Celebrated VIA 54th Foundation Day &
VIA-Solar Vidarbha Udyog Gaurav Awards 2017
Vidarbha Industries Association celebrated 54th Foundation Day on Saturday, 9th September 2017 at Hotel Centre Point, Ramdaspeth, Nagpur.
This year, we 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 “Lifetime Achievement Award.”
The idea is to showcase the entrepreneurial talent of the region through VIA platform. In the process, we have also attempted to fill the gap that existed, as no other platform worth the name existed for industrial fraternity.
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. We had received nominations from an active industries operating in 11 districts of Vidarbha. The winners are :
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. We honoured him in recognizing his lifetime achievements in bringing our region to international map with quality products and innovative marketing.
On this occasion, VIA extremely delighted to present ‘SCOLL OF HONOR’ to Shri K S Balakrishnan for his valuable contribution
to the growth of this apex body of industries of this region. He joined VIA in the year 1993 as Executive Secretary.
nts 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.