(Left) Maharashtra Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule and (right) Rajesh Rokde at the conference.
Addressing the State-level conference of jewellers community held here in the city on Sunday, Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Nagpur Member of Parliament Nitin Gadkari appealed to the community persons to become ‘job givers’ rather than running after jobs. Through video conferencing, Gadkari said that people belonging to the community should stick to their traditional profession and excel in it. “You should explore opportunities to export jewellery.
Government is ready to provide all possible infrastructure to those who wish to take this profession to a next level,” he said. The conference was held at Kavi Suresh Bhat Auditorium wherein representatives of all the sub-castes within the community were present. Vijayrao Phadnikar presided over the event. Maharashtra Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, BJP City President Sudhakar Kohale, MLC Girish Vyas, Surendra Shankarseth and others were also present on the occasion. Expressing his views at the event, Bawankule said the State Government was committed to resolve all the issues of the jewellers.
“The Government is supporting the community in all possible manners so that the we could develop better facilities here. We are also looking at develpoing a hub for jewellery making so that the community could prosper. Apart from this, we are also looking at supporting community to build a community hall,” he said. Rajesh Rokde, Secretary of Nagpur Sarafa Association and President of the Reception Committee of the event said that because of various reasons, many jewellers were running after jobs. “They are no more interested in running their own business.
Implementation of Gold Control Act played a very crucial role in this regard,” he pointed out. Sourabh Dhomne and Sanjay Dhomne both from Wardha, Rajesh Londhe of Londhe Jewellers, Sudhir Darodkar of Darodkar Jewellers, Vishal Rokde and Vatsal Bangre and others were the panelists at the panel discussion held on the occasion. The panelists discussed various issues of the jewellers. Apart from this, various cultural event were also conducted for ladies and kids.