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Industrialist Narayan Bandekar receiving the felicitation scroll from the chairman of Dempo Group of Companies Shrinivas Dempo, in the presence of the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, the Union Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) Shripad Naik, chairman of Alcon Counto Group Anil Counto and president of Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sandip Bhandare

CM praises Bandekar for his stellar role in developing Goan industry


PANAJI: Stating that the industrialist Narayan Bandekar had deep understanding of the issues taken up by him during his tenure as the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) president, the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, on Wednesday, praised Bandekar for his stellar role in developing the Goan industry.

Parrikar said that Bandekar’s biggest contribution as the industry leader was in presenting problems faced by the local unit owners to the government in a succinct manner.

“It is because of his thorough understanding of the issues and quick grasp,” said the Chief Minister, during a late evening felicitation function of the industrialist.

He also said that Bandekar also needs to be commended for getting together varied segments of local industry and giving them equal representation in the GCCI.

“I wish him healthy life ahead,” he said.

Bandekar celebrated his 75th birthday on December 7.

The felicitation function was co-hosted by the GCCI, the CII-Goa, GSIA, CREDAI-Goa chapter, and was widely attended by heads of Goan business houses, local entrepreneurs and businessmen.

Bandekar, besides being  an enterprising  and highly-successful businessman  with interests in mining, pharma, light engineering, construction  and hospitality  etc, is  also  known  to be a philanthropist  and  a  lover  of  art  and culture.

“Bandekar being a second generation businessman has expanded his business not only in India but also worldwide,” pointed out the chairman of Dempo Group of Companies Shrinivas Dempo.

Speaking on the occasion, Anil Counto, chairman of Alcon Counto Group, said that many successful entrepreneurs including himself have received financial support from the industrialist during times of need.

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