IMC Milestones

1938

The foundation stone of the Lalji Naranji Memorial Building, which houses the Chamber to date, was laid.The first elected Chief Minister of Bombay, Mr. B. G. Kher, graced the Chamber’s 31st AGM as  Chief Guest.

Khat Moorut Ceremony of IMC Building - 1939

1939

Social leader of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel inaugurated the Chamber’s Building at Churchgate on 19th May, 1939

1943

Chamber convened a conference of all its allied business organizations in Mumbai and passed resolutions condemning the government’s oppressive measures, which were causing widespread unrest in the country. It called upon the government to release Mahatma Gandhi and to resume negotiations for resolving the political deadlock.

1944

IMC’s representative included on Mumbai Port Trust, which was virtual monopoly of European Commerce, Government officials and Government nominees.

1945

Chamber foresaw independence and established the nucleus of a Research Department. Also strength of the staff was considerably increased to prepare for  high level of activities following independence especially, to provide more exhaustive information on trade, commerce and industry to its members.

1946

Social leaders of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Maulana Abdul
 Kalam Azad visited the Chamber in 1946.

1948

Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visited the Chamber

1951

Chamber submitted detailed Memorandum to the Planning Commission conveying its views and suggestions on the main features of the First Five-Year Plan.

1952

Finance Minister, C. D. Deshmukh, visited the Chamber.

1954

Chamber submitted a Memorandum to the States Reorganisation Commission emphasizing that in the regrouping of provinces, the decisive factor should be administrative convenience rather than linguistic homogeneity