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GJEPC organizes India Evening to showcase finest of Indian jewels to Ambassadors of leading countries

19 july 2023

The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC), organised the India Evening in New Delhi inviting distinguished Ambassadors, High Commissioners, and trade diplomats representing several countries from across the world along with leading Ministry officials and trade fraternity.

Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, the esteemed Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Education, honoured this event as the Chief Guest. Mr Vipul Shah, GJEPC Chairman, announced that Ms Manushi Chhillar, Miss India World 2017, actress, and youth icon is the new global brand ambassador of GJEPC for promoting India’s diamond, gem & jewellery creations to the global diaspora.

Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Education, said, "India's Ministry of External Affairs has been closely working with GJEPC, providing support in its pursuit of exploring new synergies in emerging markets. I encourage GJEPC to explore untapped markets like Africa and Central Latin America."

Mr Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC, added, “Ambassador Meet 2023 is an opportunity to engage in policy advocacy impacting the gem and Jewellery sector while facilitating more trade and exports. By interacting with ambassadors and diplomats, we aim to raise awareness about India’s prowess in Gems & Jewellery and seek their support in addressing them at a diplomatic and governmental level. India has successfully signed several bilateral trade agreements to enhance exports including those of gem & jewellery, and this forum will help open new doors."

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished