Masala King Dr. Dhananjay Datar, the Dubai based entrepreneur and chairman of renowned Al Adil Trading Co. LLC, UAE, has been honoured with ‘Kokan Global Personality Award'. The award was conferred on him by Sharad Pawar, Agriculture Minister, Govt. of India, at the inauguration ceremony of the 4th Global Kokan Festival.
This 3 day festival was organized at CIDCO ground, Sanpada, Navi Mumbai, jointly by Kokan Bhoomi Prathishthan and Navi Mumbai Builder Association. Present on the occasion were Sunil Tatkare, Minister of Water Resources, Maharashtra, Ganesh Naik, Thane Guardian Minister, Uday Samant, State Minister for Urban Development, Dr. Sanjiv Naik, MP, Bhai Jagtap, MLA, Pramod Hindurao, CIDCO chairman and other dignitaries.
“I feel immensely privileged and humbled on being bestowed with such a prestigious honour, from the hands of Sharad Pawar Saheb. These awards always drive me to be more conscious towards work, people and the society. It is a vindication of Al Adil Trading's matchless business abilities, our overall excellence and rapid growth in the last few years, despite recession world over,” said Dhananjay Datar.
Al Adil Trading Co. LLC, UAE's leading name for Indian food stuff, in its 30 years of operations, has opened as many as 25 superstores, 2 Flour Mill Factories and 2 Spices factories across UAE. Apart from promoting the distribution of Indian food articles abroad through their stores, which is a great source of homemade ingredients for the expatriate population, the company helps the rural agricultural production in India by ordering more 8000 products from across the country. The overall export from India would be around 11,000 tonnes of various products every month. This includes both processed and unprocessed food.
The trust and reliability is such that, Indian population is UAE waits for promotional offers from Al Adil on every festival and special occasions. Dr. Datar is a known name among Indian expatriates across UAe. And what next? “We want to maintain our growth rate and have charted an expansion plan to open 50 stores in GCC countries”, says a beaming Datar.