Need to Create State of Art Museum in Gujarat

Gandhinagar: A symposium was organized by the Gem & Jewellery Trade Council of India (GJTCI) where Mr. O. P. Kohli, Honorable Governor of Gujarat, Shri Shantibhai Patel, President, GJTCI and leading trade dignitaries and craftsman remained present.

Artifacts & designs of craftsman were showcased & trade dignitaries were honoured by Governor of Gujarat to name a few Shri Natubhai Chokshi of M/s. CVM Exports, Junagadh, Shri Dhiraj Jadia of M/s. D. J. Jewellers, Ahmedabad & Ms. Priti Bhatia of M/s. Awesome Sparklers, Surat. Trade dignitaries remained present to name few Shri Sureshbhai Kansara of M/s. Gujarat Gold Center, Ahmedabad, Shri Yogendra Sarkar of M/s. Sarkar Jewellers, Ahmedabad, Shri Hasubhai of Angadia Association, Ahmedabad.

Shri Shantibhai Patel informed about the current status of the industry and laid emphasis on establishment of state of the art museum in Gujarat. A brief presentation of G & J sector was also played.

G&J industry of Gujarat:

  • Gujarat’s Gems & Jewellery sector is expected to grow at a rate of 15%
  • Sector employs approx. 10 to 12 lac people.
  • Surat, Ahmedabad and Rajkot are the major Gems & Jewellery clusters
  • Rajkot is internationally known for its unique hand-made gold and silver ornaments.
  • Ahmedabad has the potential and necessary infrastructure to become International Gems & Jewellery Hub.

Honorable Governor highly appreciated the work done by GJTCI team members for the development of the G&J sector. During his speech emphasized on:

  • Social security for the artisans
  • Development of State of the art Training center
  • Establishment of Museum
  • Industry to move towards organized way
  • Adoption of technology in manufacturing as per international standards
  • Increase employment in the G & J Sector.