It is indeed a privilege and an honour to be selected as the President of the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) for the year 2022-23.
At the outset, I would like to thank Shri. T. Narendran, the outgoing president for admirably leading the institute in the Platinum Jubilee year. I am also grateful to all the past Presidents of IIM for their outstanding contributions and service to IIM.
IIM is a unique professional body where Industry, Academia and R&D Labs are equal stake holders. IIM has done yeoman service in creating an ecosystem for metallurgical and material endeavours in the country and also providing a platform for the metallurgical community to interact on. IIM is now recognized as one of the premier professional metallurgical and materials organizations in the world. IIM can thus play a vital role in supporting the efforts of the government to make the country self-reliant and a global leader, especially in the materials and metals domain.
I am looking forward to working very closely with my Distinguished Vice Presidents, Shri. Satish Pai, Shri. Sajjan Jindal and Prof. B.S. Murty as well as all the Council Members and Office Bearers of IIM in the year to come to sustain and promote all the new initiatives that have been started by my predecessors. In addition my focus this year will be to increase our footprint especially among the younger demography by making IIM Membership more attractive for them.
With your support, we will continue to build excellence in the Indian Institute of Metals.