Dr Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani receives Doctorate from Malaysia South India Chamber of Commerce


Dr Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani receives Doctorate from Malaysia South India Chamber of Commerce

Dr Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani, Chairman, SRAM and MRAM Group, was the proud recipient of the Doctorate in social and charitable movements from the Malaysian South India Chamber of Commerce (MSICC), a premier organization hastening the business needs of the Malaysian and Indian business community.

At a function organized to facilitate various dignitaries from different walks of life from India and Malaysia, Dr Hiranandani was awarded the doctorate amid a lot of fanfare. He was congratulated for his role in organizing a whole lot of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities through his numerous associations and trusts across the globe.

This includes various organisations not only limited to 1008 names of Shivas Association, Angel Xpress, 5th Dham Research, Cambodian Indian Association but a multitude of known and unknown sources through which he helps children, middle-aged men and woman and old aged people.

He has been an excellent incubator for various talents from across the globe. Whether it is downtrodden in war-torn Cambodia in Asia or the miserable from the African continent he has his footprints everywhere helping everyone and nurturing them to growth and fruition.

Dr Hiranandani started his career trading the commodities market in India and Cambodia and gradually entered FX hedging and rollovers from Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. One of the leading experts in JPY hedging, he went on to become the hedge fund manager for a few high net worth individuals.

SRAM, his brainchild formulated under his aegis is today a leading conglomerate with of 500 direct and indirect employees handling equities in India (BSE and NSE), London (FTSE), USA (NASDAQ and DOW Industrials), debt in the Cayman Islands and Mauritius, and the currency markets in Hong Kong and Tokyo.

He is considered an expert in creating and managing hedge funds and floating bonds and debt instruments. He has now a fledgling list of hedge funds managed and operated under his tutelage. With over 40 years of financial acumen, he has now branched out into debt syndication, PE funds management, 1st level and 2nd level angel investing, incubation, venture funding in the fields of information technology and biotechnology.

Today with a personal net worth of over USD 1 billion he manages a few investment options of his own where he invests in futuristic technology primarily in the energy harvesting technologies, big data analytics and artificial intelligence.

SRAM and MRAM Group’s core strengths are agro-products and information technology, with footprints spread across multifarious services, verticals and operations viz., neural networks, artificial intelligence, hedge fund management, FOREX management, hospitality services and solutions, information technology, media and publishing with its online news portal national mindset, embedded systems and infrastructure.

The Malaysian South India Chamber of Commerce, or MSICC as it is popularly known, is the premier body of business and industry establishing relations between the expatriate South Indian community settled in Malaysia with their ancestral roots in India.

The membership of the Chamber comprises several of the largest corporate groups in both India and Malaysia, with business operations all across the globe. Set up by a group of pioneering industrialists led by Dato Shri Venugopal, the MSICC was closely associated with the Indian and Malaysian business fraternity, as the first organised voice of indigenous South Indian and the Malaysian industries.

Dato Shri Venugopal has been a pioneer businessman and a philanthropic par excellence and in association with several of the distinguished industry leaders in India and Malaysia such as Dr R Ramadas, Ex-MP and MLA of Tamil Nadu and a businessman par excellence, Dato Dr Kamaleswaran, Chairman and Managing Director of the Trivento group of companies, Sirajuddin Shahul Hameed, Chairman of SIRAJ Exim, have fronted the MSICC as its associates.

Dato Dr Kamaleswaran, a business tycoon is currently concentrating on F&B business sector and is all set to launch into the e-hailing travel and tourism market with the launching of HeyyCAB. He will be partnering SRAM in this venture and has assured that with his network would be able to break even within a period of 24 months from the date of the launch of the e-hailing application.

Dr Sirajuddin Hameed, was all praise for the efforts put in by MSICC in organising the event and helping the business communities from across the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean to meet on common ground. Dr Sirajuddin will soon be seen donning the certification hat by launching global halal tourism in Malaysia and the other Far Eastern economies.

Dr Jayanti, one of the pioneering members of Malaysian Asian Chamber of Commerce has been at the forefront of organizing various charitable events to promote woman empowerment in Malaysia. She has been the associate member of MSICC and has helped bridge the gaps between the Indian and the Malaysian business strata.

One of the most pro-active Chambers in Malaysia, the MSICC has been privileged to interact and host several of the esteemed Indian and Indian origin businessmen in the past and the present. With over eight years of service to the nation, the MSICC retains the character of being the premier Chamber with senior Indian industry leaders forming the core of its Executive Committee or the Governing Board of the Chamber.

