All India Wallpaper Covering Association (AIWA) held its ‘Meet & Greet’ on 12 December 2017 at MGM Residency, New Delhi. Members gathered together to thank finance minister Mr. Arun Jaitley and PM Narendra Modi appreciating their move towards reducing GST rate on wallpaper to 18% in turn helping the wallpaper industry to grow and boom. Association President Mr. Baldev Sharma and Gerneral Secretary Mr. Keval Mehta cordially honoured *Mr. Manoj Jain with ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ thanking him for his vision and outstanding efforts, dedication and commitment which has helped the trade to scale to new heights.
The association also decided with a consensus to represent before the governmental authorities for extending the benefits of skill development programme to the workers (kaarigars) of wallpaper industry. The said programme is an initiative by National Skill Development Corporation in association with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. This is a welcome move and seeks to provide skill training to thousands of workers of this industry which would definitely act as a step in realization of Prime Minister’s vision of transforming India into the skill capital of the world.