‘Kashmir Calling’, R&M’s maiden investment-cum alliance summit in Kashmir, concluded successfully at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre, in Srinagar on Saturday evening.
A select group of businessmen, lawyers, civil society activists and educationists from the Valley were present at the venue to meet and interact with representatives of real estate developers from Delhi-NCR.
In the panel discussions moderated by Realty & More Editor Palash Roy, the teams from Delhi and Srinagar had free exchange of ideas over issues such as how developers can offer best returns if people from the Valley invest in their projects, what is the guarantee for safety of their money and how Delhi builders can take part in housing and infrastructure development in the Valley.
The developer community from Delhi-NCR was represented at the summit by Deepak Kapoor, President, Credai Western UP & Director, Gulshan Homes; Sanjeev Kathuria, ED (Sales & Marketing), ATS; Salil Kumar, Director, Assotech; and senior officials from Omaxe, Presidency Infraheights and Investors Clinic.
Prominent among the Kashmiri participants were Mushtaq Chaya, Chairman, Mushtaq Group of Hotels, Nadeem Qadri, environmentalist and advocate, Suhail Manzoor, Director, SAIFCO Cements, Shabir Qazi, Chairman SSM College of Engineering, eminent educationist GN Varand hydraulic engineer AijazRasool.
Realty & More also honoured five eminent citizens of Kashmir by presenting them with mementos. The beautifully-crafted shields were handed over to them by Dilawar Mir, former minister and one of the senior-most politicians of the state.
The presence of select realty players from Delhi to seek business opportunities in Kashmir has been able create a huge buzz in business as well as political circles in the Valley. Most of the speakers admitted that Kashmir has tremendous potential for housing and infra projects and opportunities can be created for developers from outside the state to operate in the Valley while keeping the sanctity of Article 370 intact. They also assured the visiting team that people from Kashmir will be happy to invest in their projects if more such developers with honest intentions, clean records and quality products come to the Valley.