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SICCI’s Centennial Gala Dinner on May 4, 2024, at the Shangri-La Hotel, was a landmark event that brought together the Chamber’s seasoned veterans and aspiring business leaders poised to shape the future of the Indian business community. The flagship event was graced by President Tharman Shanmugaratnam and his wife, Ms Jane Ittogi, as well as Health Minister Ong Ye Kung, members of parliament, ambassadors, and distinguished luminaries of the Singapore Indian business community. In his wide-ranging speech, President Tharman Shanmugaratnam

spoke of the important role that the Chamber has played in galvanising the Indian business community in Singapore. President Tharman emphasised how the Chamber has been a bridge between old and new and between businesses from different Indian ethnicities.

Looking to the future

In his speech, SICCI Chairman Mr Neil Parekh outlined the Chamber’s key focus areas in the years ahead, of internationalisation, digitalisation, and sustainability.

Mr Parekh also paid tribute to the founding leaders and past chairpersons of the Chamber, several of whom were in attendance. Representatives from 12 longstanding businesses that are household names received Exemplary Service Awards for their forward-looking mindsets, contributions to the economy and in serving Indian Singaporeans.

Centennial Business Awards

The highlight of the evening was the Centennial Business Awards which recognised enterprising businesses across several categories. Five outstanding businesses received their awards from President Tharman. There were 71 nominations across four categories. There was also a pictorial exhibition and a corporate video tracing the key events of the Chamber, across the past 100 years. The event was a significant milestone for the Chamber and the entire Indian business community, highlighting its distinguished history in Singapore.

Photos and Article: SICCI’s June newsletter

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