For the second year, Kannada news TV channel Suvarna News and Kannada Prabha, a daily in Karnataka, successfully presented SME Awards (Small & Medium Sizes Enterprises) in association with KASSIA (Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association).
Suvarna News and Kannada Prabha are part of the Asianet News Network.
SME Awards felicitate small-scale industrialists for their un-recognised efforts in their respective segments, be it agricultural equipment, chemical industry, tool-making, etc. The primary objective is to promote the development of small scale industries by co-operating with industrial, business, educational and research institutions and other organisations and help in expanding the business opportunities.
The event was held on July 14 at KASSIA Bhavan, Bengaluru, with more than 500 members and non-members. There were 34 winners and runner -ups in 17 different categories, six special awards and one KASSIA Rathna Award.
K J George, Karnatakas’s Minister of Large and Medium Industry; S R Srinivas State Minister of Small Scale Industries; Abhijit Majumder, Chief General Manager, SBI, Bengaluru Circle; Mohammed Mansoor Khan, MD & CEO, IMA Group of Companies and Panish P K, Regional Sales Director and Business Head, India and SAARC, BOSCH Power Tools were present.
Ravi Hegde, Editor-in-Chief, Suvarna News and Kannada Prabha, felicitated the winners at the awards ceremony.
Mohammed Mansoor Khan said, “IMA jewels is proud to be associated with the SME Award 2018.When we talk about India's success and growth in the 21st century, the Small and Medium Scale Sector has played an important role in shaping our economy and at the same time has provided a platform for innovative entrepreneurs to mentor and train other upcoming entrepreneurs. The Small and Medium Scale Sector is also of vital importance to the flagship Make in India plan of the Government of India.”