The National Traders Welfare Board (Government of India) established for the betterment of traders, recently organized a Traders’ Meet in Chennai. This event was conducted in collaboration with the Federation of Tamil Nadu Merchants and Manufacturers Associations (FTMMA). The FTMMA, founded in 1997, serves as an apex body for 48 Trade Associations in and around George Town, Chennai, representing approximately 18,000 affiliated traders.
These Trade Associations and Manufacturers encompass various businesses, including Jewelers, Electrical & Electronics, Stationery, Food Products, Glass, Plywood, Garments & Apparels, among others, representing both small and large traders.
Mr. Sunilji Singhi, the Chairman of the National Traders Welfare Board, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Joining him were Mr. Rajesh Chandan and Mr. Adesh Kumar, esteemed Board Members of the National Traders Welfare Board, as Guests of Honor.
Organized by Mr. Vinod Nair, President of FTMMA, and Mr. Ajay Dugar, Secretary of FTMAA, along with other dignitaries from the board, the meeting served as a crucial platform for fostering cooperation and collaboration among traders from various fields.
During the media address, Mr. Vinod Nair and the other dignitaries highlighted the historic significance of this Traders’ Meet, being the first of its kind aimed at promoting the welfare and growth of over 18,000 traders across diverse industries. They expressed their commitment to addressing the immediate needs of traders, which includes implementing insurance and pension schemes for traders, as a priority to kickstart their efforts.
The event successfully brought together 500 members, all gathering to deliberate on strategies to advance the objectives of the board and prioritize the welfare of traders. Overall, the event symbolized a united front and a dedicated effort to improve the lives and prospects of traders.