCCI and Director of Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) Shri P. B. Abdul Hameed.
21-08-2021 4.30 p. m. CCI participated in KARAVALI EXPO VIRTUAL ’21. KCCI President Shri Isaac Vas addressed the virtual gathering about the activities of the Chamber for the development of the Dakshina Kannada region.
25-08-2021 4.30 p. m. District Industries Centre (DIC), Yeyyadi, Mangaluru organized preliminary meeting on Kaigarika Adalat which is scheduled in the month of September 2021. The Meeting was chaired by Joint Director, DIC. KCCI President Shri Isaac Vas attended the meeting.
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The Konkan Railway User’s Consultative Committee (KRUCC) held its meeting through virtual platform. KCCI was represented by its Past President Shri G G Mohandas Prabhu.
31-08-2021 11.00 a. m. Meeting was held at Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) Meeting Hall Chaired by MCC Commissioner Shri Akshay Shridhar to discuss on developing a property database, development and adoption of public spaces, waste management and other issues. KCCI Vice-President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor attended the meeting.
01-09-2021 10.30 a. m. District Skill Development Committee’s Industry Interface Committee organized meeting on Skill Mapping at District Industries Centre (DIC), Yeyyadi, Mangaluru. The meeting was Chaired by Joint Director, DIC. KCCI President Shri Isaac Vas attended the meeting.
02-09-2021 11.30 a. m. District Skill Committee meeting was held at Zilla Panchayat Office, Netravathi Hall under the chairpersonship of CEO, Zilla Panchayath. KCCI President Shri Isaac Vas attended the meeting.
04-09-2021 11.00 a.m The 1st General Meeting of the Governing Body of Centre for Entrepreneurship Opportunities & Learning (CEOL) for the year 2021-22 was held at CEOL Conference Hall, Mangaluru under the Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, Mangaluru. KCCI President Shri Isaac Vas, Director and Hon. Secretary CA Abdur Rahman Musba, Prof. Lionel Aranha, KCCI ADR Centre Committee Member and Arbitrator attended the meeting.
07-09-2021 10.00 a. m. Preparatory meeting on Industry Cluster survey was held at KCCI Chamber office, Mangaluru. The meeting was Chaired by KCCI President Shri Isaac Vas. The meeting was attended by KCCI Vice President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, KCCI Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya A., Ms. Susheela, Membership Coordinator, KCCI, Ms. India, Mahatma Gandhi National Fellow (MSDE), Shri Guruprasad K, Manager, Kanara Industries Association, Shri Roshan Rocco, Skills Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE) co-ordinator, Kanara Industries Association (KIA).
08-09-2021 1.00 p. m. Shri Kumble Narasimha Prabhu, Past President of KCCI met the Managing Director of Jindal Cement and Paints of Jindal Group Shri Parth Jindal at Crystal Arc Building, Mangaluru to consider investing in Paint factory in Mangaluru.
6.30 p.m. The Sixth Meeting of the Board of Directors of Kanara Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Mangaluru for the year 2021-22 and Twelfth meeting of the present committee was held at Mangalore Club, Near Morgans Gate, Jeppu, Mangaluru.
09-09-2021 4.00 p.m. Office of the Joint Director, District Industries Centre (DIC), Yeyyadi Industrial Area, Mangaluru conducted meeting on Exporters Conclave as part of Govt. of India’s ‘Azadika Amruth Mahotsav’ event. The meeting was Chaired by Joint Director, (DIC). KCCI President Shri Isaac Vas attended the meeting.
10-09-2021 10.00 a.m. 15th Annual General Meeting of Mangalore Special Economic Zone Ltd (MSEZL) was held through Video Conference. KCCI was represented by its President Shri Isaac Vas.
13-09-2021 Memorandum was submitted to Shri Akshay Shridhar IAS, Commissioner, Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) on Recommendations for Issuance of Trade Licence by KCCI Vice-President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor and KCCI Director and Hon. Secretary Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed.
3.00 p. m. KCCI Director and Chairman of Information Technology of Industrial Cell Sub-Committee of KCCI Shri Ashith Hegde addressed the Task Force of IT industry of the Govt. of India at Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), Mangaluru. Shri Ashith Hegde also presented a report to the members present on – Advantage Mangaluru. Beyond Bengaluru = Mangaluru – A case for IT Infrastructure in Mangaluru. KCCI President Shri Isaac Vas was also present in the meeting.
3.30 p. m. The Commissioner of Central Excise & Central Tax, Mangaluru organized a webinar to Sensitize the trade & industry about Amnesty Scheme for revocation of cancelation of registration. KCCI Director and Hon. Secretary CA Abdur Rahman Musba attended the webinar.
17-09-2021 3.00 p. m. K-Tech organized Karnataka Digital Economy Mission – Industry Connect & Policy Talk at The Ocean Pearl, Mangaluru. KCCI President Shri Isaac Vas and KCCI Director & Chairman of Information Technology of Industrial Cell Sub-Committee of KCCI Shri Ashith Hegde addressed the gathering.
21-09-2021 4.30 p. m. Meeting was held at KCCI Conference room to discuss on identifying the speakers for the MSNIM-KCCI HR CONCLAVE 2021. Manel Srinivas Nayak Institute of Management (MSNIM), Mangaluru in association with KCCI will organize the conclave from October 04th to October 08th, 2021 on the theme WORKPLACE 4.0 (POST COVID). The meeting was Chaired by KCCI President Shri Isaac Vas. The meeting was attended by KCCI Vice President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, KCCI Directors and Hon. Secretaries Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed and CA Abdur Rahman Musba, Head of Industry-Academia interconnect and Director of KCCI Shri P B Mudassar, KCCI Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya A., Director of MSNIM Dr. Molly S Chaudhuri, Asst. Professors Ms. Reema and Shri Mudassar.
22-09-2021 4.30 p. m. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between KCCI and Justice K S Hegde Institute of Management, Nitte, Karkala at the Conference room of KCCI. KCCI President Shri Isaac Vas and Director, Justice K S Hegde Institute of Management, Shri K. Sankaran exchanged the MoU. Present on the occasion were KCCI Vice President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, KCCI Directors and Hon. Secretaries Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed and CA Abdur Rahman Musba, Head of Industry-Academia interconnect and Director of KCCI Shri P B Mudassar, KCCI Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya A and Prof. Nidhish H, Justice K S Hegde Institute of Management.
23-09-2021 3.30 p. m. On occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Exporters Conclave was organized by Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India and Govt. of Karnataka at The Ocean Pearl, Kodialbail, Mangaluru. The event was inaugurated by Dr. K V Rajendra IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Dakshina Kannada District. KCCI President Shri Isaac Vas attended the event. Also was present Shri Ashith Hegde, Director KCCI and also Head of Information Technology (IT) Sub-committee under Industrial Cell of KCCI who gave his presentation on IT opportunities in the district at the event. Several other Directors of KCCI were also present in the event.
25-09-2021 3.30 p. m. Shri Trilok Kothari, Divisional Railway Manager, Southern Railway, Palakkad Division, Ministry of Railways, Govt. of India invited Shri Mytreya A, Chief Operating Officer KCCI to inform about using of railways by the industrial members of KCCI for transporting their products to various locations across India. Also present in the meeting were Shri Jerin, Senior DCM, Palakkad division and Shri Shivaraj S. Managiri, Area Officer / CEO Southern Railway – Mangalore. Shri Mytreya A was taken around their transport facilities in Mangaluru Central Railway Station and also at Panambur goods yard.
28-09-2021 10.00 a. m. Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) organized Stakeholders’ workshop in Hydro-Meteorological Resilience Action Plan (HmRAP) at Mangala Sabhangana, MCC office, Mangaluru. MCC Commissioner Shri Akshy Shridhar gave his opening remarks. Shri Ramesh Raina, Consultant, Institutional Assessment Expert addressed the gathering with his presentation on the subject. Also present was Deputy Commissioner Admin, MCC, Shri Ajith. The KCCI Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya A attended the event.
30-09-2021 4.00 p. m. 81st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Members of KCCI was held at the Meeting Hall of KCCI. Members participated in the AGM through two-way Video Conferencing (VC) facility / Other Audio Visual Means (OAVM). Outgoing President Shri Isaac Vas addressed the members through virtual platform.
04-10-2021 9.30 a. m. District level Apprenticeship Mela was organized by ITI, Mangaluru. The event was inaugurated by Shri D. Vedavyasa Kamath, MLA, Mangaluru. The guests of honour were KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, Shri Ajith Kamath, President, Kanara Industries Association, Shri Jeevan Seldana, Past President of KCCI.
