MUMBAI, INDIA - At a splendid ceremony on 12 June, 2014, World Trade Centre Mumbai celebrated the World Trade Centers Association Day and presented the ‘WTC Mumbai Award of Honour 2014’. The Award of Honour 2014 was conferred on the distinguished business leaders for their outstanding contribution to industry, trade and banking services. The awardees were Mr. Rana Kapoor, Founder, MD & CEO, Yes Bank, Mr. Ramesh Chauhan, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Bisleri International Pvt. Ltd. and Mr. Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited.
In his acceptance address, Mr. Rana Kapoor thanked WTC Mumbai Board for recognizing the efforts of Yes Bank as a leading private sector bank of India. Mr. Kapoor appreciated the journey of WTC Mumbai in promoting trade and investment internationally. Today nearly 80% of India’s trade is restricted to 12 countries. It is vital that our country expands its horizons to reach out to the world especially to the SAARC nations and WTC Mumbai can play a catalytic role in achieving this objective, Mr. Kapoor emphasized.
Mr. Ramesh Chauhan, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Bisleri International Pvt. Ltd. expressed his deep gratification while accepting the award and said that it is a matter of great pride to receive this Award and to be recognized for his contribution. The award will inspire him to redouble his efforts in the progress of the water industry in India.
Mr. Punit Goneka, MD and CEO, Zee Entertainment Ltd, accepted the award on behalf of his chairman Mr. Subhash Chandra. Mr. Goenka commended the continued support WTC Mumbai in achieving his organization’s position of excellence.
Earlier, in his welcome remarks Mr. Kamal Morarka, Chairman, WTC Mumbai said that the WTCA Day is celebrated to commemorate the spirit of solidarity among the community of World Trade Centers. WTC Mumbai has been hosting the WTCA Day every year since 2002 with the Award being presented to leading industrialists, corporates and businessmen. Mr. Morarka added that the World Trade Centre Mumbai has been effortlessly working towards its primary objective of Promotion of Trade and Investment.
The celebration was marked by the release of WTC Mumbai Special Postal Cover by Mr. Pradipta Kumar Bisoi, Chief Postmaster General, Maharashtra Circle, in recognition of WTC Mumbai’s over 4 decades of dedicated services in the promotion of International trade through various facilities and services.
While proposing the vote of thanks, Mr. Vijay Kalantri, Vice Chairman, World Trade Centre Mumbai, emphasized on the need for expanding its horizons to neighboring countries, especially SAARC countries to promote trade and investment cooperation. The occasion was attended by nearly 300 eminent dignitaries from various sectors of trade and industry.
(PHOTO, L-R: Mr. Vijay Kalantri, Vice- Chairman, WTC Mumbai, Mr Rana Kapoor, CEO, Yes Bank, Mr Kamal Morarka,Chairman, WTC Mumbai, MR. Ramesh Chauhan, MD Bisleri International and Mr Pradipta Kumar Bisoi, Chief General, Maharashtra Circle at the WTC Mumbai Award of Honor 2014)
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