Ministry of Corporate Affairs to Upscale the Investor Awareness Activities by Organizing Over 3000 Investor Programmes Throughout the Country during the Current Financial Year.

Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister of Corporate Affairs, has said that in order to increase awareness in investors , an ‘India Investor Week’ will be organized in the 2nd week of July, 2010. Presiding over the meeting of the Governing Council of the National Foundation for Corporate Governance (NFCG), Shri Khurshid said that durin that Week, 5 major events in the metros, regional events in the states and a large number of investor awareness camps will be organized all over the country. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs will be preparing an easy-to-read booklet in all the national languages that will be distributed free of cost during these events. The investor awareness content available in the Ministry’s website www.iepf.gov. in will also be translated in 12 national languages and these websites will be launched simultaneously during the ‘India Investor Week’. The theme of this year’s Week will be ‘Informed Investor – An Asset to Corporate India’.

Shri R. Bandyopadhyay, Secretary, Corporate Affairs, informed the Governing Council that the Ministry has already decided to upscale the investor awareness activities by organizing over 3000 investor programmes throughout the country in the current financial year. The three Professional Institutes attached to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, three National Stock Exchanges, major Trade and Industry Chambers including CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, PHD Chambers, Indian Merchant Chambers, AIMA, RBI, SEBI and Department of Public Enterprises have already agreed to join hands with the Ministry in this initiative and many more organizations are expected to join.

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