3.15 p. m. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor was the Chief Guest for the inauguration of HR Conclave on Workplace 4.0 at Manel Srinivas Nayak Institute of Management (MSNM), Besant Campus, Bondel, Mangaluru. Also present in the event were KCCI Director and Head of Industry – Academia Interconnect Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar and Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya A.
05-10-2021 3.00 p. m. Atal Incubation Centre (AIC) Nitte, organized, under the slogan ‘Kaun Banega Udyampati’, Round Table Discussion on Promotion of Start-ups in Karavali Region – Challenges and Solutions in collaboration with Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and Karnataka Bank at the Meeting Hall of KCCI. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor presented the welcome address. Opening remarks were delivered by Dr. A.P. Achar, CEO, AIC Nitte Incubation Centre. The speakers for the discussion were Smt. Vathika Pai, Past President, KCCI and Proprietor of Vathika International Travels, Shri Praveen Kumar Kalbhavi, Past Hon. Secretary of KCCI and CMD & CEO Novigo Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Mangaluru, CA S S Nayak, Chartered Accountant, Mangaluru , Shri Balachandra Y.Y, COO, Karnataka Bank, Dr. T. Prasad, Professor, NITIE, Mumbai, Dr. Y. Shrihari Upadhyaya, CEO, MUTBI, Manipal, Dr. Arun Isloor, Professor Incharge, NITK Incubation Centre. The discussion was moderated by Shri Johnson, CEO, Sahyadri Incubation Centre. KCCI Director and Head of Industry Academia Interconnect Shri P.B. Abdul Muddasar delivered the vote of thanks. The topics discussed by the speakers were, Promoting Innovation through Industry Academia Partnership, Strategies for promotion of student start-ups and Role of Incubators in promotion of Start-ups.
06-10-2021 3.30 p. m. Virtual Meeting was conducted by New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) with Tariff Authority of Major Ports (TAMP) for extension of existing performance norms (except for reduction for Rock Phosphate). KCCI was represented by its Past President Shri Mohammed Ameen.
08-10-2021 3.00 p. m. Interactive meeting was jointly organized by Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB), Canara Plastic Manufacturers and Traders Association (CPMTA) and Kanara Industries Association (KIA) with the senior officers from Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals (DCPC) Govt. of India on visiting the proposed site for setting up of Mangalore Plastic Park at Ganjimutt. The meeting was held at The Ocean Pearl, Navbharat Circle, Mangaluru. KCCI was represented by its President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor and Director Shri B. A. Nazeer.
4.00 p. m. Interactive meeting was held between KCCI and Southern Railways where Southern railways briefed KCCI on the various freight transportation schemes available in Railways for transportation of industrial goods / raw materials / agricultural produce. The meeting was chaired by KCCI Vice President Shri Ganesh Kamath. Others who attended the meeting were KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, Director and Hon. Secretary of KCCI Shri Ananthesh Prabhu, Director and Head of Industry-Academia Interconnect Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar, Past President of KCCI and KCCI nominee member of Konkan Railway Users’ Consultative Committee Shri G G Mohandas Prabhu, KCCI Past Treasurer and nominee member for D.R.U.C.C Palghat Shri M. Ahmed Bawa, Shri Avinash of Cargolinks. Railways was represented by Shri Trilok Kothari, IRSS, Divisional Railway Manager, Shri Jerin G Anand, IRTS, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, Dr. Arun Thomas, IRTS, Senior Divisional Operations Manager, Shri Kishan Kumar, Deputy Station Manager, Mangalore Central Railway Station, Shri Sureshan, Chief Commercial Inspector, Shri Ramakumar, Station Manager, Shri K Sushil, Traffic Inspector.
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KCCI organized the talk on the topic, ‘Opportunities and Challenges for Family Business’ for the family business entities of Dakshina Kannada by Dr. Parimal Merchant, Director, Global Family Managed Business Program at The Ocean Pearl, Kodialbail, Mangaluru. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor welcomed the gathering. Shri M. Ganesh Kamath, Vice-President, KCCI introduced the guest speaker. Shri Y. Ajml of The Indian Family Business proposed the vote of thanks.
13-10-2021 3.30 p. m. Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI), Mangalore had organized the Oxygen Plant Inauguration at Lady Goschen Hospital premises, Mangalore. It was inaugurated by Shri Vedavyasa Kamath, MLA, Mangalore South. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor was invited on this occasion.