Port Blair, Sept 2: The 51st Annual General Meeting of Andaman Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI) was held in the conference hall of Hotel TSG Emerald View, Phoenix Bay here today. The Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Shri Chetan B. Sanghi graced the occasion as the chief guest. The Secretary Industries, Smt. Neha Bansal was also present on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Secretary expressed happiness in attending the AGM of the ACCI under which many groups and associations are active in carrying out different trades and businesses in the Isles. Describing ACCI as vibrant in A&N Islands, Shri Sanghi stated that the Chamber always puts forth their issues with ease, and in an effective manner.
The Chief Secretary said that A&N Administration is committed towards economic development of these Islands. Providing basic amenities and facilities to the person who is not representing any trade or Industry is also equally important for the Govt. and the Administration, the Chief Secretary added. The Chief Secretary further informed that senior officials in different Ministries have assured of their help to these Islands for taking up good projects and its timely implementation. The Govt. of India has also reviewed some long term and short term ambitious projects and the Administration is committed towards completing these projects in a time bound manner for which the support of ACCI is also vital, said the Chief Secretary.
The Chief Secretary said that Administration desires to maintain interactions with the ACCI so that their issues are solved in these Islands itself. “Be our helpers in helping you”, said the Chief Secretary adding that the better co-operation between the Administration and ACCI will accelerate development activities in these Islands.
The Chief Secretary also released a pictorial biography of the Past President of ACCI, Shri Hari Narayan Arora, depicting his contributions to the Islands, and wished him a healthy & prosperous life ahead. The President ACCI, Shri Girish Arora through a video presentation informed about the functioning of the ACCI and the activities carried out by it during 2017-18 as well as in the current financial year.
The Staff of Hotel TSG Emerald View handed over a cheque of Rs 1.25 lakhs for the Kerala Flood Relief Fund to the Chief Secretary during this programme. Shri Subramaniam, on behalf of Gold Merchants Association announced a sum of Rs 75,000 for Kerala Relief Fund. Shri Abhijit Agarwal, Member, ACCI moderated the programme.