Mumbai : The Installation ceremony of Committee of Administration (COA) of India’s prestigious gems and jewellery industry body the All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) concluded successfully on 29th January 2023 at Hotel St Regis, Mumbai
Attended by more than 200 prominent jewellers from across India, Mr. Saiyam Mehra the New Chairman of GJC and Mr Rajesh Rokde, Vice Chairman GJC took official charge of this prestigious body. Mr Ashish Pethe in a glittering felicitation ceremony held in St. Regis at Mumbai will continue as the Immediate Past Chairman of GJC.
Mr. Ashish Pethe, Immediate Past Chairman, said, “It was two years back when I took an oath of the office of COA in Goa. Now, the time has come to hand over Chairmanship to Mr. Saiyam Mehra. I hope, I have done justice to the task entrusted to me. I thank my entire board for reposing faith in me and giving me the privilege to lead this august organisation,”
Mr Pethe thanked past Chairmen, Nitin Khandelwal, Ashok Minawala, Bachraj Bamalwa, Vinod Hayagriv, GV Sreedhar, Haresh Soni and IPC during his tenure, Anantha Padmanaban for extending phenomenal support and pushing him to deliver more.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Saiyam Mehra, Chairman GJC said, “Speaking on the occasion, Mr Mehra said, “I am thankful to the entire COA for having faith in me to lead this prestigious organization as its Chairman. As the chairman of GJC, I shall continue the legacy of my predecessors and strive for the betterment of the entire gems and jewellery fraternity. I shall endorse the COA’s vision and address the interest of all our esteemed members through activating each zone with the formation of zone-wise committees that will take care of zonal activities”.
He further added, “My priority goal is and follow up with the government on issues that benefits the industry. I shall also try to bring the entire industry on one platform.
Mr Mehra further quipped, “Our motto is to protect, promote and progress. Additionally, I shall work hard to educate the new generation about fair trade practices by conducting Labham, create new business opportunities to increase contribution to the country’s GDP.”
The GJC has already sent its Union Budget expectations and its COA aggressively dedicate time towards the Council’s motto of Protect, Promote and Progress. As the youngest chairman of GJC, Mr. Mehra stressed working together and achieving this goal for the betterment of the entire gems and jewellery industry.
Mr. Rajesh Rokde, Vice Chairman GJC, said, “I thank the COA for such a great honour given to me. As a Vice Chairman, I shall shoulder the big responsibility of the GJC and try to put in my 100 per cent to serve the industry. I shall work hand in hand with the Chairman Mr Mehra and other COA members to elevate the industry to the next level,”
The event concluded with the installation of the entire COA for the year 2023-24.