Its enlightened leadership and membership have enabled the MSICC to move ahead and respond pro-actively to the dynamic changes that have taken place in the world order and with a vision for the future.

It has always been alive to the pulse of the environment in which it operates. Through the Chambers enlightened leadership, its powerful and progressive membership of important companies and its professional secretariat, the MSICC has adapted to the changes in the global order and is moving ahead with confidence to meet the challenges of the 21st century.



SRAM & MRAM Group and SITI 1 Embark on a Historic Global Halal Tourism Venture

SRAM & MRAM Group and SITI 1 International signed a joint venture association agreement to venture into the hugely profitable but yet unchartered Halal Tourism business. This could probably start a new wave of investments and technological advances in the fields of Halal Tourism as SRAM & MRAM is known for its technological innovations.

SRAM & MRAM has been at the forefront of cutting-edge technologies in the fields of GPS, PPS, VPS, AI, Big Data and hence best suited to deal with the technological innovations that are being proposed for in the fields of halal tourism. Big data analytics and artificial intelligence is going to be used extensively for the development of all the business verticals aligned with Halal Tourism.

Speaking extensively at the press conference, Dr. Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani, Chairman of SRAM & MRAM group whose penchant for technological advancements is well known in the Industrial circles, has reiterated that Halal Tourism is not just restricted to tourism related to Islamic activities but it’s a global phenomenon for clean and meticulously planned tourism and businesses allied along the Halal Network. He was ecstatic that the current global economy is gearing up for a piece of the USD 240 Bn industry and SRAM & MRAM along with SITI 1 have embarked on a mission to achieve the target of USD 500 Bn by the year ending 2025. He further reiterated that with the range of products on offer from SITI 1, the target could be easily achieved earlier than envisaged once the initial hurdles and the misconceptions are reigned in.

Dr. Mohammed Malekhzadeh, Director of SITI 1 International, thanked SRAM & MRAM Chairman for having given the opportunity to be a part of the USD 1 Bn dollar SRAM & MRAM group and took this opportunity to reciprocate his feelings for the agenda echoed by Dr. Hiranandani on the formation of a global conglomerate on the realms of Halal Tourism. He has been at the epitome of his research on various aspects of Halal Tourism and the effects of the same on the growing business horizon involving all tenets of Halal friendly businesses has been not just ecstatic but feels his dream of a global conglomerate revolving around his pioneering research of over 2 decades is finally taking shape and reaching the global audience that he had erstwhile targeted. According to Dr. Malekhzadeh and Mr. Reza Sadeghi, his associate for over 2 nd organization. SITI 1 has introduced new perspective to the world, covering 22 categories out of which food belongs to just one category.

Mr. Reza Sadeghi, Director and associate of SITI 1 said that Halal tourism encompasses a huge variety of verticals and businesses that we seemingly tend to use daily but never really put a thought into the dynamics of how every walk of life is ultimately connected to the halal tourism business. Hotels, airlines, land – sea and road transport, hospitals, dentistry, restaurants, coffee shops, food and beverages, drugs and medicines, cosmetics, beauty products, clothing, carpets & rugs, slaughter houses, well the list is enormous.

Chief Guest Dato Sri Abdul Khani explained the realm of Islamic Tourism in detail, listing of Muslim Friendly Destinations, Training of Stake holders. He stressed on collaborative learning with SRAM & SITI 1 to promote Halal Tourism Globally. President of Sustainable Business Network Association of Malaysia, Mr. Norsaidatul Mazelan and Mr. Nadzirah Salehuddin, Head of the Halal Division were all praise for SITI 1 and its certification process and have said that their certification process is the absolute correct way of certification for Halal Products and propose to take it up as the de-facto standards for halal certification.

Mr. Patrick Theseira, Director Sales, Platinum Charters Sdn Bhd and the brain behind brining in halal tourism in his travel division was all praise for SRAM & SITI 1 for having given him the opportunity to introduce halal tourism in the entire ASEAN countries and he along with his partners Dr. Ravee, Director of Tasly Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Mr. Ashley Musgrave are releasing Heyy CAB in Malaysia, the first Halal Certified B2B and B2C e-Hailing application in the world.

