CEAMA concluded their 33'd annual function this evening. Present on the occasion were Shri Praful Patel - Hon'ble Minister of Heavy Industries and Fublic Enterprises, Shri J. Satyanarayanarn- Secretary, Department of Electronics & IT and Mr. Anirudh V Dhoot - President CEAMA
Online PR News – 17-December-2012 – New Delhi – Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association
(CEAMA) concluded their 33'd annual function this evening. Present on the occasion were Shri
Praful Patel - Hon'ble Minister of Heavy Industries and Fublic Enterprises, Shri J. Satyanarayana
- Secretary, Department of Electronics & IT, Shri M. S" Bitta - Chairman, All India Anti-
Terrorist Front, Shri Mohammed Azharuddin - Member of Parliament along with Mr. Anirudh V
Dhoot - President CEAMA and many prominent industry leaders.
Throughout this year, the leadership team of CEAMA members met on several occasions. In
August a Seminar was conducted along-with the Government of Rajasthan titled, 'Advantage
Rajasthan - Opportunities for Electronics Hub' with a view to encourage Investment in the State
of Rajasthan. CEAMA also successfully concluded the inaugural edition of Home Electronics
Show 2012 (HES - 2012) * India's biggest ever exhibition of Consumer Electronics, Home
Appliances, ICT and Digital Lifestyle Products. The high-energy extravaganza was held for
three-days, in October, atPragati Maidan, New Delhi.
Mr. Praful Patel, shared his thoughts and Industry leaders present on the occasion benefited from
his vision. In his view "The Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances industry in India after
showing healthy growth for last many years was experiencing a weak demand due to slowdown
in the economy. He said that country had experienced tremendous progress in these two
decades, leading to growth in all sectors including Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances
sector. He advised the Indian Electronic & Home Appliances industry to start looking at
indigenous sources for components and raw materials.
Mr. J Satyanarayana, Secy. Depaftment of Electronics & IT spoke about Electronic Hardware
being identified as thrust area. He said that Gor,t. has notified Electronic Policy to incentivize
Electronic Hardware manufacturing in the country
At today's Annual Function, Mr. Anirudh Dhoot, President CEAMA & Director Videocon
addressed the dignitaries and spoke about the current economic condition with its effect on the
current performance of consumer durable sector. He said, "'We, at CEAMA have made efforts to
promote the growth and development of electronic hardware industry in the country. The
industry has reached an annual tumover of Rs.40,000 crores and I would like to express my
gratitude towards the Government for the initiatives taken towards the improvement of this
industry." He concluded stating that the demand of electronics in the Indian market is projected
to grow to US $125 billion in next 2-3 years and US $ 400 billion by 2020.
At the Annual Function, Shri Praful Patel - Hon'ble Minister of Heavy Industries and Public
Enterprises felicitated Mr. Daizo Ito, President, Panasonic India Pvt. Ltd, with the "Man of
Electronics" Award and "Outstanding Professional" of the Industry award to Mr. Ravinder
Zutsht, Dy Managing Director, Samsung India Electronics P,1. Ltd.
ABOUT MR. ANIRUDH DHOOT, PRESIDENT CEAMA:
Born in the year 1978 in Kolkata, Anirudh is a young and dynamic Industry Leader. He is the
Director of the Videocon Group of Companies and is also the Head of Sales & Marketing of
Videocon's Consumer Electronics Division.