Panaji: The Minister for Town and Country Planning, Agriculture, Factories and Boilers, Vijai Sardesai welcomed the idea of All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council’s (GJC) for setting up of skill development units in Goa for skilling the local people as jewellery artisans which can help people to empower themselves and also help the state to become a jewellery manufacturing hub.
While speaking after the inauguration of the jewellery exhibition in Bambolim he said, “I am happy that the GJC is organising its premier show Preferred Manufacturer of India (PMI) in Goa and bringing the top jewelers of the country in our state. I also appreciate the way it is being organised by GJC where there is focused business with all the elements of leisure and I feel that Goa is an ideal destination to host events like PMI.”
The chairman GJC, Nitin Khandelwal said, “GJC being the apex body of gems and jewellery in India undertakes various initiatives and programmes that are aimed at improving industry business practices, promote compliance, standardisation and transparency, promoting professionalism for the growth and development of the industry sector. GJC also initiates various promotional activities to further the retail businesses as well as manufacturing segments through various dedicated platforms. PMI is such an initiative where we are providing a luxury podium for the manufacturers and retailers for focused business.”
“Today, PMI is known for its commitments towards providing a platform where the buyers and sellers get maximum time to understand each other. I think there is a need to evolve PMI as a model for doing business through exhibition as it beats all odds and builds stronger bond amongst the buyer and seller,” he added.
The convenor – PMI and director – GJC, Sumeet Anand opined that in a volatile market condition, we need game changers and PMI is the game changer for the gems and jewellery Industry. This event is known for giving fresh air to business and trade and with every new edition we are evolving, innovating and learning from our past experiences. [NT]