Asianet News Network and KASSIA announce the 2nd SME Awards

The awards represent a premier platform to felicitate small-scale industrialists for their un-recognized efforts in their respective segments

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Jul 19, 2018 4:58 PM Updated: Jul 19, 2018 4:58 PM

Suvarna News (the leading Kannada news TV channel) & Kannada Prabha (one of the oldest and most trusted dailies in Karnataka) which are part of the Asianet News Network, has for the second year, successfully executed the SME Awards (Small & Medium Sizes Enterprises) in association with KASSIA (Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association).

Basavaraj S Javali, President- KASSIA said “KASSIA takes great pride partnering with the Suvarna News to present the “Ujwala Udyami Prashasti-2018”. These are our annual awards and, second in the series, in recognition of outstanding member entrepreneurs in different categories of manufacturing. We believe that these awards spur entrepreneurs to strive harder to achieve great excellence and are a bench mark for an enterprise of immense achievement and success.”

The awards represent a premier platform to felicitate small-scale industrialists for their un-recognized efforts in their respective segments, be it agricultural equipment, chemical industry, tool making, and others. The primary objective is to promote the development of Small Scale Industries by co-operating with industrial, business, educational and research institutions and other organisations and help in expanding the business opportunities.

The event was held on 14th July at KASSIA Bhavan, Bengaluru with more than 500 members and non-members supporting and cheering for their nominees. There were had 34 winners and runners-up in 17 different categories, 6 special awards & 1 KASSIA Rathna Award.

Shri K J George, Honourable minister, Large & Medium Industry, Govt.of Karnataka, Shri S R Srinivas Honourable minister, Small Scale Industries, Govt.of Karnataka, Shri Abhijit Majumder, Chief General Manager, SBI, Bengaluru Circle, Shri Mohammed Mansoor Khan, MD & CEO, IMA Group of Companies and Shri Panish P K, Regional sales director & Business Head, India & SAARC, BOSCH Power Tools, Ravi Hegde, Editor in Chief Suvarna News and Kannada Prabha felicitated the winners at the awards ceremony.

Mohammed Mansoor Khan, MD & CEO, IMA Group of Companies said “IMA jewels is proud to be associated with the SME Award 2018.When we talk about India's success and growth in the 21st century, the Small and Medium Scale Sector has played an important role in shaping our economy and at the same time has provided a platform for innovative entrepreneurs to mentor and train other upcoming entrepreneurs. The Small and Medium Scale Sector is also of vital importance to theflagship Make in India plan of the Government of India”.

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