11th IAA Olive Crown Awards postponed

17 Mar,2021

By Our Staff

 

The revised Maharashtra government regulations on events have led to the postponement of IAA India’s Olive Crown Awards.

Neeraj Roy

Neeraj Roy

Said Neeraj Roy, Chairperson of the Olive Crown Awards Committee and a Past President of the IA: “We have been monitoring the rising cases of Covid-19 in our state very closely, which is why we had taken a decision nearly 4 weeks ago to hold the awards with no more than 50 people in attendance and also ensure all safety of our guest and enforce strict social distancing norms. Whilst we are keen to celebrate the success and creative work in a difficult and challenging year like 2020 towards sustainability and a greener planet, nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our members, our invited guests, winners and indeed all stakeholders associated with the IAA Olive Crown Awards.  Late last evening, the government of Maharashtra has issued an order, dated the 15th of March, 2021, stating that “No Social/Political/Religious gatherings to be allowed.  Respectfully we adhere to the guidelines issued by our government and in light of the same, we have taken the decision to postpone the 11th edition of the IAA Olive Crown Awards, which was scheduled to be held on the 19th of March, 2021 at the ITC Maratha Hotel in Sahar, Mumbai.”

Megha Tata

Megha Tata

Added Megha Tata, President IAA, “The Olive Crown Awards ceremony are a big draw, more so since the entire process is run as a cause. We were happy that despite the extraordinary circumstances that prevailed last year, the entries, and more importantly the quality of the entries was encouraging. We will wait for the current situation to improve and then announce the winners at an appropriate event.”

 

 

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