Ms. Wendy Wong and Ms. Nancie Foo, Directors of Seni 2020 & SRAM Technologies, have reiterated the fact that entire world is a market that can be tapped for multifarious benefits under the Halal Banner and have said that they are planning to introduce Halal Tourism and certification processes in the media and entertainment industry in Malaysia and other ASEAN countries.

Dr. Sailesh Hiranandani was all praise for the implementation team headed by Mr. Thomas Mathew, Director Finance and Mr. Vidya Babu, Senior Business consultant and associate for Halal Tourism in SRAM & MRAM and expected that they are the backbone for the entire business process and hoped that they will take active leads in implementation of Halal Tourism and its 22 product lines across the global platform currently enabled under SRAM & MRAM.

Mr. Mahendra Joshi and Mr. Natesh Sharma, associates and shareholders in the SRAM Group have taken the onus on themselves to promote Halal Tourism in the entire Indian Subcontinent and the MENA regions. Businessman and entrepreneurs themselves, they feel that this opportunity can breed in a whole new range of business opportunities in all of Asia and Africa. The Muslim Rashtriya Manch, an organization patronized and promoted by the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) under the tutelage of Mr. Indresh Kumar and ably supported by his wards Mr. Sailesh Vats, Head of Infinite New Bharat, an NGO have blessed the project and hope to promote the concepts and benefits of Halal Tourism across the length and breadth of India.

Ms. Mary Mam, Director of Cambodian Operations, SRAM & MRAM Group, and Ms. Jasmine Khongka, Logistics – Head of SRAM & MRAM Group, were all praise for Dr. Malekhzadeh and his pioneering efforts. Ms. Mam has specifically targeted the entire ASEAN market to promote Halal Tourism and she is already putting up an implementation team to start working towards achieving the goal of 100% halal certified Cambodia and ASEAN market by the year 2025.

Mr. Sirajudin Shahul Hameed, Liaison Director of SRAM & MRAM will be spearheading the operations in the MENA and Africa regions and has already identified heads of states whom he would be approaching in the near future to complete the Halal Certification Procedures and is already in talks with a few western universities for providing advanced Halal Certification Courses right up to post-doctoral programmes.

Dr. Jagvinder Singh Virk, technocrat and businessman from Australia and Sr. Associate of Dr. Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani and SRAM & MRAM group has been at the forefront of advocating Halal Tourism from the Stable of SITI 1 to all his customers. He has been talking to various heads of states to ensure that the products and services offered by SITI 1 are of the highest standards and would be necessary for smooth functioning of the day to day halal standards expected across the globe. He feels that It is at this opportune time that the association between SRAM & SITI 1 makes a fantastic business sense. Almost the whole world market is on a platter to be served the halal label and SRAM will use its global presence to market the products. SITI 1 is using its expertise in the fields of halal tourism and halal certification to ensure strict compliance of all the halal processes and thus ensure successful implementation of the halal certification processes. With tie-ups with leading universities SITI 1 is in the process of providing doctoral degrees to aspiring students who want to have their careers in the fields of halal tourism.


Ankor Wat to SMEXASEAN – The Indian Connection to Cambodia

The Cambodian SME market looks poised for a major overhaul with the association between Small Entrepreneurs Association, an association formed by Mr. Tompen Virak Vitou, and SRAM & MRAM Resources Limited, a global conglomerate.

Speaking at the press conference SRAM & MRAM Group Chairman, Dr. Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani, reiterated the need for a greater private sector role in the development of the SME sector in Cambodia whose industries till date has been dominated by the services sector. The manufacturing sector needs to be given the necessary impetus by way of providing foreign collaborative efforts to uplift the quality of the products being produced which will in turn enable the manufacturing sector to compete with the best in the world.

Mr. Tompen Virak Vitou, The President of the SEA has said that this effort to provide the much needed tooth to the Cambodian SME sector was absolutely necessary to see the sleeping ASEAN tiger rise again and become a force to reckon with in the ASEAN countries. With the western powers divided on the role of Cambodia in the larger business audience across the globe, the role lies with the government and the large private sector bodies to join hands and take the economy forward. From a services sector dominance to a manufacturing sector dominance will take a sustained and collaborative effort from both the government and the industries to be counted among the ASEAN’s best.

The dais was bejeweled by some very shining luminaries viz. H E Mon Nara, Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia who was all praise for both Mr. Vitou and Dr. Hiranandani to bring out such an initiative which will help the Cambodian economy plough back its growth path.

