GANDHIDHAM : To felicitate its top exporters in various categories KASEZ administration hosted an ‘Export Award function’ on the occasion of its Foundation day on 7th March, 2018 as culminating event of the 54th Foundation day Function, 2018 at Radisson, Kandla under the leadership of Shri Upendra Vasishth, NDC, Zonal Development Commissioner (SEZs & EOUs in Gujarat). The function commenced at 11.30 am onwards.
The Chief Guest of the occasion was Shri Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, IRS, Commissioner of Customs (Kandla & Mundra) and the Guest of Honour, Shri. Pramod A. Vasave, IRS, Commissioner of CGST, Gandhidham. A large number of representatives of the trade and officers & staffs of Kandla SEZ attended the function.
The function started with lighting of the lamp by Shri Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, IRS, Commissioner of Customs, Shri Pramod Vasave, Commissioner of CGST, Gandhidham, Shri Upendra Vashishth, NDC, Zonal Development Commissioner of (SEZs & EOUs Gujarat) Shri Satyapal Mahapatra, Joint Development Commissioner of KASEZ, Shri Dinesh Gupta Ex-President, The Gandhidham Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Shri Ajay Kothary President, Kandla SEZ Industries Association (KASEZIA).
Shri Satyapal Mahapatra, Joint Development Commissioner of KASEZ briefed about KASEZ and welcomed all the dignitaries. He highlighted on this 54th Foundation day, various Sports events including Ladies & Kids events, Blood Donation Camp & Mini Marathon were organized, in which more than 500 workers & employees from industries as well as staffs & their families participated. The sport event started with colourful opening ceremony on 26th January, 2018 and culminated on 4th March, 2018. The winners of the various events were awarded with trophies & medals in a special ‘Sports Award Function’ on 6th March, 2018. To promote harmony between the trade and administration a friendly cricket match was organised on 5th March, 2018 in which Captains of trade and the officers & staffs of KASEZ administration took part with great zeal and enthusiasm.
KASEZ launched its first booklet named “Abhyuday KASEZ Sanvad” under the guidance of Shri Upendra Vasishth with articles and poems that was edited by Shri Shashank Sinde JDC Ahmedabad, Shri Anand Jagiani JDC, Shri Rajesh Kumar Dy. Dev. Commissioner, Shri Sudesh Kumar, Shri P. C. Das, Shri Manish Kumar Singh, Shri Manish Kumar Sinha, Shri Subodh Kumar and Smt. Mona Pehlajani.
Shri Upendra Vashishth, Zonal Development Commissioner of KASEZ thanked Shri Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Shri Pramod Vasave by giving memento and said that KASEZ turnover has increased 12.5% when the export has decreased from the entire local market as well as International trade. He also ensures that KASEZ will achieve 5 times growth in next 10 years. KASEZ is the only authority from 7 SEZ Authorities in India to make all decision independently like Infrastructure, Maintenance and all development activities of SEZ and its units.
The Unit performance is good and KASEZ is jointly working in partnership with KASEZ Industries Association. He also briefed about various activities and development i.e. Infrastructure, Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan, Environment, Waste Disposal System, 150 KW Solar System. STP Project will start shortly for water supply with 150 KNB capacity with estimated cost Rs. 1.10 cr. Gujarat SEZ exports around 26-28% from 19 SEZ in India. In 2012 Gujarat SEZ exports was 50% from the total SEZ exports from India. Gujarat SEZ exported Rs. 5,000 cr. in the previous year.
He was talking about various sports activities organized at KASEZ i.e. Carom, Cricket, Kabbaddi, Mini Marathon etc. There were organized Blood Donation Camp and 100 Units participated in this Camp.
In the end he congratulated all the Awardees.
Shri Pramod Vasave, Commissioner of CGST, Gandhidham and Shri Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Commissioner of Customs congratulated to all award winners.
Being inspired by the flagship campaign of ‘SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAAN’ by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi, this zone had introduced a special award for the Best ‘SWACHH unit’ last year. This year the SEZ expanded scope of this award into two categories viz. Pharma & Non-pharma sectors separately. The award to the winner units of these two categories was given during the function.
Another attraction of this year ‘Export Award Function’ was award of ‘Best managed & consistent high growth SEZ’ amongst private SEZs of Gujarat, which is also be given in this function. Kandla SEZ is also headquarter of Zonal Development Commissioner for SEZs & EOUs in Gujarat.
In the award ceremony, export awards were distributed to the top Exporters in difference categories. The mementos was distributed to all dignitaries by KASEZ in the end.