CEO Speak

My monthly outreach to you revolves mostly around the markets and the financial world in general. However, as I am penning down this message I am wondering what is it that I want to convey to our customers, distributors and partners in such an unprecedented time of difficulty, which is relevant.

What is relevant?

To all the home-bound – Stay indoors, safe and when out for only essential work, please mask up. For your sake, for the sake of your loved ones and for the responsibility that each one of us has towards each other.

To those who are infected by the virus –

  • Be aware: Of the immediate protocols if you or any of your close ones get infected by the virus.
  • Don’t panic - as most of us who are getting infected is recovering at home following the basic medicines prescribed by the doctor as per the protocol and isolation.

To those who have recovered – share your stories and your plasma.

To those who are not vaccinated – Get your shot and encourage/get your immediate circle of contacts vaccinated as well – that includes family, employees, helps and your circle of support.

And to everyone who can - Help.

  • Help with resources, knowledge, service, food, oxygen, medicines or just talking to people who are alone and listening to them.

When one was thinking that perhaps the worst is behind us which a lot of us thought was the year 2020, we find ourselves in the middle of the worst health crisis of our times. Yet, as we physically distance ourselves from one another amid another lockdown of sorts, we find stories of people coming together in the most extraordinary ways to go the extra mile and lend a hand. Across the country, instances abound of people trying to do what they can to help. Each one of us has painful stories that we are living through, yet each one of us has been touched by human stories from unexpected quarters of help and hope.

We also know of many wonderful efforts being done by our partners in these trying times to help the people affected. Some of our clients are also doing a lot of great work to help those affected, a big salute from us to all of them.

We are resilient as communities, towns and cities and we cannot win this war against the virus with a negative mindset. Wars are always won with a positive mindset.

So, stay positively focused, stay safe and hope to see you at the markets soon.

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