In the era of COVID Pandemic, we have witnessed the scale of this crisis. Apart from health related issues, we equally had major social challenge in front of us when we faced the economic halt due to Pandemic. As a media platform, we at SMEStreet and SMEStreet Foundation realized the importance of motivating those Game Changers who paved this phase with their dedication and professional acumen in emerging as a winner for their organization, society or their business ecosystem.
Now, as an observer we realized that the economic halt due to pandemic affected all of us negative;ly but it impacted most on the labours whose entire economic cycle was broken that too in a place where they migrated for work. So, we observed reverse migration of labours in a big way.
This reverse migration became a major challenge for administration and Uttar Pradesh as a state faced a huge challenge of accomodating millions of labours returning back to their homes after having a tough time in other parts of the country.
Well, UP Govt. worked on a fast track mode in ensuring proper mechanism to handle this reverse migration and ensure employment opportunities for those who needed them.
On this backdrop, we wish to humbly recognize UP Govt’s efforts in the last few months of COVID Pandemic which are aimed towards the upliftment of MSMEs and MSME Workforce in the state. So, we conducted this exercise of recognizing the real heroes as Game Changers in the SMEStreet GameChangers award listing, the jury members of SMEStreet GameChangers have chosen Shri Siddharth Nath Singh, Cabinet Minister for MSMEs for Uttar Pradesh Govt. Especially the success of UP’s One District One Product (ODOP) initiative and MSME-oriented programs & awareness building for COVID19. SMEStreet GameChanger is overwhelmed to recognize Shri Siddharth Nath Singh Ji as the SMEStreet GameChanger for his visionary strategic initiatives which will make MSMEs in Uttar Pradesh Grow and flourish.
Commenting on the recognition and this activity, Shri Siddhartha Nath Singh commented, “Since the pandemic started, we started our assessments and impacts of this on the economy of the state. Uttar Pradesh has powerful potential from the perspective of small businesses, local artisans and much more. On the other hand, we have also witnessed major reverse migration from other parts of the country. We have worked in ensuring job opportunities for local migrant workers who opted to come back from various places in the country during the lockdown period. We are thankful to the UP Government’s leadership through CM Shri Yogi Adityanath ji in taking all possible measures to enable a support ecosystem for MSMEs and local workforce. I would also like to thank SMEStreet Foundation for taking this initiative to highlight such success stories from across backgrounds.”
“At SMEStreet Foundation, it is our great pleasure to recognize important game-changers like Hon’ble Shri Siddharth N Singh who led the policymaking initiatives during this crisis of pandemic. Industry leaders, policymakers have made a lot of efforts during the last nine months and ensured a support mechanism for their respective business ecosystem,” says Mr. Faiz Askari, Secretary-General and Editor of SMEStreet Foundation & SMEStreet.in.
The complete list of SMEStreet GameChangers can be read here.