IITF 2019 concludes on a successful note

Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce and Industry, presented awards to winners of different categories at trade fair

India International Trade Fair 2019 elicited more than four lakh visitors and concluded with the hope of welcoming approximately 15 lakh people next year.

Speaking at the awards distribution ceremony of IITF 2019, held at Hamsadhawani Theatre, Pragati Maidan, on November 27, Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, said, "There is a need to focus on 'Start ups and Stand ups' to encourage young entrepreneurs. Also, there is a requirement to have more investment under public private partnership (PPP) in infrastructure so as to achieve the target of US$ 5 trillion economy in next five years. For the same, government has decided to hold four mega business promotion events at different locations in the country and India Trade Promotion Organisation has to play a significant role in conceptualisation and organisation of these events."

The Minister also presented Awards for Excellence in Display to the winners of different categories. Present on the occasion were L.C. Goyal, CMD, ITPO, Rajesh Agrawal, ED, ITPO, Sanjay Chaddha, Additional Secretary and Shashank Priyank, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce , Government of India, participants from India and overseas, members of the Diplomatic corps and media persons.

The Minister complimented ITPO for holding the fair with a reduced size and retaining regular format of the event. Acknowledging presence of a considerable number of foreign companies and the Partner Country, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Focus Country, Republic of Korea' and the Focus States 'Bihar' and 'Jharkhand', he said that the fair highlighted export potential of the country in diverse sectors along with its focus on the theme 'Ease of Doing Business'. He indicated that the theme has remained extremely relevant to the progressive Indian business fraternity especially when there is an improvement in India's 'Ease of Doing Business' global rating.

L C Goyal complimented the Team ITPO as well as all supporting agencies such as Delhi Police, Delhi Traffic Police, DMRC, Central and State governments and media for making the 39th edition a resounding success. The Partner Country Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Focus Country Republic of Korea and the Focus States Bihar and Jharkhand were honoured with the Gold Medals. In the State/Union Territory categories, The Gold Medal was conferred to Bihar, the Assam received the Silver Medal while the Bronze was presented to Andhra Pradesh. Jharkhand and West Bengal were honoured with the Jury Recommendation Certificate.

In the Foreign Sector Category Syed Junaid Alam W.L.L., Bahrain received the Gold Medal, Tillo Hediyelik Esya San. Tic. Ltd. Turkey received the Silver and Shandong Brightway International Exhibition Corp. Ltd., China bagged the Bronze.

Ministry of Earth Sciences bagged the Gold Medal and the Silver Medal was presented to The Directorate General of Tax Payer Services, Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs while the Khadi & Village Industries Commission won the Bronze Medal. Directorate of Income Tax (Central Board of Direct Taxes) and Coir Board were honoured with the Jury Recommendation Certificate in the Ministries and Departments/PSU's & PSB's and Commodity Boards category.

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