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Dalit Christians launch own Chamber of Commerce and Industries

The leaders addressed the different schemes and programs of the government to start businesses.

 
Chennai: 

Dalit Christians in India have launched their own Chamber of Commerce and Industries to encourage and support entrepreneurs among them with an aim to work for social and economic liberation of the oppressed castes.

A meeting of some 150 Dalit Christian entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs discussed challenges ahead of them before formerly launching the Christian-Dalit India Chamber of Commerce and Industries (C-DICCI).

The Aug. 20 meeting and launch program in Chennai was organized by the Indian bishops’ office for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled tribe people.


Leaders of Dalit India Chamber of Commerce and Industries (DICC) addressed the gathering, which also included bank managers and industrialists.

The leaders addressed the different schemes and programs of the government to start businesses. Programs of the federal government was also highlighted.

C-DICCI will help the Dalit Christians to start businesses by guiding them to make use of the Government programs schemes and trainings, said a press release.

The newly launched initiative will also act as an independent body for which the CBCI Office for SC/BC will give its moral support and guidance.

The Dalit Christian chamber, which has been under discussion and preparation fro some time, is initiative of Father Devasagayaraj, secretary to the CBCI Office for SC/BC.

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