The Federation of Gujarat Industries was founded in the year 1918, in the erstwhile Baroda State, under the progressive rule of Shrimant Sayajirao Gaekwad, who encouraged social reforms and industrial development to modernize erstwhile Baroda State. FGI as such has a tradition of Industrial Development and its archives are full of events associated with vast industrial growth in and around Vadodara on the golden corridor of Gujarat.
During its 'Platinum Jubilee Year 1993', the FGI instituted biennial Awards in various fields of excellence. The objective behind institution of these awards is to recognize excellence in economic, social and scientific areas. The FGI believes that through these awards, industrial and social achievements in Gujarat will be publicly recognized and encourage others to contribute in the country's efforts of globalization and economic development.
Dignitaries such as Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Dr.Manmohan Singh, Shri Narendra Modi, Shri Suresh Prabhu and Shri Manohar Parrikar have graced the FGI Awards for Excellence and felicitated the winners. The 15th awards function held on 14th April 2018 was graced by Smt. Maneka Gandhi, Hon'ble Minister for Women & Child Development, Govt. of India.
The FGI Awards over the years have achieved unprecedented popularity and have become a brand and a status symbol amongst the business and industrial community and people of Gujarat.
All individuals, NGOs, Institutions & Industries located in the State of Gujarat are eligible to vie for these awards. There is no Fees for Nominations.