Consulate General of India
INDIAN INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION CUM WORKSHOP OPENED IN JAFFNA
With the financial support of the Consulate General of India in Jaffna, the Rotary Club of Jaffna in association with the Industrial Development Board of the Northern Province has organized an Exhibition cum Workshop for the Cottage and Small Scale Entrepreneurs at Veerasingham Hall in Jaffna from 16-17, February 2019. The programme is open to the public from 9 am to 4.30 pm on these days.
2. Hon’ble NPC Chairman Mr.C.V.K.Sivagnanam and His Worshipful Jaffna Mayor Emmanuel Arnold jointly inaugurated the Exhibition in the presence of Consul General of India Mr.S.Balachandran, Governor’s Secretary Mr. Elangovan, Deputy Chief Secretary Ms.Meghanathan, Jaffna Rotary Club President Mr.Prasanthan, Jaffna Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Mr.Vignesh, NGO Council’s Secretary, IDB officials, Rotary Club members from India and Jaffna, Consulate officials, Exhibitors, entrepreneurs and well-wishers.
3. Addressing the gathering, both Mr.Sivagnanam and Mr.Arnold praised the continuous assistance rendered by the Indian Consulate in Jaffna for the development of the Northern Province and urged the participants to shed their inhibitions, take benefit from the workshop and become self-reliant. Rotarian Prasanthan appealed to the beneficiaries to move from being aid-recipients to aid-givers through hard work.
4. Over 13 companies from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India have put up their machines on display with a live demonstration of the working of the machines. They will impart training to over 450 registered beneficiaries, mostly from women headed families in the next two days. The Rotary Club of Jaffna will assist the beneficiaries to acquire these machines at a subsidized price and also will help market the goods produced by them.
16 February 2019