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IGJA Honours Highest Performers in 2016

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis graced the 43rd India Gem & Jewellery Awards (IGJA 2016) hosted by Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and powered by GIA to recognise and reward star performers of the Indian gem and jewellery sector. As GJEPC celebrates its golden jubilee year, a total of 50 nomination awards and felicitation awards were given away at IGJA 2016. The event hosted by actors Sakshi Tanwar and Husain. Co-partners for the event were Laxmi Diamond Pvt. Ltd. & Emerald Jewel Industry India.

IGJA has become one of the foremost recognition platforms for the jewellery sector in India to encourage exports and award excellence in manufacturing, finance and innovation.  Several luminaries from the gems & jewellery sector were present on the occasion. Sevantilal Premchand Shah (Founder Partner, Venus Jewel) won the Lifetime Achievement Award. State Bank of India, IndusInd Bank and Vijaya Bank also won awards in Best Banks Financing the Industry. Sunita Sekhawat won the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Praveenshankar Pandya, Chairman, GJEPC, said,In the golden jubilee year of GJEPC, the India Gem and Jewellery Awards 2016 are more special than ever before. The emphasis is on 360-degree excellence by going beyond turnover and evaluating performance based on all-round excellence, ensuring transparency through third party assessment and incorporating awards in new categories. IGJA, which is the oldest awards scheme in the gem and jewellery industry, has stayed relevant and popular for more than four decades.”

Devendra Fadnavis, Hon. Chief Minister, Maharashtra, said, “It is praiseworthy that the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council is celebrating its golden jubilee this year. GJEPC has taken various initiatives for skill upgradation and removal of trade-related issues. Since ease of doing business is the mantra of the Central and State Govt, we shall support the gem & jewellery industry with respect to the state-of-the-art exhibition centre, Jewellery Park and Gems n Jewellery University. The gem & jewellery industry has shifted to different areas but Mumbai holds its own identity due to gems n Jewellery. Maharashtra State Government is committed to work shoulder to shoulder with trade as this industry creates value and is the most valuable industry. We shall talk to Union Finance Minister and GST Council to support the GST-related demands of the G&J industry. We welcome unconventional universities, which will add Human Resources and innovation to help us to lead the world in jewellery exports. India Gem & Jewellery Awards help industry stakeholders to get recognition and inspire others to do their best and excel. After all, the capital of 21st century is excellence!” 

Kirit Bhansali, Co-Convener IIGA 2016 Committee, GJEPC, said, “The IGJA event unites and recognizes the business performance of the top players in each category. The Awards also encourage MSME sector as well as honour numerous women achievers so as to inspire many others to excel. Despite the numerous disruptions in 2016, we have received a phenomenal response this year with nearly 300 nominations from all across India We are grateful to our jury members for scanning all the entries and identifying the top performers .”

The jury members, who discussed, deliberated & eventually selected the winners included: Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director, India & Middle East at GIA India, S.K. Mishra, Former Deputy Managing Director & CIO, State Bank of India; and Pawan Bindal,  Director, Dun & Bradstreet India.

Jury member Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director (India & Middle East), GIA, said, “2016 was the year of disruption and challenges and it is heartening to see that the nominations were characterized by two key themes – digital and innovation. GJEPC members harnessed technology and its applications to create innovation in tough times as part of their entrepreneurial spirit. If India has to retain its leadership position in the global diamond business, GJEPC members have to dynamically evolve through usage of digital and analytics. I would like to see more women entrepreneurs participating in the special category reserved for them in IGJA Awards and the strategic narratives herein will encourage many budding entrepreneurs. GJEPC should facilitate and encourage the use of technology and digital platforms to stimulate innovation.”

Jury Member Pawan Bindal, Director, Dun & Bradstreet, said, “D&B is happy and proud to be associated with GJEPC for the fourth year in a row. Inspite of tough times, IGJA Awards 2016 attracted nearly 300 nominations. The active participation reflects the collective aspirations of members to stand up and be counted as first amongst equals even amidst challenges.”

List of winners is as follows:

Sr.No. Category Name Name Of the Firm Receivers Name
1 Precious Metal jewellery Plain (Large ) PC JEWELLER LTD Mr Balram Garg
2 Precious Metal jewellery Plain (Medium) EMERALD JEWEL INDUSTRY Mr K Srinivasan
3 Precious Metal jewellery Plain & Studded (Small) SHREE MOMAI KRUPA JEWELLERS Mr Mehul Dhakan
4 Precious Metal jewellery Studded (large) RENAISSANCE JEWELLERY LTD Akshay Kumar Sharma
5 Precious Metal jewellery Studded (Medium) HK DESIGNS (INDIA) Mr. Ghanshyam .D. Dholakia
6 Cut & Polished Diamonds (Medium) S JOGANI EXPORTS PRIVATE LIMITED  Mr SHAILESH JOGANI​
7 Cut & Polished Diamonds (Small) ROYAL IMPEX MR. JIVRAJBHAI K. DAKHRA
8 Silver Jewellery VAIBHAV GLOBAL Shri Raj Singh
9 Silver Jewellery ACPL EXPORTS PVT. LTD. Mr Sidharth Gupta
10 Costume Fashion Jewellery / Cut & Polished Synthetic Stones INDUSTRIAL JEWELS Mr N S RAMAN
11 Costume Fashion Jewellery / Cut & Polished Synthetic Stones AMRAPALI EXPORTS Mr. Prashant Sarawgi
12 Cut & Polished Colored Gemstones RMC GEMS INDIA LIMITED Mr. NIRMAL BARDIYA & MRS. KUSUM BARDIYA
13 Cut & Polished Colored Gemstones KGK SEZ UNIT Mr Prakash Chand Kothari / Sunil Mehta
14 Sales to Foreign Tourist SILVER & ART PALACE Mr.Rajat agrawal
15 Best Growing Company of the Year (LARGE) KIRAN GEMS PRIVATE LIMITED Mr Dinesh Lakhani
16 Best Growing Company of the Year (Small / Medium) PARISHI DIAMOND Mr SAMEERKUMAR KAMUBHAI SHAH  / NIKHIL CHAMPAKLAL SHAH
17 Most Innovative Company KIRAN JEWELLERY Mr Mehul Vaghani
18 Most Socially Responsible LAXMI DIAMOND Mr.Vasant Gajera
19 Most Socially Responsible VAIBHAV GLOBAL Shri Pushpendra Singh
20 Best in Gems & Jewellery E –  Commerce BODHI BRANDS PRIVATE LIMITED (VELVETCASE) Mr Kapil Hetamsaria
21 Best in Gems & Jewellery E –  Commerce KIRAN GEMS PRIVATE LIMITED Mr Rajesh Lakhani
22 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Ms SUNITA SEKHAWAT Ms SUNITA SEKHAWAT
23 Cut & Polished Diamonds (Large)(Exports above Rs 500 cr to 1000cr ) LAXMI DIAMOND Mr.Samrat Choksi & Mr.Shailesh Gajera
24 Highest Exporter (Cut & Polished Diamonds) (Exports above Rs 1000 cr to 2000cr ) STAR RAYS Mr Jitendra  D Shah
25 Highest Exporter (Cut & Polished Diamonds) (Exports above Rs 1000 cr to 2000cr ) KAPU GEMS Mr. Kalpesh D Vaghani
26 Highest Exporter (Cut & Polished Diamonds) (Exports above Rs 2000 cr to 3000cr ) LAXMI DIAMOND Mr.Bakul Gajera
27 Highest Exporter (Cut & Polished Diamonds) (Exports above Rs3000cr ) KIRAN GEMS PRIVATE LIMITED Mr Vallabhbhai Patel
28 Highest Exporter (Cut & Polished Diamonds) (Exports above Rs3000cr ) HARI KRISHNA EXPORTS PRIVATE LIMITED Shailesh Kasodariya /  Ankit Narola
29 Best Agency Supplying Gold BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA Johnson Lewis
30 Best Agency Supplying Gold to highest Number Of Clients MMTC LIMITED Shri Ved Prakash
31 Highest Employment on Rolls of Company EMERALD JEWEL INDUSTRY Mr K Srinivasan
32 Highest Employment on Rolls of Company SAMARTH DIAMOND Mr. Dashrath M. Patel
33 Highest Taxpayer Company PC JEWELLER LTD Mr Balram Garg
34 Highest Taxpayer Company KIRAN GEMS PRIVATE LIMITED Mr  Mavji Patel
35 Clearing Agent of the Year BVC GROUP Mr. Uday Chiani
36 Highest Gems and Jewellery Sales (Importer) – USA S VINOD KUMAR USA Mr Vinod Shah
37 Highest Gems and Jewellery Sales (Importer) – Fareast KIRAN EXPORTS (HK) LTD Mr Varun Lakhani
38 Highest Gems and Jewellery Sales (Importer) – Middle East BAFLEH JEWELLERY Mr Ramesh Vora / Mr Chirag Vora
39 Highest Gems and Jewellery Sales (Importer) – Europe KIRAN EXPORTS BVBA Mr. Vimal Lakhani
40 Best Bank Financing the Industry (Highest Limits Sanctioned) INDUSIND BANK Mr. Ramesh Ganesan
41 Best Bank Financing the Industry (Highest Limits Sanctioned) STATE BANK OF INDIA Mr P N Prasad
42 Best Bank Financing the Industry (Highest Number of Clients) STATE BANK OF INDIA Mr P N Prasad
43 Best Bank Financing the Industry (Highest Growth of Limits – Sanctioned) VIJAYA BANK Mr.Murali Ramaswami
44 Lifetime Achievement Award SHRI SEVANTILAL Premchand SHAH – VENUS JEWELS SHRI SEVANTILAL P SHAH
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