Bengaluru, May 28: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday asked the Jain International Trade Organization (JITO) to explore the idea of setting up a business aggregator or e-commerce platform on the model of Flipkart and Amazon.
Stating that the short form of the 15-year-old organization “JITO” itself means victory in Hindi, Bommai expressed confidence that its members will succeed wherever they put their hands.
“You (JITO) have great strength and marketing skills. You have the caliber. Why doesn’t JITO start an aggregation business like Amazon and Flipkart. I’m sure you will give great competition to others,” he said after opening the two-day Grand JITO Summit, a conclave and trade show, at the Palace Grounds.
He also assured the Jain community of any assistance in starting their new business ventures in Karnataka.
Responding to Padma Shri award winner Jain Sadhvi, Acharya Chandana Sriji’s proposal to establish a science institute in rural Karnataka, Bommai called on JITO members to start work on it and extended the government’s support for it. State.
Praising the entrepreneurial skills of the Jain community, Bommai said that when others start a business, they look at the capital they have, but a Jain just starts a business without worrying about the capital.
“What we do is ‘adventure’ and what you do is ‘adventure’. Your goodwill itself is your capital,” he added.
The Chief Minister also said that Jains are growing exponentially and leaving a mark in society with their philosophy of truth and non-violence and added that the community has never had separatism as it mingles with the local culture wherever she goes.
Emphasizing that Jains have enriched Karnataka since time immemorial, Bommai said the community has contributed significantly in the fields of literature, spirituality, architecture and construction of the capital.
“The eminent Kannada poet of the 10th century AD, Ranna belonged to the Jain community. Bhagwan Bahubali of Bihar attained ‘Moksha’ at Sravanabelagola in Karnataka. May the Jain community and JITO continue their good work for the benefit of the society, state and country,” said the Chief Minister.
More than 300 businesses belonging to the Jain community and more than 10 successful start-ups are participating in the two-day JITO summit, JITO media officer Sajjanraj Mehta told PTI.
A series of cultural events will also take place during the summit, he added. (PTI)