Senior bureaucrats Mr. Ven Kheang Hak and H. E Hy Chenda along with Mr. Net Mony Bunnaka graced the occasion and pledged maximum support to the initiative and were very categorical that such initiatives needs to be brought out even more to support the ailing Cambodian economy.

Executive Director of Cambodian Operations Mr. Rithy Leksin and Mr. Vidya Babu, Sr. Business Strategist of SRAM & MRAM Group, the men behind the success of the association have demarcated their roles and have taken the onus among themselves to ensure the success of the SME Business operations of Cambodia and the roles of SRAM & SEA in ensuring that the Cambodian economy is able to adapt itself to the new roleplay in the ASEAN region.

Ms. Mary Mam, Director, SRAM & MRAM Group has said that it’s the beginning of a wonderful partnership whose symbiotic partnership will feed off each other to make the world take notice of the changes that are happening in the developing economies like the Far East and specifically the ASEAN.

Ms. Neang Sokhen and Mr. Mengkong Dy. Finance and Administrative heads of the SRAM Group operations in Cambodia have been busy allocating the necessary resources to take the matter further ahead and ensure the success of the initiative.


CATA and SRAM & MRAM sign historic agreement to perform prayers at Kulan Mountain

In an economic environment struggling and grappling with depleting margins and lower than natural growth, there is one industry which seems to be bullish and buoyant. The tourism industry across the globe has been seeing a steady rise in traction in the past 18 months in spite of the global slowdown.

SRAM Holidays, the travel arm of the SRAM & MRAM Group has announced its tie-up with CATA (Cambodian Association of Travel Agents) to augment and strengthen the tourism and travel industry of Cambodia.

Speaking at an event, Dr Hiranandani, Chairman, SRAM & MRAM Group emphasised that the challenges ahead for the Travel & Tourism industry in 2019 will be to figure out how to create tailored customer experiences when there is mass customization of experience across all travel operations across the globe vis-a-vis destination, advertising, and brands. “This will proliferate exorbitant amounts of data about their preferences, relationships, habits, locations, etc which would a great mining opportunity for big data analysists like SRAM to use this data to hyper target our customers with specific travel destinations as per the need, demand and preference of the customer along with advertising and optimize the customer experience based on the analytics provided by our data mining division. With this launch, we intend to enter the high octane travel and tourism industry in the ASEAN and specifically tailor-made packages for the Cambodian markets,” he said.

Chhay Sivlin, President CATA, was all praise for both SRAM & MRAM for trying to transform the Cambodian Tourism Industry which she says is contributing the maximum to the overall Cambodian GDP. Silvin has been recently praised by none other than His Excellency, The King himself that she has been managing the entire operations of CATA so efficiently that the tourism figures have been steadily on the rise in the past 3 years since she has taken over, the company said in a press release. These figures need to go higher and this association will help the local talent pool to grow and showcase their wares and ensure they can be counted among the best in the near future, it added.

Sivlin, has also assured SRAM & MRAM group that she will provide the necessary permissions to conduct prayers and other ways of worship at the Kulan Mountains in Seam Reap, Cambodia a religious heritage site with over 1008 Shiva Lingas and also a religious site for Hindu tourists. She is happy that SRAM is willing to conduct road shows to promote Cambodia as a tourist destination and help Cambodia see an influx of tourists from across the world.
Rahul Shah, Director, Master Tours, and partner director in the SRAM & MRAM groups travel division praised the opportunity provided to them to expand their wings to Cambodia from their traditional European and ASEAN regions. As the current managing partner in SRAM Holidays, a travel and tourism portal in Cambodia and after having successfully launched and managed multiple destination management companies (DMC’s), Rahul Shah said he was extremely positive about the prospects and proudly takes responsibility to increase the Cambodian Tourism contribution to the GDP by around 2% in the coming years. Rahul Shah added that for him attracting Hindu tourists from across the globe to come to Cambodia is his first priority. He wants to create awareness among the global Hindu Diaspora about Angkor Wat and Kulan Mountains.

