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SHRM India kick starts its first ever National PSU Conference 2017

New Delhi, November, 2017: SHRM India’s National PSU conference 2017, the first ever HR Conference for PSU’s, gets underway at the SCOPE Complex, New Delhi today. In this two day event, HR honchos of PSU’s and corporates will discuss on how to bridge the gap between business and HR, transforming Human Resource Solutions into a strong business partner of the future.

The event was off to a glittering start with a rendition on “Pray for India” by the children of Asha Deep Foundation which was followed by a welcome address from Ms Achal Khanna, CEO, SHRM India. Addressing the conference eminent speakers such as Dr. UD Choubey, Director General, SCOPE, Ved Prakash, CMD, MMTC; Dr. Madhukar Gupta, Additional Secretary, DPE, highlighted the contribution of PSU’s to nation building in India and that the contribution of PSU’s is not limited to the GDP but also has a deep impact on national security, self-reliance, regional equality and employment opportunities.

The Keynote address by Prithvi Shergill, former CHRO, HCL Technologies, deliberated on the multi-dimensional challenges facing HR today and how by consistently focusing on keeping the employees first a sustainable and profitable organization can be achieved. The key here is to be consistent as seemingly simple changes can take years to be implemented and show any results.

Skill Imperative: Creating a Learning Organization; Accelerated Leadership Development, Business Sustainability: Towards a Disability Inclusive Agenda ; Diversity: The Indian Perspective, were some of the interesting panel discussions happened today at the conference.

DD Mishra, Director, HR, ONGC in a special session, drove the point home that for any enterprise and more so for those in the public sector, delivering a social impact through community outreach is important. And how the “We dreamt, You did” initiative at ONGC helped 6 mountaineers scale the Mount Everest”

Talking at the sidelines of the conference, Ms Achal Khanna CEO, SHRM India said, “PSU’s have played a stellar role in nation building and their contribution in the growth story and employment generation are noteworthy. This conference aims to bolster the effectiveness of the PSU’s in dealing with any employee or HR concern that they may face and over the years aims to become the most educative and comprehensive conference for the PSU sector.”

“Providing a platform for networking and sharing of global best practices amongst PSU’s so as to strengthen HR into an effective business partner is the primary purpose of this event and I am happy and confident that this is a good start for us”, she added.

A Yoga masterclass by celebrity yoga master Vidya Malvade, and special talk by Vicky Roy, Photographer, Forbes 30 under 30 2016 were other highlights of the day.

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Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 285,000 members in over 165 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. – See more at:

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