30th August is celebrated as National Small Industry Day, every year. Small Industry Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of August every year, to celebrate the hard work undertaken to give adequate healthcare facilities to existing small, medium and large scale industries to support and boost small-scale industries in developing countries. It is an innovative and interactive day that showcases the diverse skills, creativity, innovation, and technology of small-scale industries that contribute towards the betterment of health care in developing nations. The day includes various activities, workshops, and discussions organized by governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations (NPOs), and independent organizations to share experiences and lessons learned from experiences of small enterprises in providing health services to the society. Small scale industries have a wide range of activities to participate and showcase their skills and achievements. A Small Industry Day celebration can be organized as per the requirement and budget.
A Small Industry Day celebrates the accomplishment and the contribution made by small scale industries to the overall development of the nation and contributes towards a better tomorrow. It is also meant to raise the global status of such enterprises in terms of quality, innovation and sustainability. It helps in improving the market perception of such enterprises and promotes their wider access to international markets. The first Small Industry Day was held on August 21, 2021, with the theme “Building the Small Entrepreneurship” and was organized by the World Small Business Association (WSOCA).
Since then, this day is celebrated in the memory of the numerous people who have given their life to service the cause of better health for all. This day is also dedicated to the founder of the Indian Small Business Administration (ISDA) Swaraj Anand. This anniversary is commemorated with various activities and programs conducted by government authorities, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and private sector companies. In addition, there are also a number of corporate events, seminars, conferences, celebrations and other events which are organized in the honor of the late entrepreneur.
On the first Sunday of the month of August, people all over India observe a candlelight parade in the memory of the many entrepreneurs who laid down their life to make India an independent nation. The Parade includes cars, vans, rickshaws, boats, horses, elephant back or pulled carriage, banners, and other large vehicles. Horse drawn carriages are used to cover the path of vehicles. The first Sunday of the August weekend is also known as Lodi da Bais, which commemorates Lodi, the first inhabitant of Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Besides Lodi, there are other important days for Indian entrepreneurs, which include Ganesh Chaturthi, Bhaiduj, Dussehra, Durga Puja, Diwali, Karva Chauth, Navratri, Shravan, Jaansi and Ganesh Chaturthi. The above-mentioned festivals are observed at the end of the August October period. There is a popular saying that the eighth month of the new year is considered as the best time for starting a business in India. This is why most of the companies celebrate these important days with a show or two in the market.
On the other hand, the government of India has also taken care of promoting Indian small businesses on various public platforms. Small Business Week, Indian Small Business Challenges, and the National Awards are some of the major events which are celebrated throughout the year. An important public platform, which is also celebrated on a grand scale is the World Wide Web. Small entrepreneurs and other professionals to use the World Wide Web to share information about products and services, launch their websites and earn money from advertising. There are many blogs and articles that are written on issues related to small business and Indian economy.