Quality Council of India celebrated its Foundation Day on 20 January 2017 for the first time on the occasion of completing 20 years of its establishment. Dr. R. P. Singh, Secretary General gave the welcome remarks and thanked all the past Chairmen and Secretary Generals of QCI for creating such a strong foundation for QCI.
Mr. Adil Zainulbhai, Chairperson, QCI in his Opening Remarks said that we need to look back from where we started, what we have achieved and where we intent to go as there are many things which can be done under the umbrella of QCI. He said that with a population of 1.30 billion having very high aspirations, QCI needs to contribute to improve the quality of their life. He said that QCI is trying its best to improve the quality of goods and services that affect the life of Indian citizens as well as the products and services that the country exports. He said citing few sectors that in some areas our quality of goods and services are world class. In other sectors we have to improve the quality and which is a challenge for us.
Dr. Girdhar J. Gyani, former Secretary General, QCI shared his experiences and said that it was a proud moment for QCI when Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, then President of India, was the Chief Guest in the 2nd National Quality Conclave which brought a big push for QCI and opened the doors of Government organizations for QCI. He said that now Government looks at QCI as the National Quality Facilitation Body.
Mr. Arun Maira, former Chairperson, QCI said it was a honour to be part of QCI. He said that Japan was known for the bad quality of products after the World War II but within 10 years Japan was able to transform itself into a quality nation. He further emphasized that we should have quality processes to provide high quality products and services for the people of this country. He said that QCI is the nodal organization established 20 years before for making India into a quality nation.
Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, former Chairperson, QCI and an eminent scientist was the Chief Guest for the occasion. He said that it is very privilege and emotional moment to be here. It is great thought to get the family together. QCI has a wonderful tagline “Creating an Ecosystem for Quality”. He said that it is the ecosystem that matters most. He said that providing quality is not beneficial unless it is affordable. He said that he is not a believer of Best Practice himself as it means copying someone else, but believes in Next Practice. It is the time that we start looking at new areas. Our Prime Minister has created a grand challenge in initiatives like Make in India, Digital India, Skill India etc. and in each of these quality is at the forefront. He hoped that India will be soon be known as not only Innovation Nation but as Quality Nation.
On this occasion Long Service Awards was also presented to the 13 employees for rendering more than 10 years of service to QCI. Gala performances were also presented by the employees which was very much appreciated.
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