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VITA pulls up its socks Holds its first AGM

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Vapi Information Technology Association (VITA), which was

formed in April last year and has been maintaining a silence period since then,

has now conducted its first annual meeting.

The association also invited its mentor, SITA (Surat

Information Technology Association), to attend the event and motivate the other

members. "SITA is a parent association to us. This time when we attended

SITA Expo 2004, the members motivated us and also explained the benefits of

having an active association. Therefore, in the presence of SITA, we expected

members to also understand the importance of being an active member,"

explained Sanjay Desai, committee member of VITA.

Since its inception, the association has had only 25 members

when the strength of the channel community at Vapi is around 65. "We had

tried forming this association earlier but failed and this was mainly due to the

prejudices dealers had in their minds. But now they have changed, as they are

open to discussions, which is the reason VITA was formed last year. In fact, we

also held a seminar for the members on sales tax. We are also looking forward to

fight out common issues with vendors from this platform," added Desai.

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At the annual meeting, the main agenda included to plan VITA’s

first exhibition at the end of the current year, give out founder membership

certificates to the association members and get new members into the committee.

"There was also an open forum at the meeting for members to discuss various

issues which would be taken up later by the association," said Desai.

The association office bearers consists of Sailesh Bhatt,

President; Rashesh Purohit, Secretary; and Manish Kolsawala, Hitesh Gandhi,

Sanjay Desai and Sanjay Bandhari, all committee members.

Nancy Sudheer


Mumbai

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