NRAI launches New Chapter in Chandigarh, appoints Sunveer Sondhi as the Head

All efforts aimed at strengthening and uniting the Industry during the most unprecedented crisis of COVID-19.

National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) represents the interests of 500000+ restaurants across India. The Indian Restaurant Industry’s leading Association India launches New Chapter in Chandigarh and appoints Sunveer Sondhi as the Head of NRAI Chandigarh Chapter.

Rahul Singh, Trustee & Immediate Past President, NRAI said, “I am very happy and honoured to announce the launch of NRAI Chandigarh Chapter which will be spearheaded by Sunveer Sondhi. It was indeed long waited for all of us as Chandigarh and Punjab are two extremely important regions for the Restaurant Sector; especially during today’s unprecedented times. I am sure, with excellent business acumen and result focused approach, Sunveer will bring unprecedented success to the Chapter by leading and resolving pressing issues of the Restaurant fraternity.” 

The Restaurant Industry, with an annual turnover of ~INR 4.25 Lakh Crores is a significant player in the service segment, contributing over 2.1 per cent to the G.D.P. of India, and provides direct employment to over seven million Indians. 

Commenting on his new role as Head of NRAI’s Chandigarh Chapter, Sunveer Sondhi said, “It is my honour to take up the responsibility as the Head of NRAI Chandigarh Chapter. The Indian Restaurant Industry is the worst hit due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Restaurant Owners, be of any size and capacity, are in need of support and guidance. North side restaurants are no exception. This is the time when all should unite under a banner. My first effort as the Head of NRAI Chandigarh Chapter would be to personally interact and bring as many (organized) restaurant owners under the banner of NRAI. Secondly, to put forth Restaurant Industry’s concerns with respective Government departments and try seek breathers urgently required by the industry."

"Third and very important aspect would be conducting seminars and knowledge sessions with the industry experts for the Restaurant Owners to seek advise on how to deal with the on-going phase. The phase where-in many owners are feeling depressed and are in need of breather. I believe that wisdom shared by the experts can do wonders and come as a breather. For the exchange of knowledge & experience, I propose fortnightly and monthly online seminars. This part of the country is known for spending the most on food than the rest of India. Chandigarh and the satellite towns have increasingly seen the rise in demand for organised food service. Positive with exponential growth potential, the restaurants here have the wholehearted willingness to serve the ever-pressing demands of the masses,” he added.


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