Surat Mercantile Association Holds 174th Weekly Meeting

SMA Addresses Business Issues, Urges Against Shop Sealing

Surat Mercantile Association Holds 174th Weekly Meeting

Surat - The Surat Mercantile Association (SMA) conducted its 174th regular weekly problem resolution meeting on Sunday, June 9, 2024, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Maheshwari Bhawan, CT Light. Under the leadership of SMA Chief Narendra Sabu and his Panch Panel and Core Committee team, the meeting aimed to serve the business community selflessly.

Attended by 116 business members, the meeting addressed 32 applications for problem resolution. Two applications were resolved immediately through discussions, while the remaining cases were handed over to the Panch Panel and Legal Team for further processing.

Additionally, 10 business members expressed gratitude to the organization for resolving financial issues amounting to Rs 68 lakh. The attendees unanimously called on the state government to cease harassing small traders by sealing their shops, urging for immediate intervention to address the issue. The business community expressed deep frustration and anger over the ongoing shop sealing.

In his presidential address, Narendra Sabu advised business members to seek prompt diagnosis and assistance for any business-related or personal issues from qualified professionals or the organization to prevent them from escalating.

The meeting concluded with refreshments, attended by notable SMA members including Ashok Goyal, Rajiv Umar, Durgesh Tibdewal, Manoj Agarwal, Sandeep Agarwal, Ramkishore Bajaj, Arvind Jain, Ghanshyam Maheshwari, Basant Maheshwari, Anil Bhauwala, and Rajendra Kanodia.

Business Insights by Sajjan Jalan:

In a continued effort to support business growth, the SMA invited esteemed industrialist Sajjan Jalan as this week’s seminar guest. Jalan, who moved to Surat from Delhi in 1998, has established a prominent name in the dress material and garments sector over the past 26 years.

Jalan advised business members to focus on quality creation rather than overproduction, emphasizing that profitability comes from producing high-quality goods. He discouraged participating in unnecessary business races and encouraged a strategic approach to business growth.

The SMA’s weekly meetings aim to provide valuable insights and support to Surat’s business community, fostering growth and addressing pressing issues.