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MACCIA’s Delegation visit to ‘Greece-India Business Forum 2018’ with Hon'ble President of India, His Excellency Shri Ram Nathji Kovind
MACCIA’s Delegation visit to ‘Greece-India Business Forum 2018’ was organised in the honour of the state visit of Honorable President of India, His Excellency Shri Ram Nathji Kovind in Greece, from 17th to 19th June 2018. The delegation was led by President Santosh Mandlecha, Vice Presidents Lalit Gandhi and Anilkumar Lodha along with Governing Council members Manpreet Singh, Bhavesh Manek, Jayesh Goyal, Shrikrishna Gosavi and Rajan Thaokar.
The Industrious journey of nine decades of MACCIA, the only State Apex Chamber having its footprints in each and every taluk of Maharashtra, is a milestone of economic progress of Maharashtra in particular, both in pre & post independence period. Salute to the doyen Seth Walchand Hirachand,the Founder President and many other stalwarts like Shri Dahanukar, Shri Garware, Shri Lalchand Hirachand, Shri Bajaj, Shri Apte, Shri Dandekar, Shri Sarda, Shri Babubhai Rathi to name a few, for their unparalleled contribution for the cause of MACCIA.
It is the inspiration for entrepreneurship, caring for prosperity, ease in doing business, best business practices and nourishing economic activity through innovative ways and uniting the trade, commerce, industry & agriculture to strengthen the economy of Maharashtra.
I am delighted to invite you to join MACCIA offering a ‘CENTENARY Membership ‘. Please feel free to call our Secretary General for any query that you may have. MACCIA is your friend, philosopher and guide! Be sure!
Founder President Late Seth Walchand Hirachand
Seth Walchand Hirachand was the Leader of Indian Industry and the Founder President of Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce – MCC, during Pre-Independence days. He was also the Founder Member of FICCI.
‘Swadeshi’ was the only Political and Economical vision during the Pre-independence Period. Every year Conferences on Trade, Commerce and Industry were organized for the development of Indian Trade.
Seth Walchand Hirachand was a strong spokesman of Indian Business Community, and during his tenure, every effort was made for having a developed environment for Businessmen in Maharashtra. During his tenure Chamber was fortunate enough to have Shri B.G.Kher who was the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra in 1937, as a Member of the Chamber.
His Major Contribution
- Availability of Infrastructure like Postal and Telephone for Indian Businessmen in remote areas of Maharashtra.
- Facility of Sea Transport particularly for Konkan Area.
- Concessional Transport rates by Railways, for essential goods, for the benefit of Traders & Businessmen.
- Protection to Sugar and Textile Industries and the Agri-Business.