Recognising Outstanding Contributions and Remarkable Achievements by

Entrepreneurs, Enterprises, SMEs, Corporates, MNCs, Institutions, Women Entrepreneurs & Start-ups.

Apply for Pride of Gujarat Awards


Pride of Gujarat Awards has been initiated by Gujarat Industry Development Association, SME Chamber of India, Federation of Indian SME Association, and India International Trade Centre, jointly with Packaging Industries Association of India and Pride of India Foundation. We would like to invite nominations from the entrepreneurs, enterprises, institutions and individuals for the Financial Year 2021-22. We have been on the forefront for advocating for the policy change and its implementation and supporting the manufacturing industries, SMEs, exports and other sectors for business growth, availing finance, investment, international collaborations, advanced technology, mergers & acquisitions and guidance for business expansion and diversification, as well as transforming enterprises into better business growth.

PRIDE OF GUJARAT AWARDS is a unique recognition of the enterprises, entrepreneurs, business tycoons, institutions, SMEs, inventors, start-ups, young & women entrepreneurs, individuals and the heads of corporates, MNCs, financial & educational institutions, for their outstanding contributions and remarkable achievements in their respective fields. These Awards will brand and market their efforts, initiatives, strategies, skills, contributions towards the society, economy, industries, public services, utility services, research & development and other important aspects. The Award winners will be recognised as the “Role Model from the Business Sectors” and “Brand Ambassadors of Gujarat” and an attractive trophy / memento / plaque and certificate will be given. These Awards’ activities have been supported by World SME Trade Centre, SME Industrial Parks of India, SME Investment Promotion Council, Ahmedabad Business Forum, Start-up Council of India and Women Entrepreneurs Development Council.

Awards Categories

Selection Criteria

Brand Ambassador of Gujarat

We will be creating groups of successful individuals and organisations as the brand ambassador of Gujarat for providing unique guidance and support to youth, young and women entrepreneurs, SMEs, start-ups as well as various industries and institutions for better business connections and growth, expansion and development of manufacturing and service industrial sector as well as providing handholding to promote and brand Gujarat and its business and investment opportunities at National and International level. These Ambassadors will act as the mentor and advisor to provide guidance & knowledge.

Focus Sectors

  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Auto & Auto Ancillary
  • IT
  • ICT
  • Infrastructure
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Education Institutes
  • Electronics
  • Electricals
  • Packaging
  • Food Processing
  • Chemicals
  • Health Care
  • Medical
  • Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Metal
  • Exports
  • Agro-Based Industries
  • Processing Industries
  • Logistics
  • Ports
  • Distributors
  • Marketing
  • Advertisement
  • Media
  • Entertainment
  • Tourism
  • Sports
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Finance & Banking
  • Mining
  • FMCG
  • Textiles & Garments
  • Paper & Plastic
  • Glass
  • Cyber Security
  • Furniture & Fixtures
  • Service Industry
  • Industrial Parks
  • Special Economic Zones
  • NGOs
  • Institutions functioning for environment
  • Water conservation
  • Improvement of skill & scale of SMEs & workforce
  • Rural development
  • Research & Development
  • Women Empowerment
  • Cultural
  • Literature and Allied Industrial & Business Sector

Who Can Apply

► Entrepreneurs, Enterprises, Institutes & Individuals are invited to apply for these awards as per their credentials, achievements, and contribution as well as eligibility criteria.

► Nominations to be submitted along with relevant documents, background information and entrance fee.

► Chairman, Managing Director, CEO, Director, Executive Director or Owner of the company and Heads of organisation or institutions can apply for appropriate Categories.

Initiated By

Supported By

  • Ahmedabad Business Forum
  • World SME Trade Centre
  • NRI Business Support Centre
  • Start-Ups Council of India
  • Women Entrepreneurs Development Council
  • SME Connect - Magazine



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