Sunday, July 23, 2023

58 Years of Excellence: West Bengal Garment Manufacturers and Dealers Association"

The West Bengal Garment Manufacturers and Dealers Association, with a remarkable legacy of 58 years in dedicated service to the garments sector in our state, proudly hosted the 54th Garment Fair and B2B Expo. This prestigious event unfolded over three days, from 20th to 22nd July 2023, at the Biswa Bangla Mela Prangan in Kolkata. The exhibition witnessed the participation of over 600 national and international brands and was poised to generate business transactions worth an estimated Rs. 500-700 Crore through wholesale deals.

Graced by the presence of prominent dignitaries, industry stalwarts, and leading business houses, the event garnered immense significance in bolstering the state economy. The inauguration ceremony was attended by esteemed personalities such as Sri. Sujit Bose, Minister of State for Fire, Govt. of WB; Sri. Dilip Mondal, Minister of State Transport Department, Govt. of WB, as well as Sri. Nirmal Jain, Founder of Evergreen Hosiery Industry, among others. The occasion was indeed a convergence of key players in the garment sector, reflecting the event's reputation as the most trusted and frequented business meet in the Eastern region.

The West Bengal Garment Manufacturers & Dealers Association has been organizing the Garment Fair and B2B Expo since its inception to foster a modern, vibrant, and competitive garment industry, mainly comprising MSMEs. With the overarching objective of establishing the state as a robust hub in the global textile supply chain, this association has consistently played a pivotal role in generating substantial employment opportunities and supporting the state's economic growth.

Speaking on this momentous occasion, Sri. Hari Kishan Rathi, President of West Bengal Garment Manufacturers & Dealers Association, remarked, "Starting modestly with an ambitious vision, our past Presidents and industry pioneers laid the foundation, and today, we proudly follow in their footsteps. 

Sri. Devendra Baid, Honorary Secretary of West Bengal Garment Manufacturers & Dealers Association, shared his insights on the event, stating, "The Buyers & Sellers Meet organized by our Association has witnessed tremendous success over the past five decades, effectively serving the business needs of the Eastern region. Despite the challenges posed by fluctuating economic climates and the rise and fall of numerous garment companies, this Meet has continued to flourish, providing unparalleled support to the industry in adapting to changing paradigms."

The presence of other esteemed committee members added further prestige to the event, including Sri Kanhiyalal Lakhotia (Treasurer), Sri Prem Kumar Sinhal (Jt. Treasurer), Sri Hari Prasad Sharma (Former President), and several others who played crucial roles in guiding the Association.

Few Words About WBGMDA:

The West Bengal Garment Manufacturers and Dealers Association is a preeminent organization representing the readymade garment industry and trade in Eastern India. Established in 1962, the Association has been dedicatedly fostering the growth of the readymade garment sector in the region. Originally formed under the aegis of the Bharat Chamber of Commerce, the Association continues its affiliation with the Chamber. Boasting over 500 members and a democratic structure, the Association operates under the guidance of a Core Committee, Committee Members, and Co-opted Members, ensuring effective governance. 

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