Nagpur : Vidarbha Industries Association celebrated 54th Foundation Day on Saturday, 9th September 2017 at Hotel Centre Point, Ramdaspeth, Nagpur.
This year, VIA had combined Foundation Day with “AWARDS NIGHT”, The VIA-Solar Vidarbha Udyog Gaurav Awards 2017 by recognizing Seven Industrialists in seven different categories and additionally w“Lifetime Achievement Award.”
The idea was to showcase the entrepreneurial talent of the region through VIA platform.
Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister of Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, given away the Awards to the winners in 7 different categories. The winners are :
· Medium Scale Industry (MSI) – MMP Industries Ltd, Mr. Arun Bhandari, CMD
· Small Scale Industry (SSI) – Rite Water Solutions India Pvt Ltd, Mr Vinod Gan, Director
· Woman Entrepreneur of the year – Special Biochem Pvt. Ltd, Ms. Nisha Sonare, MD
· Best Startup of the Region – Tsecond Generation Technology Pvt Ltd, Mr Sahil Gurucharan Chawla, Founder & Director
· Most Promising Unit in Developing District – Shantiraj Foods Pvt Ltd, Mr. Amol Chaknalwar, Director
· Best Exporter of the region – Suryalakshmi Cotton Mills Ltd, Mr. Paritosh Agrawal, MD
· Best Service Provider – Logistics Park (I) Pvt Ltd, Mr. Viren Thakkar, CEO
Shri Atul Pande, President – VIA said “Lifetime Achievement Award” – we had privileged, honoured and identified none other than founder of Haldirams at Nagpur, Shri Shivkhisanji Agrawal, his humble beginning as a typical “mithai ki dukan” in Itwari, and the subsequent journey to what we see as HALDIRAMS today is certainly a great source of inspiration to the entire industrial fraternity of our region. VIA honoured him in recognizing his lifetime achievements in bringing region to international map with quality products and innovative marketing.
Prominent presents were Hargovindji Bajaj, Patron Member; Prafull Doshi, IPP; Suresh Agrawal & Pravin Tapadia – Past Presidents; Suresh Rathi, O S Bagdia, Aditya Saraf – Vice Presidents; Dr Suhas Buddhe, Panakj Bakshi, Prashant Mohota, Anil Parakh, Satyanarayan Nuwal, Rohit Bajaj, and many prominent industrialists of vidarbha region.