Nominations invited for ‘VIA-Solar Vidarbha Udyog Gaurav Awards’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 23 Aug 2017 09:44:09


Business Bureau,

Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) will be celebrating the 53rd year of its establishment in the month of September.
To recognise the torchbearers of industrial development in the region of Vidarbha, VIA has conceived and launched VIA-Solar Vidarbha Udyog Gaurav Awards 2017. It is conceived as an annual initiative for recognising individuals and organisations that have made outstanding contribution to the development of Vidarbha.

The award is encouraged by the support of the home grown renowned Solar Group, which is India’s largest manufacturer, supplier and exporter of industrial explosives and initiating systems.
The VIA-Solar Vidarbha Udyog Gaurav Awards 2017 Award distribution ceremony will take place on September 9, 2017.

The awards programme is nomination based and an active industry operating in any of the 11 districts of Vidarbha can nominate themselves in the category--medium scale industry, small scale industry, women entrepreneur of the year, best start-up of the region, most promising unit in developing districts, best exporter of the region and best service provider.

VIA is a leading association in Vidarbha region, working since five decades towards promotion and development of industries in the region. It has been taking several initiatives to foster industrialisation in the region. In addition to that, it is also continuing its efforts to encourage
industries and industrialists in the region.

The awards will cover industries operating in all 11 districts of the Vidarbha. Formed in the year 1964, with the sole objective of achieving rapid industrialisation, the VIA, as it is popularly known, is recognised by the Government as a pioneer regional industries association. Its office-bearers enjoy representation on several Central and State Government committees for industry.

VIA is affiliated to Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), All India Manufacturers Organisation (AIMO), Maharashtra Economic Development Council (MEDC), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and other associations.
An independent and credible team of juries will evaluate the most deserving nomination. No VIA members will be part of this evaluation procedure.

The awards distribution ceremony is part of the gala dinner in the evening on September 9, 2017 at Hotel Centre Point, Ramdaspeth, Nagpur. Application forms are available on-line on the website of VIA at
The last day to submit the nominations is extended to August 28, 2017.

The nominations in the specified nomination form along with all supporting documents should be sent by email to VIA’s email address: [email protected]
Additionally, the nomination forms along with supporting documents should also be sent in hard copy at following address: “VIA-Solar Vidarbha Udyog Gaurav Awards 2017”, Vidarbha Industries Association, Udyog Bhavan, Civil Lines, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440001, India. Interested may contact Amogh Tijare (mobile: +91 9561061991, 0712-2561211, 2554090). Email : [email protected]

This was informed at a press conference addressed by Atul Pande, President of VIA in the presence of Faiz Wahid, Co-Founder of pManifold Business Solutions Pvt Ltd, Dr Suhas Buddhe, Secretary of VIA, Prashant Mohota, Project Incharge of award function and Pankaj Bakshi, Joint Secretary of Vidarbha Industries Association.