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TURA: Tura resident, Samir Agarwal, a resident of Tura recently won the State Bank (SBI)–Times Network Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Award, beating several companies in the SME category while doing so.
The award was presented on December 5 to the 34-year-old entrepreneur and his company, Manjushree Innovations Pvt Ltd, based in Guwahati, Assam in the Consumer Goods Manufacturing Segment.
An esteemed panel of jurists decided the award on various parameters, with companies from across India taking part in the competition.
Born in the year 1984, Samir completed his studies until Class VIII from Sherwood School before moving out of the state to complete his education. He completed his graduation under Delhi University before doing his MBA from one of the most prestigious business schools in the country, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
“My company, Manjushree Innovations Pvt Ltd, is a part of the Manjushree Group, in Assam and Meghalaya. It is the leader in plastic flexible packaging in North-East Region since the past two decades. We have converting and extrusion division certified by the BRC Global Standards for Packaging and Packaging Materials with Grade A,” said Samir on his company.
MNCs and companies like Tata Consumer Limited, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Marico, Godrej, Hetero Pharmaceuticals, Dabur are among its clientele.
Speaking to Samir on his achievement, “This is an award for the entire team and not just one individual as the leader is only as good or as bad as his team. It means a lot for all of us.”
“Some of them have been with us since before my birth, and we are like a family. My company’s assets are not the machines we have, but the people who work with us. They mean everything to me and my family,” added Samir.
Explaining his reason for returning to his family business after his MBA, he said he wanted to use his learning and bring a fresh perspective to catapult the company to new heights.
“I hope this award will be an inspiration to the people of the North East, where talented people often have a tendency to step out to work in other states, or other countries. I believe winning in this category will provide a boost to the ‘Make in India’ and ‘Look East’ initiative of the Government as far as the North-East region is concerned,” said Samir.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)