The Vizagapatam Chamber of Commerce & Industry held its Annual General Body Meeting on 17 June 2019 at Visakhapatnam. On this occasion Mr D V Raju, President, VCCI welcomed all the members to the AGM & highlighted about the activities of the Chamber in the past year. Mr G Veera Mohan, Hony. Secretary made a detailed presentation on the activities organized & participated by VCCI. He mentioned that this was a wonderful year both in organizing more no. of events & the quality of the events as well. Mr R Satish, Hony. Treasurer, briefed the members about the financials of the Chamber whereas Mr Rolland Williams, Executive Committee Member proposed the Vote of Thanks thanking all the stake holders in taking the Chamber’s agenda forward.
On this special occasion of the AGM, the VCCI also organized the VCCI Excellence Awards 2019 in a celebration to recognize the organizations those had demonstrated unique vision and achievement in support of our region’s economy and betterment of the business community. The award winners set themselves apart from the competition and were outstanding representatives of the diversity of our regions’ business community. As it is well said “Excellence is not a skill it is an attitude.”
VCCI honoured the accomplishments, achievements of the organizations and their contribution to the economic growth. Today we applauded and recognized the outstanding efforts of the winners in achieving excellence in various field. The winners were chosen from many applications received for the various categories of awards announced by VCCI. All the applications were scrutinized in a very fair manner keeping in view the selection criteria that were laid down by the JURY.
Mr Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao, Founder Chairman, GMR Group was the Chief Guest of this special occasion. He presented the awards to the awardees & also interacted with them. In his address to the aspiring members, youth & other attendees, he mentioned that excellence is a journey not a destination & winning an award is important but sustaining it is more important. He briefed about the various stages of the Corporate Lifecycle. In this data driven world, change is the only constant whether one likes it or not, he mentioned. He also advised that if there is no failure, there would be no learning which will never lead to success. Hence a purpose driven, value based journey will definitely help achieving success. And to succeed, one must come out of his/her comfort zone and must implement what he/she learns. Also he was of the view that humility is the best way to keep one down to earth & hence one must learn to keep aside his/her ego and move forward in the journey. He showered his gratitude to VCCI for inviting him to this special occasion.
This year, in total 12 awards were presented in 5 categories.
The VCCI also recognized the untiring efforts of the people contributing to the overall growth of our own Visakhapatnam by presenting them Special Recognition.