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Defence Personnel Explore New Avenues in India’s Service Industry

New Delhi, 26th June 2024 – In a groundbreaking initiative marking International MSME Day, the Chamber of Service Industry hosted a pioneering conference in New Delhi. The event showcased the potential of defence personnel transitioning into various sectors of the service industry, ranging from tourism and hospitality to management and environmental protection.

Ms. Mercy Epao, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of MSME, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, underscoring the government’s commitment to fostering innovation within the MSME service sector. Special Guest of Honour, Mr. Arun Srivastava, Joint Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, highlighted the pivotal role of ex-defence personnel in shaping India’s burgeoning service economy.

Distinguished speakers included Dr. Subhash Goyal, President of the Chamber for Service Industry, Brigadier Inder Mohan Singh from the Indian Ex-Servicemen League, and Col. Tejandra Pal Tyagi of Rashtriya Sainik Sanstha. They collectively emphasized the adaptability and skill set of defence veterans for roles spanning security, wellness, and beyond.

The conference drew a significant audience of defence personnel and their spouses, marking a pivotal moment in integrating ex-servicemen into civilian professions. The Chamber for Service Industry reaffirmed its commitment to enhancing service exports through robust research, training initiatives, and fostering synergies in MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions).

This event not only celebrated innovation but also set a precedent for future collaborations between the defence sector and India’s dynamic service industry, highlighting opportunities for growth and development in the years ahead.