New Delhi, Dec.29: Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble Union Finance Minister presenting Corp Excel - National mSME Excellence Awards 2008 to Mahesh Kamath, Partner, Abharan Jewellers, Udupi, one among the 21 Awardees qualified for these Awards, at a glittering Award Function held at New Delhi.
Namo Narain Meena, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Finance was the Guest of Honour. J.M.Garg, Chairman & Managing Director, Asit Pal & Narendra Singh, Executive Directors of the Bank, Lalit Kumar, Government Nominee Director, M.A.Srinivasan, RBI Nominee Director, A. Mohan Rao, Chief General Manager, General Managers & Executives of the Bank were present on the occasion.
Corporation Bank honours 21 outstanding Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and an Emerging Corporate through its Corp Excel – National mSME Excellence Awards 2008.
The award is a new initiative from the Bank – which is first of its kind by any Public Sector Bank, and that too, for the second time. The Bank has instituted the Awards with an objective to encourage and recognise some of the outstanding mSME Entrepreneurs in the country and in the process enhance Bank’s engagement with this sector.
The Awards were instituted for ten categories each under Small & Medium Enterprises Group viz., 1) Food & Agro-based 2) Textiles & Apparels 3) Machine Tools & Engineering 4) Chemicals & Petrochemicals 5) IT & ITeS Sector 6) Auto Components 7) Drugs & Pharmaceuticals 8) Plastics & Packaging 9) Gems & Jewellery 10) Others (Hospitality Services, Healthcare, Professional & Self Employed) and a separate Award each for Micro Enterprise and Emerging Corporate.
Keeping in view the independent selection and to ensure transparency in the entire process of short-listing and selection of winners, Corporation Bank had entered into a Knowledge Partnership for the process with Justice K S Hegde Institute of Management, an affiliate of Nitte Education Trust, Nitte, Karnataka. M/s Haribhakti Associates, Mumbai, was the Process Validator for the whole process.