Mary Mam, Director, SRAM & MRAM group, said that it has been the groups’ endeavour to promote Hindu tourism as Cambodia and India share a rich cultural heritage. Rithy Leksin, Executive Director, SRAM & MRAM and the man behind creating the association between SRAM & CATA is extremely excited about the new development. He said the wheels of instruments need to move towards technology-driven tourism exchange between the various countries. Nitin Gupta, technocrat and inventor, and the man behind an energy revolution when he invented a dry cell-based technology has pledged to develop a tourism exchange in association with SRAM & MRAM to help promote and ease operation of the tourists and the members of CATA. SRAM has plans to invest heavily in IT, Infrastructure, construction and a host of other business verticals and wants to contribute its might for the betterment of the Cambodian people as it has been doing for over a decade now.


Kumbh Mela 2019, a step ahead in the 5th Dham Journey

New Delhi [India], Feb 20 (ANI): One epitome congregation, celebrated every twelve years, six important bathing days, 32 Sq. Km area, forty plus bathing ghats, forty-nine special trains and two thousand plus buses are buzzing with activity from devotees ferrying themselves to the makeshift township of Kumbh Nagri. We are witnessing the penultimate sacred gathering, Kumbh Mela 2019, being the costliest ever with the Central Government and the UP Government investing Rs. 4,236 crores.

The day of Maghi Purnima, nearly 150 million (1/10th of India’s population) offer prayers and take dip at sacred river Ganga, marking the end of month-long penance of the Kalpwasi pilgrims, ascetics, saints, sadhus, sadhvis, kalpvasis and pilgrims from all walks of life.

The century old significance and knowledge behind 5th Dham, is an infusion of Sanatana Dharma and holy pilgrimage to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The awakening to 5th Dham, began with one man, sparked with the idea of uniting sanathanies across the globe towards spiritual enlightening. Since 1993, Dr. Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani, on a Sanathana dharma soul searching journey of a lifetime, joined hands with Ms. Mary Mam in 2010 to connect the proposed 5th Dham in Cambodia.

With the abundance of blessings and guidance from Guruji Kumaran Swami during 2012-2013, 5th Dham attained the global platform converging global Sanatanies in South-East Asia. Gurujee Kumaran Swamiji along Mr. Indresh Kumar of the RSS have now taken the baton and an oath to spread the spirit of the sanathana dharma and 5th Dham among the Indian and Asian Diaspora across the globe, a mission conceived and envisaged by Dr. Hiranandani since 1993. Dr. Hiranandani and Mr. Indresh Kumar have mutual admirations for each other. Being knowledgeable is just one of the aspect that is common to both. They both are staunch patriots with lot of love for the country. Their combined knowledge base and experience spans over 100 man years and they are rooted to the cause of sanathana dharma and the 5th dham.

On this occasion senior RSS leaders like Mr.Indresh Kumar and Mr. Shailesh Vats have ensured that the sanathanas have reposed their faith in the traditional bathing at the Kumbh Mela by participating on the sacred occasions on 14th and 15th of February 2019. The RSS has flagged of the sanathana ratha when Mr. Indresh Kumar performed the stone breaking ceremony in Siem Reap for the 5th Dham along with His Holiness Gurujee Kumaran Swamiji.

The trustees of 1008 Names of Shiva Association a trust operating from Cambodia and whose trustees include some prominent members from the country including but not limited to Mr. Mahendra Joshi – Industrialist, Mr. Indresh Kumar, National Convener-RSS, Mr. Shyam Parande, Sr. Leader-RSS, Dato. Ram Nair, Industrialist, Mr. Sailesh Vats, Sr. Leader-RSS, Mr. Ajitabh Bachchan, Industrialist, Mr. Pardeep Batra, Hotelier, Mr. Kitty Navani, Industrialist, Ms. Mary Mam, Director-SRAM & MRAM, Mr. Rahul Shah, Director-Master Tour, Mr. Nitin Gupta, Technocrat, have opened a prominently located stall in Kumbh Mela, helping pilgrims to walk-in, meet and understand the very concept of Sanathana Dharma ordained under the 5th Dham. The association is actively promoting 5th Dham, its goodwill and peace through a wide array of humanitarian missions and charity projects in Cambodia.

People from varying walks of life have contributed their might for the formation of the 5th Dham sanatanas in Cambodia. Mr. Rahul Shah, Director, Master Tour Operators and one of the founding members of 1008 names of shivas association has been driving the tourism sector in Cambodia between India and Cambodia with complete support from technocrat Mr. Nitin Gupta, founding director of Cosmo Solutions and various other dignitaries and fellow trust members. Mr. Mahendra Joshi, another of the trustees has been at the forefront of activities from the onset has pledged money, mind and manpower to the success of the sanathana dharma and the 5th dham.

