Kirit Somaiya Visits GJSCI’s Training Facility in Mumbai at IIGJ


Mumbai: Mr. KiritSomaiya, Member of Parliament, North-East Mumbai visited GJSCI’s state-of-art training centre in Mumbai at IIGJ-M, where he met Mr. Binit Bhatt, CEO, GJSCI and Mr. Prem Kumar, Chairman, GJSCI. During the two hours visit, Mr. Somaiya was given a detailed overview by Mr. Binit Bhatt on various initiatives taken by GJSCI for the up-liftment of gems & Jewellery industry and its workforce.

Mr. KiritSomaiya had a close look and appreciated the efforts taken by GJSCI as well as the advanced teaching techniques and utilities available at the Centre and also extended his best wishes to the division. He also had a detailed discussion with Mr. Binit Bhatt, CEO, GJSCI & Mr. Prem Kothari, Chairman, GJSCI on various aspects related to skilling of labour force of the sector. Further to this, Mr. Somaiya visited Shree Raj Jewels, an export oriented unit located within SEEPZ where Ms. Aekta Shah, COO, Shree Raj Jewels gave detailed insights to various nuances of modern day Jewellery manufacturing.

“GJSCI is dedicatedly working towards the up-liftment of workforce of gems & Jewellery sector. With training being the core of the entire process, we are very particular about having state-of-art facilities. It was an honour for us to have Mr. Somaiya visiting GJSCI’s training center and taking interest in understanding the training process and functionalities. He appreciated GJSCI for its efforts and contribution to the industry which”, said Mr. Binit Bhatt, CEO, GJSCI.

“Today, India is one of the biggest gold market and with so much of talent in the youth supported by state-of-art training facility like this one, we are certain that the Indian Gems &  Jewellery industry will continue to radiate its sheen and luster on a global level”, said Mr. KiritSomaiya, Member of Parliament

Binit Bhatt, Chief Executive Officer, Gem & Jewellery Council of India (GJSCI)

Binit Bhatt, Chief Executive Officer, Gem & Jewellery Council of India (GJSCI), brings with him more than 26 years of industry experience. An MBA (Marketing) by qualification, Binit also holds a GG & FJC certificate from GIA.

During his time in the industry, he has excelled in various roles in the including 4 years in New York with a leading exporter. However, his natural inclination towards gems and jewellery and passion to empower people has made him take up the current assignment with GJSCI. Binit joined GJSCI in the year 2015 and since then has been managing the operations for GJSCI on pan India level. All GJSCI initiatives under his leadership have been aiming at creating skilled labour force for the industry as well as upgrade the standard of living of an average artisan.

In addition to his role at GJSCI Binit loves his stint as a corporate trainer FOR ‘Emotional Intelligence’ and was a visiting faculty at IIGJ based in Mumbai.

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