The All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC), has started its nomination process for the National Jewellery Awards (NJA) 2018. The awards recognise outstanding contributions in the Indian domestic gem and jewellery industry in the areas of design, manufacturing quality as well as marketing and business development excellence in the country’s jewellery manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.
The final presentation of the awards will take place in Mumbai on February 11, 2019.
Features of this year’s NJA include:
- Over 36 awards in 5 categories.
- The introduction of Corporate Social Responsibility and Women’s Entrepreneurship awards for the first time.
- Scholarships worth ₹10 lakh ($14,265) for students.
Consultants Ernst & Young are to be the process advisors for the awards and the event is to be telecast on CNBC Awaaz.
The award categories include 16 for jewellery, three for excellence, 5 for retail stores, 3 for designers and artisans and one for student of the year.
GJC Chairman Nitin Khandelwal, noted that the awards have been instituted for eight years now, and that the GJC has always been ready to recognise excellence in the industry. He urged stakeholders from all over the country to participate in the event.
GJC Vice Chairman Anantha Padmanabhan observed that the NJA provides a platform for and creates a pool of opportunities for industry stakeholders in every segment of the value chain.
NJA Co-convener Ashish Pethe observed that the GJC strongly believed that every segment of the gem and jewellery industry deserved recognition for hard work and excellence.
The GJC said the last date for contest submissions is January 10, 2019.