Unified by humanitarian goodwill principles, RSS, 1008 Names of Shiva Association and SRAM MRAM Group are joining hands in contributing to the wide array of charity missions and projects viz., Anna Dhan or free food for all, old age home care for the elderly, orphanage care and widow re-marriage etc. The 1008 Names of Shiva Association is conducting contests to choose lucky pilgrims for an all-expense paid trip 5th Dham, Cambodia. The winners will visit Cambodia, pay offerings at the historical landmarks of Cambodia, the Angkor Wat (The world’s largest Hindu Temple) and Siem Reap (The Valley of a 1000 Shiv Ling’s). This story is provided by NewsVoir. (ANI)


5th Dham – seam reap to Prayagraj, Sanatan dharm journey starts

New Delhi [India], Feb 11 (ANI): Cambodia and India are preparing themselves for a holy pilgrimage trip that will encompass millions of the Indian Diaspora from across the world that will send them on a spiritual trail culminating at the 5th Dham at Seam Reap, Cambodia.

Cambodia as most people know being a predominantly Buddhist society but has deep rooted ties with Hinduism, Hindu Idolatry and Hindu mythology.

The magnificent Angkor Wat, the largest Hindu Temple built by a Hindu King. The same is metamorphasised at Continuing the tradition the 5th Dham is being consecrated at the very place in Seam Reap by 1008 Names of Shivas Association, a trust which has visions of a united Sanathana Culture to prevail among all its followers.

The fist of the same is being conducted currently at the Kumbh Mela 2019, the epitome congregation of more than 100 million pilgrims, nearly 1/10th of India’s population, gathered to rejuvenate their mind, body and soul. Regardless of age and gender the Kumbh mela represents the stream of knowledge, spirituality, peace and harmony by celebrating soul cleansing and salvation by taking a holy dip in the sacred rivers.

The mela enables awakening to spirituality, accepting the essence of numerous rituals and activities instilling the country’s rich culture and patriotism alike. The event witnesses immensely devotional and scientific insights.

1008 Names of Shivas, a trust operating from Cambodia and whose trustees include some prominent members from the country including but not limited to Dr. Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani, Chairman – SRAM & MRAM group, Mr. Indresh Kumar, National Convener – RSS, Mr. Shyam Parande, Sr. Leader – RSS, Dato. Ram Nair, Industrialist, Mr. Sailesh Vats, Sr. Leader – RSS, Mr. Ajitabh Bachchan, Industrialist, Mr. Pardeep Batra, Hotelier, Mr. Kitty Navani, Industrialist, Ms. Mary Mam, Director – SRAM & MRAM, Mr. Rahul Shah, Director – Master Tour, Mr. Nitin Gupta, Technocrat, Shree Gurujee Kumaran Swamiji, Spiritual Guru, has opened a prominently located stall in Kumbh Mela, helping pilgrims to walk-in, meet and understand the very concept of Sanathana Dharma ordained under the 5th Dham.

A rally is being taken out by 1008 names of Shivas from Varanasi, the most sacred of Indian cities to almost all of the major temples across India explaining the 5th Dham and the Sanathana Dharma. Prasad will be distributed at each of the temples.

The 1008 Names of Shiva Association is conducting contests to choose lucky pilgrims for an all-expense paid trip 5th Dham, Cambodia. The winners will visit Cambodia, pay offerings at the historical landmarks of Cambodia, the Angkor Wat (The world’s largest Hindu Temple) and Siem Reap (The Valley of a 1000 Shiv Ling’s). This story is provided by NewsVoir. (ANI)


SMEXASEAN launches platform for India

The MSME sector in India is set to get a boost with the launch of SMEXIndia, a division of SMEXASEAN, an online marketplace owned and operated by SRAM MRAM Group, a UK-based international conglomerate with footprints across 5 continents and 12 countries.

SMEXASEAN, is an online marketplace for SMEs in the ASEAN region. SMEXINDIA has been fashioned similarly for the Indian market. As a virtual superhighway, SMEXINDIA aims to tap full potential of the government-backed initiatives to create a global marketplace which will for the first time bring in businesses, governments, banks, insurance companies, freight and logistics companies, NGOs, charitable organisations and the consumers under one roof. The objective would be to create a virtual store which could supply any product of any range of price or size.

