Curtain comes down on IITF 2017
India International Trade fair 2018 will be bigger and better as it will focus on and encourage new age entrepreneurs and rural artisans under the theme ‘Enterprises from Rural Areas’.
As the India International Trade Fair 2017 came to an end on Monday, team ITPO received all the appreciation it deserved by C R Chaudhary, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Government of India. The minister said that it was a challenging task to hold the mega institutionalized event such as IITF just in half the space of the exhibition complex while retaining its original format with a controlled and regulated visitors movement. He expressed his happiness over the success of the theme "Startup India, Standup India" this year as it is imperative for young entrepreneurs and employment generation.
Present on the occasion were L C Goyal, Chairman and Managing Director, ITPO, Deepak Kumar, Executive Director, ITPO, J Gunasekaran, General Manager, ITPO, participants from India and overseas.
L C Goyal also commended ITPO as well as all supporting agencies for putting their best foot forward on logistics, cleanliness, business generation, enhanced participation, security, access control measures and visitorship. Referring to the vision of the Prime Minister that India needs 'job creators rather than job seekers', he announced that 'Enterprises from Rural Areas' would be the theme for the next edition of IITF 2018. "It will encourage new age entrepreneurs and artisans in rural and semi-urban three and four tier cities," Goyal said.
While expressing his satisfaction over the safety and security management by the Delhi Police, Traffic and Civil Defense in the fair, he indicated that there was a 70 percent reduction in the crime rate with not a single eve-teasing incident in the fair and Delhi Police deserves a standing ovation for the same. He hoped that IITF 2019 would be the largest ever as it would be organized in the world-class Exhibition–cum-Convention Complex at Pragati Maidan.
C R Choudhary presented the awards in different categories. While Assam won the gold medal, the silver medal was presented to Kerala and the bronze medal to Lakshadweep in the States and Union Territories category. Special appreciation certificates were also presented to Punjab and Maharashtra.
In the Foreign Pavilions, Tillo Hediyelik Esya, Turkey conferred the gold medal and Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and Ministry of Commerce, Afghanistan won the silver.
Bronze was taken away by Curio Tour Travel Co. Ltd., Thailand Special Appreciation Certificate was presented to Asian Lucky Industrial Limited, Hong Kong.
In the Ministries and Department category, the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation bagged the gold medal. Ministry of Power and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare received the Silver Medals. While Special appreciation certificates were received by the Ministry of Earth Sciences and Ministry of Steel.
The Department of Post, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited and the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) received the Gold, Silver and the Bronze Medal respectively in Public Sector Undertakings, EPCs, Commodity Boards, Banks & other Govt. Departments/Organizations Category. Special Appreciation Certificate received the National Mission for Clean Ganga.
In the Private Sector, M/s Shree Shyam Tilpatti Udyog won the Gold Medal, Orkus received the Silver Medal and IFB Industries Limited bagged the Bronze Medal. Calix Herbal received the Special Appreciation Certificate.
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam 'Partner Country', Kyrgyz Republic 'Focus Country' and Jharkhand 'Partner States' were also honoured.
In his welcome address, Deepak Kumar, Executive Director, ITPO highlighted new initiatives taken by ITPO for the convenience of participants and visitors in the fair.
(PICS: Naveen Sharma)