Interacting with and engaging with and energizing the partners and heads towards the stage – Bonsoir (Good Evening in French), Sugamaanoo (How are you doing- In Malayalam), Vardhikke Nandri .(Thank you for coming - In Tamil) Here we are in the global city of Geneva! A city ranked as the seventh most expensive city in the world, which means ki mai bahut zyada shopping nahi kar sakti! In 2017 Geneva was ranked as the world's fifteenth most important financial center for competitiveness by the Global Financial Centres. Geneva, of course, as you all would know is the worldwide center for diplomacy due to the presence of the highest number of international organizations anywhere in the world, including the headquarters of many agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross. This city we are in is often referred to as the “Peace Capital” of the world. And it gets even better when I will share with you that, a survey by Mercer found that Geneva has the third-highest quality of life of any city in the world. And we at Berger Paints are very happy to host you in Geneva, a near utopian metropolis! It does not get better than this!!!
Good Evening Ladies & Gentlemen and thank you for your presence. Aap sabhi samay nikaal yahan aye hain, aapka bahut, bahut shukriya! I’m Gitikka Ganju Dhar your host for the day and on behalf of Berger Paints, I extend to you all, distinguished guests & friends a very warm welcome. I hope your evening is as colorful as you expect it to be! Let’s begin! What would the world be without color! Color is a power that directly influences the soul. The blue oceans, the green grass, the orange sun and the brown sands! Color gives life to life itself. So, may I begin this evening with these lines about life and color, as penned by poet Bharat Vyas :
हरी भरी वसुंधरा पर नीला नीला ये गगन, के जिसपे बादलों की पालकी उड़ा रहा पवन, दिशाएं देखो रंग भरी दिशाएं देखो रंग भरी चमक रहीं उमंग भरी, ये किसने फूल फूल से किया श्रृंगार है, ये कौन चित्रकार है ये कौन चित्रकार !
I love colors! And this is true when I say - Bachpan se laker aaj tak, maine jab bhi rango ke baare main socha, I thought of Berger Paints, one of the oldest paint brands in India that established its operations in India in 1923. Of course, today, you are the second largest paint company in India with leadership position in protective and coil coatings. With 10 manufacturing units across the country and a fully indigenous R&D facility, Berger, I can see strongly bonds with the Government of India's Make in India initiative. I was also very happy to when I was told that Berger has won multiple accolades from reputed names like Forbes, Business Today, Milward Brown, Economic Times for its path breaking innovations in the paint industry. Berger Paints owes its success to you all! You are the stars! And so today, you bare under the spotlight! Today is our way of saying thank you for the color you bring to our success! Three cheers for all of you! Hip hip hurray! WELCOME TO THE NIGHT OF GOLD!