COSIA, a National Chamber of MSMEs, since 2011 has instituted COSIA Adarsh Entrepreneur Award to motivate & recognize the entrepreneurs doing the business with high moral values and without corrupt practices.
This award has been conferred on a first generation innovative entrepreneur Shri. Dharmu Vanjani, the CEO of M/s. S. S. Natu Plastics & Metals Pvt. Ltd. from Thane, Maharashtra. In the year 1988, Shri. Vanjani started the company manufacturing electric motors and over a period of time with inventions he ventured into the manufacture of brushless motors for electric bicycles which is an example of indigenization of the technology. He has also built a manufacturing plant of the said motors in China with the Indian Workers and Engineers. Shri. Vanjani runs the business without indulging in any corrupt practices.
Held on 30th Sept. 2013 at Tip-Top Plaza, Thane
The ceremony to present Adarsh Entrepreneur Award to Shri Vanjani was held on 30th September 2013 at 4.30 p.m. at Tip-Top Plaza, Thane in the presence of noted Entrepreneur & Activist Shri. Arunbhai Gujarathi as the Chief Guest. The MSME Secretary and Development Commissioner of Industry in the Govt. of Maharashtra Smt. Radhika Rastogi and the Director of MSME Development Institute, Mumbai in the Govt. of India, Shri. R.B. Gupte were the other dignitaries present at this function.