18 February 2019
New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Mass Communication Alumni Association (IIMCAA) announced winners of the ‘3rd IFFCO IIMCAA Awards’ during the annual alumni meet – Connections 2019, held on Sunday at IIMC HQ in New Delhi.
The seventh edition of the national-level alumni meet started with two-minute silence as a mark of respect to the CRPF soldiers martyred in Pulwama.
The national meet of Connections 2019 in Delhi will be followed by chapter-level meets in more than 15 cities in India and abroad including Mumbai, Bhubaneswar, Lucknow, Patna, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Raipur, Guwahati, Kolkata, Singapore and Dhaka – in next two months.
The IIMC Alumni Association also hosted a Kavi Sammelan and Mushayara in the memory of the Pulwama martyrs in which Prof. Waseem Barelwi, Dr. Nawaz Deobandi, Poet Gajendra Solanki and Dr. Praveen Shukla presented poems on patriotism.
Speaking on the occasion KG Suresh, Director General announced several new initiatives taken by IIMC and shared recent achievements of the institute including getting letter of intent to become a deemed university. Mr. Suresh said, “Our Alumni have made a mark for themselves bringing laurels for themselves and for the institution.”
IIMCAA President Prasad Sanyal, in his presidential address, announced to start IIMCAA Medical Assistance Fund for alumni in medical need which will be chaired by a committee led by Mr. Kalyan Ranjan. IIMCAA also announced to give 7 scholarship of 25000 INR each to IIMC students every year.
In the 3rd IFFCO IIMCAA Awards, 35 Mass Communication professionals were awarded cash prizes of INR 21,000 to INR 51,000.
This year, Tuberculosis awareness campaigner Nandita Venkatesan felicitated as Alumni of the Year and Goonj Co Founder Meenakshi Gupta felicitated for Public Service. Awards were given in various categories including 11 Awards in Reporting, 12 awards in Production, 9 awards in Advertising, PR & Communications and 1 in media research.
Shruti Jain was awarded with the highest winning amount of INR 51,000 for Agricultural reporting while others received the winning amount of INR 21,000.
IFFCO IIMCAA Awards 2019 Full Winners List
IFFCO IIMCAA Awards 2019 Jury Special Mention