New Delhi: The IIMC Alumni Association announced winners of the 5th IFFCO IIMCAA Awards during the annual alumni meet – Connections 2021, held on Sunday at IIMC HQ in New Delhi. Nitendra Singh was declared ‘Alumni of the Year’ while IAS officers Rajender Kataria and Dr Saumitra Mohan were awarded the ‘Public Service Award’ for 2021.
Saroj Singh was awarded the highest winning amount of INR 1,00,000 for Agricultural Reporting while other winners received INR 50,000 each. Parimal Kumar was adjudged the ‘Journalist of the Year (Broadcasting), Utkarsh Kumar Singh won the ‘Journalist of the Year (Publishing)’, Haritha KP won Indian Language Reporter of the Year (Broadcasting), Pooja Kalbalia won Ad Person of the Year and Siddhi Sehgal received PR Person of the Year.
Jharkhand unit of the association was awarded Connecting Chapter of the year, while the batch of 2000-01 was awarded ‘Connecting Batch of the Year’ and Nishant Sharma was awarded ‘Connecting Alumni of the Year’. This year, the Alumni Association also felicitated Golden Jubilee (1970-71) and Silver Jubilee (1995-96) batches.
Prof. Sanjay Dwivedi, IIMC DG, congratulated the IIMCAA for successful event and said: “Any institute’s foundation is not just built on bricks and mortar, it’s the alumni which strengthens the foundation and takes it to newer heights. Given the ongoing pandemic, the office-bearers have maintained the momentum of organising the grand event. The CC members did a brilliant job and brought positive feelings by organising this year’s alumni meet.”
IIMCAA President Prasad Sanyal chaired the event that was that was addressed by Simrat Gulati; Rajender Kataria MK Tikku, Partha Ghosh; Nitin Pradhan, Manoj Kumar, Harshendra Verdhan among others. The national meet of Connections 2021 in Delhi will be followed by chapter-level meets in other major cities in India and abroad over the next two-three months.