Recently Butibori Manufacturers Association (BMA) organised its 25th annual general body meeting at Goel Auditorium. The function was presided over by renowned Rudrashk specialist and Founder President Kamal Seetha in the presence of past presidents of association Hemant Ambaselkar, Pradeep Khandelwal and Nitin Lonkar. Annual report for the year 2019- 20 was presented.
As the present term of body was completed, the new executive committee was elected under the supervision of Hemant Ambaselkar and same was inducted to take the charge of Association for next two years i.e. 2020 -22 . Pradeep Khandelwal was unanimously re-elected as President and Shashikant Kotharkar as Secretary. In his inaugural speech, Khandelwal thanked all members for reposing their faith and trusting him for another term. He expressed to continue the ongoing initiatives of BMA and intended to start new programmes like skill development and training centre for imparting skills to local youths, resolving issues faced by small and medium enterprises and perusing the cause of all fellow member units’ at all the Government levels. He also expressed the concern of frequent and unjustified hikes in utility rates by MIDC, MSEDCL etc., thus making the industries uncompetitive and unviable as compared the neighbouring states where cost of production is still affordable as compared to Maharashtra.
He urged concerned Government authorities to look into matter and solve the issues of ESIC Hospital, early completion of flyover, another hike in name of EPC by MIDC etc. The programme was conducted by Milind Kanade and vote of thanks was given by Shashikant Kotharkar. Sanjay Nagulwar and Vijay Agarwal organised the meetings and welcomed the guest to make the event successful. Albert Reginald of Neil Incorporation explained the various financial products to members. The new office-bearers and Executive Committee elected for the year 2020-22 are as below : Dr Kishore Malviya, Puneet Mahajan and Milind Kanade, vice presidents, Nitin Gujjelwar, Manish Gupta and Dr Prashant Agrawal, joint secretaries and Shashin Agrawal, Treasurer. Other EC members elected are LCChakraborty, Sanjay Nagulwar, Hitesh Agrawal, Prashant Meshram, Sanjay Bhalerao, Rakesh Surana, Subodh Deulgaonkar, Alkesh Saraf, Ajay Gupta, Ritesh Singhania, Hemant Bal, Ravi Singh and Ravi Agarwal.