Union MoS inaugurates Investors Education, Awareness & Protection Conference in Srinagar

SRINAGAR : Union Minister of State for Corporate Affairs, Planning, Statistics and Programme Implementation, Rao Inderjit Singh today inaugurated day- long Investors Education, Awareness & Protection Conference here at SKICC.
The conference was organized by the Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA) under the aegis of Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
The event was also graced by Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Member of Parliament from Srinagar; Anita Shah Akella, CEO IEPF Authority & Joint Secretary, MCA; Sanjay
Shorey, Regional Director (Northern Region), Ministry of Corporate Affairs; Haamid Bukhari, Registrar of Companies (ROC) Srinagar and other dignitaries from the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir along with senior officials from IEPF Authority, India Post Payment Bank and Department of Posts, CSC e- governance, Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce, Central Reserve Police Force.
During the inaugural ses- sion, the Chief Guest Rao Inderjit Singh and Guest of Honour Dr. Farooq Abdullah released various major initia-
tives of IEPF Authority and Ministry of Corporate Affairs which include: 1. IEPFA Mascot “Fundoo” which was selected through Jan-bhagidari after a month-long open contest on MyGov platform. The mas- cot is conceptualized with an idea symbolizing IEPFA’s vision of taking investor awareness to the last miles with the objective of making it easier to connect with its message, mandate and initia- tives. 2.”Niveshak Didi” which is a unique endeavour of IEPF Authority with India Post Payment Bank wherein Investor Education will be promoted in “By the women, for the women” concept. The Niveshak Didi i.e. female Dakiya has intense social connect to the rural popula- tion especially women. Three representatives Niveshak Didi from the valley were given certificates by the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour during the Conference. 3. “Niveshak Sarathi”, an investor awareness van was flagged by MoS and MP and is an initiative by IEPFA to promote financial literacy among people in far-flung areas by spreading knowl- edge through dedicated
audio-visual and print mate- rial & a specially designed van equipped with a TV dis- play, public announcement system, internet connectivity etc.
He also shared ideas, need and significance of spreading inclusive financial literacy, investor awareness & protec- tion for overall economic growth and nation building.