Times Network launches the ‘Make in India Summit & Awards’

  • To support the Prime Minister’s macro vision ‘Make In India’
  • Seven organizations bagged the prestigious ‘TIMES NETWORK – Make In India Awards’
  • A premium gathering of India’s top policy makers, bureaucrats and leaders from diverse sectors

NewZNew (Chandigarh) : TIMES NETWORK, a part of India’s largest media conglomerate, The Times Group, launched their IP property, the ‘Make In India Summit and Awards’. The day-long initiative took place on October 18th, 2016, at Taj Palace, New Delhi and was attended by some of the most valued dignitaries in India. The special guests of honour at the event included high profile names such as Nirmala Sitharaman, MoS (Independent Charge), Ministry of Commerce & Industry; Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister Textiles; and Chaudhary Birender Singh, Union Minister Steel and other key speakers such as Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary, DIPP; Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog; Banmali Agrawala, President & CEO, GE, South Asia; Baba Kalyani, CMD, Bharat Forge; Arun Tiwari, CMD, Union Bank Of India to name a few. The summit aimed to lay out key imperatives and framework for turning the vision of ‘Make In India’ into a reality.


The summit kicked off with the welcome address by Sandeep Gurumurthi, Executive Editor, ET NOW, followed by a keynote address by Nirmala Sitharaman, MoS (Independent Charge), Ministry of Commerce & Industry. The panel discussions covered topics such as – India – The Global Manufacturing Hub; Brand – Make In India; Feeding A Billion People – The Role of Food Processing Industry; Make In India – More Than Just A Slogan and so on.

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The panel discussion was followed by the ‘Make In India’ award ceremony where seven organisations were awarded for their remarkable work in taking this initiative further in their respective industries. The event concluded with the closing remarks by Executive Director, HUL, Mr. Pradeep Banerjee.

The ‘TIMES NETWORK Make In India Summit’ was presented by Hindustan Unilever Limited, powered by Union Bank of India, Supported by DIPP and Industry Partner CII. The ‘Times Network Make In India Awards’ were presented by Union Bank Of India, powered by Hindustan Unilever Limited, Supported by DIPP and Industry Partner CII. The entire event will be converted into 5 episodes, each to be telecast on TIMES NOW– India’s No. 1 English News channel and ET NOW – India’s No.1 Business News channel. The episodes will be aired right through the month of November.

The ‘Make In India’ Awardees are:

Sr.No Award Category Winner
1 Largest Investment for Make in India GE India
2 Largest exporter through Make in India Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
3 Indigenization through Make in India Bharat Forge Ltd
4 New Hi-technology for Make in India Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
5 Smart Manufacturing for Make in India Bosch India
6 Game Changer of Make in India PATANJALI AYURVED Ltd
7 Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Present Sustainable manufacturing for Make in India

Tata Steel

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