Goa Chamber in association with Government of Goa, – Department of Industries, Goa State Industries Association and Goa Technology Association celebrated entrepreneur’s day on August 21 at Institute Menezes Braganza in the city by organising a half day MSME event.
Addressing a press conference at GCCI in the city, Manguirish Pai Raiker, Chairman, ASSOCHAM MSME Council, said Reserve Bank of India (RBI), State Bank of India (SBI) along with 20 other banks and financial institutions like MSME-Development Institute, SIDBI, EDC, NABARD Ltd would be major facilitators for the event.
The aim of the event was to highlight “Goa – as the next Entrepreneurial Destination” and create awareness on opportunities available for economic development of the state, he said, adding the event would also help in producing actual figures of employment generated through the massive boost to Goan MSME sector.
All major Banks from the state would be sanctioning loans, educating the prospective entrepreneurs on various financial schemes available, he said. Around 150-200 prospective entrepreneurs from the state were expected to avail of the opportunity helping Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream come true by strengthening and building sustainable MSM & focusing on “Job Creators rather than Job Seekers”, he said. The event would feature talks on role of academia and banking sector in promoting entrepreneurship, he said, adding on the sidelines of the main event, various Banks, MSME-DI, Department Of Industries, Goa Government, EDC Ltd, would display their relevant schemes and interact with prospective entrepreneurs through specially designated stalls. Suyash Asthana, Deputy General Manager, SBI, S T. Kannan, General Manager, RBI, Shrianshu, Assistant General Manager, SBI, and Carey Mascarenhas, Assistant General Manager, RBI, were also present in the press conference.