The 9th India Kitchen Congress Awards recognised the persons and organisations that are shaping the Indian modular kitchen industry with their creativity, excellence, and service mindset.
The award recognised corporates (enterprises/companies/organisations) for their contribution to the development of the skill ecosystem for the Interiors, Furniture & Allied industry.
The following awards were given under the ‘Skill Catalyst’ category in IKC 2023:
This award recognizes individuals for their have contributed to the development of the skill ecosystem for the Interiors, Furniture & Allied industry.
Skill Catalyst Award – Corporate: Omega Innovative Industries ( HYFURN), Perumbavoor, Kerala
Skill Catalyst Award – Individual: Bharat Pathak
The initiative was taken on the sidelines of the 3rd Education Working Group meeting under the G20 presidency at CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT), Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
Date: 23 - 28 April 2023
Venue: CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT), Bhubaneswar, Odisha
FFSC’s ‘Skill Pavilion’ showcased the transition process & what lies ahead in the future in terms of career opportunities in the furniture industry.
G20 Delegates and Students were given a detailed insight into the future of the furniture industry in India and opportunities.
FFSC’s Skill Pavilion was a key feature of the Delhiwood 2023 exhibition. From March 2-5, the pavilion provided solutions for a skilled workforce for woodworking and furniture-related industries.
The following were the key achievements of the Skill Pavilion:
FFSC is thankful for the support from NürnbergMesse India, Canadian Wood, Caple Industrial Solutions, Finesse Interiors, Zorin Interiors, Decora Kitchens, and MVS Global for making the #SkillPavilion a success.
FFSC signed MOU with NSTI Bengaluru for its 2nd FFSC Center of Excellence. The Center of Excellence would provide short-term courses in the furniture and fitting sector to offer 100% employment opportunities. Special Thanks to Mr. Satyan Thukral (FFSC Executive member) & Team Caple for extending their support for setting up the COE.
Key features of FFSC’s Centre of Excellence (COE) at NSTI Bengaluru:
Greenply Industries Ltd has organised Hindustan Ki Shaan Awards for industry carpenters and contractors. Mr Rajesh Mittal, CMD, Greenply expressed his joy about hosting this event. “This is an attempt of Greenply to recognize efforts of these carpenters and contractors in glorifying the beauty of Indian home & spaces”.
Attended by 140+ artists from across the country, the ceremony saw the facilitation of 4 zonal winners, and the pan-India national winner, picked from thousands of entries. A lively panel discussion, thrilling performances, networking sessions and a much-awaited facilitation ceremony, made the gala night, a memorable one.
FFSC’s iconic Skill Pavilion was a key feature of the Delhiwood 2023 exhibition. From March 2-5, the pavilion provided solutions for a skilled workforce for woodworking and furniture-related industries.
The Skill Pavilion was launched in 2020 as a unified platform to connect industry, professionals, students and institutions. At the pavilion, FFSC team engaged with Industry Partners to guide them about approaches to skilling and how they can avail of benefits offered by the government through the Skill India program. They also counsel professionals about careers in woodworking, and the growth path they can achieve through appropriate training.
Our #SkillStars were in action at the Skill Academy section, implementing the test projects and showcasing the power of skills.
The following were the key achievements of the Skill Pavilion:
Looking forward to capitalising on the industry support by providing skilling solutions and career opportunities to the learners. Thankful for the support from NürnbergMesse India, CanadianWood, Caple Industrial Solutions, Finesse Interiors, Zorin Interiors, Decora Kitchens and MVS Global for making the #SkillPavilion possible.
FFSC signed MOU with NSTI Hyderabad for its 1st FFSC Center of Excellence. In presence of our Executive Member, Mr. Venkataramana Gorti and industry partners from Hyderabad. The Center of Excellence would provide short-term courses in the furniture and fitting sector to offer 100% employment opportunities.
Key features of FFSC’s Centre of Excellence (COE) at NSTI Hyderabad:
Furniture and Fittings Skill Council (FFSC) is organizing an "Orientation Session", for the new industry members on Wednesday, 18th January 2023 from 11 am – 12 pm, via Microsoft Teams.
The orientation session is a part of the new structured onboarding by FFSC for the new member companies.
The purpose of the session was to make the members and their teams from various backgrounds i.e. Technical, HR, Marketing, etc. to be aware of FFSC & the Skilling Ecosystem. The session was also an introduction to the various teams at FFSC who shall be presenting their respective verticals.
This would help the new members make the most of the association with FFSC and also to carry forward the word in the right direction, in the right manner.
The Governing Council of FFSC is the elected body which decides the operational and governance-related aspects of FFSC. The 26 th Governing Council meeting was held on 22nd December 2022 at Narsi & Associates, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.
The key discussion held during the meeting:
The industry leaders drive the council on a set mission by being part of the General Body and the Governing Council. Mr. Venkataraman Gorti, Managing Director & Country Head, HOMAG India is a part of the Governing Council and also a member of the Board of Standards (BoS) sub-committee, which leads the development of National Occupational Standards (NOS).
To join the mission:
Connect with FFSC’s Stakeholder Engagement Team (email@example.com)
FFSC Chairman Mr. Narsi Kularia recognized by Chief Minister of Maharashtra for his contribution towards the Skill India Mission. Narsi Group is committed & working towards making 'INDIA - The Skill Capital of the World' that what makes them a 'Skill Conscious Employer'.
FFSC has partnered with Greenply for ‘Hindustan Ki Shaan’ which would be recognizing special talent in carpentry or Contractor.
NCVET extended their congratulation to FFSC Chairman Mr. Narsi Kularia for the achievement of certifying 5k+ carpenters and his vision to certify more than 50K+ in the upcoming year.
These certified carpenters are a vital resource in the production of traditional crafts as well as modern, smart & versatile furniture as per the demand of various users.
The 25th Governing Council meeting of FFSC was held on 14th October 2022 via online mode.
The key points for discussion were regarding the announcement of the Steering Committee of FFSC. The revised sub-committee structure for FFSC was also announced, and nominations were received from the executive members.
A detailed Campaign for Mission 2025 was also presented to the members. The sub-committee meetings will now be aligned to take forward the action items for each key function.
At its 7th Annual General Meeting, held on September 16, 2022 in New Delhi, the Furniture & Fittings Skill Council (FFSC) elected a new governing council.
Mr. Narsi Kularia, Managing Director of Narsi Group, has been elected as Chairman, Mr. Rajesh Mittal, Chairman and Managing Director of Greenply Industries Ltd., as Co- Chairman, and Mr. Saurabh Jain, Managing Director of Decora Kitchen Interiors Pvt. Ltd., as Treasurer, along with 12 other industry leaders as Executive Members.
The Governing Council will have a tenure of two-years. FFSC is moving forward with Mission 2025 with the new team.
The culmination ceremony marked the completion of its year-long Furniture Skills Global Conclave
(FSGC), which was launched in September 2021 as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ campaign.
The objective of the conclave was to build awareness about skill-based opportunities in interiors, furniture and allied industries. Dedicated to youth and future skills, through FSGC, the aim was to create awareness about Skill-based opportunities in the Interiors, Furniture & Allied industries.
Under the FSGC banner, over 50+ events (Seminars, Webinars, Workshops, Industry Meets, Exhibitions, Skill Competitions, etc.) were organized, over 10000+ people participated, over 300+ new Industry Partners joined the mission, 5000+ opportunities were created, and have earmarked 23 FFSC Regional Skill Chapters. The larger goal of FSGC was to lay a strong foundation for Mission 2025, wherein FFSC has committed to skill, reskill and upskill 5,00,000 aspirants for various job opportunities.