September, 2021 “The award ceremony of SME-Empowering India Awards 2021′ held on 28th September at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi. Hon’ble MoS for Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India, Smt. Anupriya Patel was the Chief Guest on the occasion. “SME Empowering India Awards – 2020” endeavors to recognize excellence in Indian SME sector by executing a very standardized and rigorous methodology. Various categories and evaluation methodologies have been developed by Knowledge Partners – National Productivity Council & Quality Council of India, under DIPP – Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India. Applications from firms/ companies were called in response to a questionnaire based on quantitative and qualitative aspects of businesses. An independent Jury panel of eminent industry experts evaluated the applications before finalizing the awards.