Shri Salman Khurshid Launches Kannada Version of Investor Education and Protection Fund Website
Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister of Corporate Affairs, today launched the Kanada version of the Investor Education and Protection Fund Website at Bangalore. He also released Beginner’s Guide on Capital Markets in Kanada language at a function organized by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) in partnership with the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI), the MCX Stock Exchange and the Karnataka Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KFCCI) as part of India Investor Week (IIW) 2010.
With this launch in Kanada, the common man now can access the Investor Education and Protection Fund Website in 6 Indian languages: Assamese, Bangle, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu and Kanada. In coming days the site will be launched in more languages.
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs had kick started the India Investor Week on 13th July, 2010 with the first national event at Kolkata. IIW is a part of the year long programme of the Ministry to mainstream investor awareness in partnership with SEBI, RBI, ICAI, ICSI, ICWAI, CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, UTI-MF, BSE, NSE, MCS-SX, IMC, IAIA, PHD Chamber etc. During the IIW, Shri Salman Khurshid has been outlining the need to reach out to the common man to not only make him aware but also encourage and hand hold him so that he can gainfully channelize his savings into the corporate economy through informed investment decisions, He has stated that the investors’ programmes are an effort to bring the aam admi into the mainstream of economic growth.
Shri R. Bandyopadhyay, Secretary, Corporate Affairs in his address said that the Ministry has up-scaled the number of investor awareness programmes and has partnered with a number of organizations including the trade and industry chambers, stock exchanges, professional institutes etc and would be organizing 3000 programmes throughout the country. He also stated that the India Investor Week has been organized for the first time by the Ministry to bring a national focus on the subject of investor awareness.