SMEXINDIA has launched its online portal SMEXIndia.com, which will allow Indian sellers to meet global buyers. The makers will display their products on the portal and SRAM & MRAM will provide its offices worldwide to service their requirements. In addition, wherever necessary, it may also consider opening representative offices to support the Indian SMEs sell their products. The interface will enable smoother transactions and help forge better connections between established brands and small entrepreneurs.


SMEXINDIA to give nation’s SMEs impetus for growth

The SME”>MSME Sector in India is set to take a huge leap with the proposed launch of SMEXINDIA”>SMEXINDIA, a division of SMEXASEAN, an online marketplace owned and operated by SRAM & MRAM Group, a leading international conglomerate with footprints across 5 continents and 12 countries from their headquarters in the United Kingdom.

SMEXASEAN, is an online marketplace for SMEs in the ASEAN region. Close on the heels of SMEXASEAN, SMEXINDIA”>SMEXINDIA is tailor-made for the Indian SMESector. Speaking at the launch of SMEXINDIA”>SMEXINDIA, Shri Indresh Kumar, National Executive Member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh said he was pleased at the way SMEXASEAN was being organised and operated by SRAM & MRAM Group, with a focus on the Indian SME sector.

Shri Kumar added that with the help of Dr. Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani, Chairman of SRAM & MRAM Group, he had made special efforts to initiate the process of bringing SMEXASEAN to India in its new avatar as SMEXINDIA”>SMEXINDIA. Shri Indresh Kumar and his team headed by Mr. Shailesh Vats, have taken keeninterest in SMEXINDIA”>SMEXINDIA to make it the instrument for India’s SME (small & medium enterprise) sector. Speaking on the sidelines of the Global Bharat March, Shri Indresh Kumar said social divide on the lines of caste, colour and community had dealt immense loss to the country and world and time is to overcome these barriers and achieve welfare through economic growth.

SMEXINDIA”>SMEXINDIA will be started by its visionary Chairman Dr. Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani in association with Infinite New India Movement. Shri Shailesh Vats, convenor of the conclave, is the OSD to Lakshadweep and he would be the bridge between SRAM & Infinite New India Movement. Dr. Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani, whose penchant for identifying futuristic technologies, recently tied up with COSMO Solutions Private Limited to arrange funds and land to setup a manufacturing unit for his energy harvesting solutions in South Africa. Mr. Nitin Mahendraprasad Gupta, Renowned Scientist, Director of Cosmo Solutions, a technocrat, inventor and owner of a multitude of patents, said that on the recommendation of Dr. Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani is considering putting up the manufacturing base for his energy harvesting solutions facility in India under the Make in India Initiative of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. Mr. Gupta has been a front runner in various technologies with multiple patents in the fields of renewable energy, storage and auto ancillaries. He and his team are currently doing a lot of innovative research in the fields of energy using nanotechnology.

SMEXINDIA”>SMEXINDIA aims to tap full potential of the government-backed initiatives to create a global marketplace which will for the first time bring in businesses, governments, banks, insurance companies, freight and logistics companies, NGOs, charitable organisations and the consumers under one roof. The objective would be to create a virtual store which could supply any product of any range of price or size. A virtual superhighway is what is being planned by Dr. Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani and his team of visionaries headed by Dato Ramakrishnan Nair and Mr. Shailesh Vats.
Citing the vision of revolutionaries of India’s Freedom Struggle and the achievements of the present-day Government of India, Mr. M J Akbar, Minister of State, Ministry of External Affairs said that when like-minded people join hands, success is inevitable. Gen. V K Singh, Minister of State, Ministry of External Affairs, said that entrepreneurs like Dr. Hiranandani, whose roots are in India should help in the economic development of the country and should contribute towards the uplift of the country.

Gurujee Shree Kumaran Swamijee, who is a spiritual guru and the biggest advocate of India across the globe with his various social activities said that his organisation has been working with SRAM & MRAM in various CSR initiatives to help the poor and downtrodden in various parts of the globe. He was all praise for the efforts put in by Shri Shailesh Vats and Dr. Hiranandani to help the Indian entrepreneurs and said the project has blessings.
Dato Ramakrishnan Nair, Dy. Chairman, SRAM & MRAM, and NEW INDIA and SRAM & MRAM Federation, emphasised the need to strengthen the base of the industrial growth pyramid which forms 70% of any industrial revolution. 30% of all the top industries depends entirely on the ancillary companies which grow as an offshoot to the bigger industrial players but without whom the larger industries cannot survive or thrive in the current competitive environment. By strengthening the SME sector, we will build a stronger and wider foundation and with a symbiotic approach will be able to weather any storm. Each of the SME sectors can feed off each other thus enabling faster and sustained growth. Mr. Shailesh Vats, indicated that the trade growth matrix in India will look positively upwards and is expected to cross USD 50 Bn in the coming months thanks to initiatives by the government.

