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.