Bengaluru 31 Aug: Peenya Industries Association (PIA) held its first ever MSME Excellence Awards 2019 yesterday at Taj Yeshwantpur. This was the first programme of the association in the 41 years of its existence. About 50 Awards were given in 12 categories for both Micro and Small Industries. Also 6 Industrialists were awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award.
The event was graced by Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Govt of Karnataka Sri. Dr. Ashwath Narayan.C.N
Inaugurating the Event Sri. Dr. Ashwath Narayan.C.N, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Govt of Karnataka said ” Banks need to come forward in helping the MSMEs expand, they have to handhold for growth of MSMEs. Excellence Awards are pursuit for growth and for any country should grow then ‘pursuot of excellence is needed. I am also an entrepreneur, so there are many challenges especially in competing with foreign companies. Need to reduce input costs, we the government will handhold so no hindrance for growth of small scale industries”
Also gracing the occasion Sri. Dr. Sudhakar, MLA and Chairman – KSPCB said “MSMEs are truly the engines of growth. They provide about 10 crores jobs directly and indirectly. Peenya has been an industrial engine for Bengaluru. Being a KSPCB chairman, I would help to be a facilitator for the industry. National Green Tribunal and Pollution Control Board has recently stated that Peenya is highly polluted and not fit for further expansion. However, will help try and resolve these issues. He stated that present government would help the ailing MSMEs”
“This is the first time ever in the history of PIA that we have conducted such event and this award ceremony henceforth shall be an annual affair of the association. We are happy to have achieved this. The awards are given to MSME entrepreneurs for their diligence, marketing expertise and reputation and we have been very transparent while selecting the right winners” said Mr. Shivakumar R, Joint Secretary and Chairman of PIA MSME Excellence Awards 2019
The event also saw luminaries in SMEs sector from PIA that includes Sri. M.M.Giri, President – PIA, Sri. Ashraf.K.A, Group Executive, Vice President – Yes Bank, Sri. Laxminarayana, General Manager – Canara Bank, Sri. Indradev Babu, MD – UCAM, Arif H M, Hon. Secretary – PIA, Shivkumar R, Jt. Secretary – PIA and among others.