Dato Ram Nair, said that Dr. Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani wanted a strong Indian presence in the Global SME market place due to its cheaper and skilled work force and thus initiated this confluence between the SME and the Macro Industrial players to merge their respective core competencies in building a better SME market force that can battle international competition. Dato Nair stressed the need for Infinite New India Movement to play the role of a moderator by providing guidance on policy advocacy and creative a competitive business environment, thus creating the next generation entrepreneurs who are ready to take on the international markets with zest.

Speaking at the conference to highlight “THE GLOBAL MARCH OF BHARAT – NATIONAL TRANSFORMATION OF INDIA TOWARDS A GREAT BHARAT”, Mr. Shailesh Vats, Convenor of the grand conclave, envisaged the need to bring in the smaller organisations or to be more specific, strengthen the SME sector as the pivot point for growth of any country and its business. The nerve center of any industrial growth is the SME Sector. Without the cog being in the right place businesses will slump and lead to drastic reduction in industrial growth. He feels that SMEXINDIA”>SMEXINDIA, a government supported initiative without any political affiliation will provide the gateway for Indian SMEs to face the challenges of a competitive global environment by providing the necessary innovation, enhancing production capacity, access the financial, technical and human resources from across the globe and create the necessary talent pool to enter the global business domain.

Dr. Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani, Head of the advisory Board and the founder of SMEXINDIA”>SMEXINDIA, and the pioneer in bringing micro and macro financing architecture to the SME sectors in Cambodia, Indonesia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, has been in the forefront of Industrial growth across all the above nations and is all set to bring in his vast repertoire of experience to help build SMEXINDIA”>SMEXINDIA. Along with his team of experts, he has built a growth map for the industrial growth of India with its focus on micro-financing of the SME sector, thus enabling the smaller companies to play a pivotal role in the nation building exercise.



The marketplace, to be built as a mall, would soon be launched to help Indonesian SMEs tap into the Middle East market and for Bahrain to strengthen its bilateral trade relationship with Indonesia. This was announced at a press conference held yesterday at Capital Club premises in Manama. 500 to 700 SMEs, majority of whom will be from Indonesia and rest from Bahrain, will sell their products at the market place.The project was brought to Bahrain by the initiative of KHK Holding and through a joint venture partnership between Exelon, Smexindo and Sram & Mram Resources Company. However, the organizers are yet to finalize the land where the mall will be established.

“This will be a mall, with hundreds of shops. This will facilitate business to customer (B2C) as well as business to business (B2B) relationship. There will be a facility to export from here to other countries. This will also be a base for the Middle East operations,” Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani, Chairman, Sram & Mram Resources Company told DT News. He said that an Industrial park will also be launched. “Some of the SMEs will bring the raw materials here and manufacture here.”

Addressing the press conference were Samsul Hadi, Founder Chairman, Smexindo & Indukumkm, Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani, Chairman, Sram & Mram Resources Company WLL, Nur Syahrir Rahardjo, Indonesian Ambassador, Mohammad Mansoor, CEO & Managing Director, Exelon Industrial Solutions and Mohammad Shahid, CEO, KHK Holdings.

“I am very grateful to His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa for having extended an olive branch to all of us here to showcase our products and start the venture which should be the beginning of a symbolic relation between Bahrain and Indonesia,” said Mansoor.

“On this occasion, I would like to take this opportunity to showcase the vision of KHK Holdings in your midst. The Kingdom of Bahrain is committed to sports and sporting events and his Highness Shaikh Khalid has taken personal interest in promoting sporting events in Manama. We propose to conduct at least 2 competition every year in Indonesia. On each in Jakarta and Bali.” said Shahid.

“Indonesia always considers Bahrain very important due to its strategic role as a trading gateway into the Middle East and there are some Indonesian products such as furniture, garment, textile and may more potential products to enter Bahrain market as well as Middle East market,” Hariadi Saptadji, Chairman of Indukumkm said.