Series of Events to Mark Vanijya Saptah in Sikkim

Gangtok, September, 17: The Department of Commerce under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India is organizing Vanijya Saptah from 20.9.201 to 26.9.2021 across the country to commemorate the monumental occasion of 75th Anniversary of Indian Independence by organizing various events to showcase the potential of our exporters and manufacturers during this week.

As part of the Vanijya Saptah, Department of Commerce and Industries, Government of Sikkim in association with DGFT and Spices Board is organizing Vanijya Utsav, Exporters Conclave at State level on 21st September 2021 at Directorate of Handicrafts and Handloom (DHH), Zero Point, Gangtok with the theme of “Showcasing India as a Rising Economic Force focussing on Sikkim state”.

An Exhibition having 20 stalls with participation of various sectors viz. Agri, Spices, Food Processing, Dairy, Handicrafts, Handoom, Tourism, Pharma, etc. will be held on 21.9.2021 at Directorate of Handicrafts and Handloom, Zero Point, Gangtok followed by interaction with various stakeholders. Shri. Bedu Singh Panth, Hon’ble Commerce and Industries Minister, Govt of Sikkim will be the Chief Guest and inaugurate the Exhibition and distribute assistance under Large Cardamom Replanting Scheme implemented by Spices Board in Sikkim to the farmers.

A panel discussion will be held on 22.9.2021 at the Conference Hall of the Udyog Bhawan, Upper Tadong with participation of various State / Central Government Departments / Agencies, entrepreneurs, etc. The events aim to bring together all the relevant stakeholders under a single platform by highlighting the progress made in exports/manufacturing from the State, promoting products with export potential from the State, holding panel discussions to identify issues faced by exporters in the State and focus on strategies to improve export scenarios from the State.

Exporters Conclave at Primary District level will be held at Tourism Department Conference Hall, 5th Mile, Gangtok, East District on 24th September 2021 and Exporters Conclave at District Level will be held at West, North and South Districts on 25th or 26th September by showcasing the District as Export Hubs by displaying products / services in the stalls from the districts with export potential focussing on export promotion, manufacturing, investment, employment generation through export growth.

Concerned District Industries Centre in consultation with State Commerce and Industries Dept , DGFT, Spices Board and District Administration will organize the District level Conclave in the respective District Headquarters for the benefit of existing and prospective entrepreneurs / exporters. All the entrepreneurs are invited to participate in the state level and District level programmes.

(Press Release from Director, MSME, Commerce & Industries Department, GoS)

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