Niryat Shree and Niryat Bandhu Awards Presented By President of India
President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday urged exporters to imbibe the merits of quality consciousness, professionalism in service delivery and complete transparency and fairness in dealing with trading partners.
Mr. Mukherjee said the creeping uncertainty in the Eurozone has impacted exports and India needed to maintain its focus on developing new markets in the emerging and developing countries where growth prospects in the medium term remain considerably better than in developed economies.
“I believe Indian exporters have the necessary competitiveness and diversification to operate in a challenging global environment. I am confident about the prospects of the Indian economy, which continues to be one of the fast growing economies of the world, and also that our export sector will be a part of this growth story,” the President said. Mr. Mukherjee was speaking on the occasion of the presentation of Federation of Indian Export Organization’s ( FIEO ) Niryat Shree and Niryat Bandhu awards at Vigyan Bhavan.
He urged exporters to focus on products of high export intensity, which currently have low penetration abroad, and said India had been a part of global efforts to restore growth and reform financial systems. To encourage exporters, FIEO and other business organizations alongside the government could help in exploring new markets, he said. Union Minister for Commerce, Industry and Textiles Anand Sharma said the country was conscious of the challenges emerging on the global scene which had its impact on exports. Mr. Sharma said his Ministry would again be taking a sectoral review to understand the problem of various sectors and devise a strategy to address the same.
The President gave away 52 awards — 46 Niryat Shree Awards to exporters for their performance in 12 categories, which cover agriculture, plantation products; chemicals, drugs, pharma and allied products; engineering; gems and jewellery, handicrafts, carpets; textiles, leather, service providers; and 6 Niryat Bandhu Awards to Export Promotion Councils and Banks for their support to the exporting community. Among the Niryat Shree awardees who were presented a gold trophy was MIOT Hospitals Limited for being the highest foreign exchange earner in the country among all service providers.
The award was received by company chairperson Mallika Mohandas. Reliance Industries too was awarded a gold trophy for earning the highest foreign exchange. PC Jewellers was awarded a silver trophy in the Gems and Jewellery category. In the Niryat Bandhu category for banks, the winners were Canara Bank ( gold trophy ) followed by Bank of India ( silver ) and Punjab National Bank ( bronze ).
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