Mrs. Neela Vasudeva Dempo along with Pallavi and Shrinivas Dempo of the Dempo Group of Companies released the March issue of Business Goa. The issue celebrates the birth centenary of Vasantrao Dempo, one of Goa’s pioneering entrepreneurs who created a business empire with diversified business verticals that included mining, shipping, engineering, dairy farming, constructions, paints and allied products, retail, media, among others. “My grandfather had an inborn sense for entrepreneurship and opportunities. He worked very hard and remained focused on his varied businesses. He knew his numbers at the back of his palm and had the ability to get to the heart of the matter almost instantly. His contribution to the field of education and football is also immense,” said Shrinivas Dempo.
Speaking at the occasion, Harshvardhan Bhatkuly, Publisher-Editor of Business Goa said, “Vasantrao Dempo is one of the modern masters of entrepreneurship in Goa. His personality and business exploits should serve as an inspiration to youngsters. In the course of writing a book on this business legend, I stumbled upon many stories that make him truly larger than life. Business Goa, being the first and only business magazine in the state, takes pride in celebrating the centenary of this empire builder.”
Business Goa has been published every month since it was launched in July 2009. Over the years, the media company has also successfully hosted an awards event that honour entrepreneurs excelling in various sectors across Goa. This year, the NRB Group presents Business Goa Awards for Corporate Excellence will be held on 3rd April.