At the outset let me thank all of you for giving me and my team an opportunity to serve NIPM-KC and to take its agenda forward. We have several initiatives in the pipeline which we have already started working on. As a means to enrich the work of this chapter, we will continue to invite eminent professionals to interact with us through Evening Lecture Programmes, Workshops, seminars and conferences are being planned to enhance professional collaborations as well as networking. We have made plans to bring other professional bodies on the same platform to strengthen the efforts we are making to empower our profession. Augmenting our strengths will take us to greater heights. I invite all of you to come up with suggestions and ideas to make our chapter more vibrant and proactive. We also have plans to work closely with student chapters to develop competitive HR professionals for the future. Besides this we plan to work towards bringing new members in large numbers. It is my cherished hope that all of you will support me in these endeavours. We thank who have contributed the articles, all the EC members, Editorial Committee, Niruta Publications and our special thanks to St. Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore for supporting publication of September, 2018 issue.