GJF felicitates Shri Narendra Modi in the presence of
Shri Amit Shah, Shri Piyush Goyal and Shri Santosh Gangwar
All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF), the apex body of the domestic Gems & Jewellery sector organized an Industry Meet at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, to honour and felicitate Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji for his support on the excise matter that recently applied on jewellery trade. This is a one of a kind event for the Gems & Jewellery industry, wherein Prime Minister Shri Modiji addressed the stalwarts from the gems and jewellery industry.
The entire jewellery industry across the country attended this event. While addressing the invitees, Prime Minister Shri Modi said, “Nowadays, there is an increasing global demand for handmade jewellery. The Gems and Jewellery sector in India has to look beyond the domestic market and establish a global presence in addition to catering to local market needs. For initiatives such as Make in India to succeed, innovation is very important and jewellers have to embrace modern technology. Excise duty issues gave the Government an opportunity to better understand the intricacies of jewellery sector.” (*for full text of PM’s speech, see http://www.narendramodi.in/text-of-pm-s-address-at-the-felicitation-ceremony-by-all-india-gems-jewellery-trade-federation-500994
Mr. GV Sreedhar, Chairman, GJF, said, “Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modiji has assured jeweller friends that Government will always remain sensitive to our concerns & will always support industry’s growth. It is an honour for the industry to have Prime Minister in our midst and listen to his address to the entrepreneurs and leaders from the industry. We thank the Prime Minister and the Government for their support on the entire excise matter and for agreeing to most of the demands made by jewellers. We are confident that Government will continue to support the industry. We also welcome Government’s Income Declaration Scheme. The jewellers will support & promote this scheme and support the Government.”
Mr Ashok Minawala, Past Chairman, HLC member & Director, GJF, said, “It is a milestone event and a proud moment for the industry to witness industry meet of jewellers at the National Capital, where the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji addressed the leaders of the industry in the presence of party president Shri Amit Shahji, Shri Piyush Goyalji and Shri Santosh Gangwarji. As a member of high level committee headed by Dr Ashok Lahiri, I had the privilege to discuss various issues pertaining to the industry and firming up the recommendations for the Government to consider. At the end, we are pleased to witness that the Government has agreed to most of the committee suggestion and recommendation”.