Vanijya Utsav held at Jorethang
Jorethang, September 26th: A day-long programme, ‘Vanijya Utsav’, an Exporter’s Conclave and Multisectoral Entrepreneurial Development on the occasion of Vanijya Saptah for the entrepreneurs of South District organised by District Industries Centre
DIC (South/West) was held at DIC (S/W)Jorethang premises today.
The program had the presence of Hon’ble Chairman Commerce & Industries Department, Shri. M.B Chettri who attended the event as the Chief Guest and SDM Jorethang Ms. Saloni Pradhan as the Guest of Honour. Similarly, the program also had the presence of officials from various departments such as Agriculture Department, Horticulture Department, Cooperative Department and members of various SHGs, Cooperatives, FPO’s from various regions of South District besides the officials and staff of DIC (S/W) Jorethang.
Addressing the event, Chief Guest Shri. M.B Chettri credited the entrepreneurs of the state as the backbone of our economy who are the primary contributors of economic development of this nation.
He urged the entrepreneurs, SHG members and FPO members to utilize their skill-set and tap the government programmes and initiatives to their best of the potential whereby they can be both self-reliant and self-sufficient. Furthermore, he expressed his delight upon witnessing the varied display of products in the stalls of SHGs and assured them his support and aid particularly to the disadvantaged section of entrepreneurs who wish to establish themselves in the field of entrepreneurship.
In the same manner, SDM Jorethang Saloni Pradhan who was present as the Guest of Honour urged the product manufacturers, service providers and FPOs present in the meeting to work in close contact with the department of Commerce & Industries as it would be beneficial for them to enhance their skills in the field of export as she highlighted the potential of the district to become a thriving exporter of organic products particularly spices such as ginger, turmeric and cardamom.
AD, DIC (S/W) Shri. A.D Rai at the onset of the program, gave a brief description of the event wherein he stated that Vanijya Utsav is being held across the country as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations to mark the 75th year of India’s Independence. He also added that the program is being organised with the aim of promoting exports from the state, under which people are being made aware about the activities related to exports. Similarly, he also emphasized that this program, Exporter’s Conclave is aimed at raising awareness on how the government can help exporters at the district level thereby increasing export potential in the district and resolving issues that exist in that area.
A.D, Spices Board of India, Smt. R. Reshmi also spoke on the occasion where she threw light upon the schemes of Spices Board of India.
The program also saw an interactive discussion between the participants and organizers of the event. It may also be added that the same event for West district organised by DIC (S)W) Jorethang held at Nayabazar with the same agenda and objective.
(Press Release from DIC South/West)