The economics of the developed world is built on the fortune of numerous Small Medium Enterprises. This potential was noted by our Dynamic Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and he launched the “Make in India” initiative to boost and motivate the enthusiasm and passion of Small Medium Enterprises which contributes a big junk to the economy.
We, Team Zenitex, are delighted to share with you all, the most recent Award by India Today Group based on the “Make In India” initiative. The objective of the awards was to identify and reward successful Indian SMEs that exemplify the spirit of Make in India. Ten sectors were considered; 1) Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals; 2) Food Processing; 3) Automobiles; 4) Textile and Garments; 5) Defence and Aviation; 6) Electronics Systems; 7) Construction; 8) Leather; 9) Renewable Energy and 10) Innovation.
Hence, we are extremely happy that our SME an SME from Gujarat, made it to the top in Textile & Garments category throughout India and thus we share with you this achievement of winning “India Today Make In India Emerging Entrepreneur Awards (Textiles & Garments Category)” which was presented to us by Honourable Minister of State for the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Smt. Nirmala Sitharamanji at ITC Maurya, New Delhi on Friday, 1st of July 2016.
The best part of this award was that, we were nominated and selected winners by The Prestigious India Today Group themselves and their knowledge partners Fourth Lion Technologies. Fourth Lion leveraged four sources to identify relevant companies: analyst reports and databases, previous awards, targeted interviews and published information.
Based on this, the team first shortlisted more than 100 companies in each sectors. And from these 10 companies were shortlisted for the final selection by the panel of judges. The elite panel comprised of Baba Kalyani, Chairman, Bharat Forge; Uday Kotak, VC & MD, Kotak Mahindra Bank; Manish Sabharwal, Co-founder & Chairman, TeamLease; and Aroon Purie, Editor-In-Chief, India Today, they further scrutinised the list and selected the winners.
On the side lines of the award ceremony we met Union Minister, Shri Kalraj Mishra. A pleasant person to chat with, who is an expert law-maker, he listens patiently and gives you time. Thus, making us feel the Government is listening. Those are cherished and treasured moments when we discussed about the issues at hand for MSMEs.
Also had privilege to meet and interact with The Intellect and Creative Genius who originated super successful initiatives with tag lines like “Gods Own Country – Kerala”; “Incredible India” and the recent and the latest in vague “Make in India” initiative, none other than Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO – NITI Aayog. A practical man open to new ideas, full of motivation in every action and in each word.
And Aroon Purie, Editor-In-Chief, India Today, a charming personality. The professionalism, the expertise and the wittiness, that he seems to possess by default are visual as well as mind refreshing treats.
Finally it was an honour to speak to and a pleasure to snap a pic with her. She was the one who handed out the “Make in India Emerging Entrepreneur Awards”. The Dynamic, Minister of State for Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman. Down to earth demeanour and strong in her actions.
A Few Cherished Memories
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Team Zenitex feels blessed to receive such honours. Our CEO Mr. Viral S. Desai dedicates the success to the support provided by our staff and the encouragement and blessings received from our well-wishers, family and friends. We thank you all for standing with us always.