MANSA Star Awards felicitates top performers
MUMBAI: Mr. Vaishnav Puri, Chairman and Managing Director, Seaworld Shipping & Logistics was felicitated with the R. S. Cooper Life Time Achievement Award at the 39th Annual General Meeting of Mumbai and Nhava Sheva Ship Agents Association earlier this month.
The AGM and Star Awards Function were held on 1st September 2017 at St. Regis. After conclusion of the AGM in the evening the MANSA Star Awards Function commenced. The Master of Ceremony gave a brief introduction and welcomed Capt. Vivek S. Anand, President MANSA to give the Welcome Address.
The Master of Ceremony (MC) then invited Mr. Saurabh Roy and Mr. Satish Todurkar, YMF Members on stage to release the White Paper on India’s Multimodal logistics with hinterland connectivity by Coastal Shipping since they assisted in its preparation. Thereafter the singing Compere invited the Jury comprising of Mr. Dinesh Lal, Capt. S. P. Rao and Mr. K. P. Desai on stage and thanked them for their efforts to select the winners.
Explaining the theme of Awards to recognize the deserving employees of MANSA Members and to felicitate their hard work to start with the President surprised the Secretariat Staff Mrs. Medha M. Chipkar and Mr. Shashikant S. Dingankar on the special occasion of their completion of 30 years of sincere service and requested the Jury to give away the Memento and a gift cheque. This was followed by presentation of the Awards to all the Award Winners under various categories in stages with entertainment programmes in between.
After the first three Awards were given away the audience was entertained by display of artistic images with MANSA History as the theme by a Sand Artist. Three of the YMF Members Mr. Kaevan Katki, Mr. Jeevan C. P. Elayath and Mr. Ajinkya Dhamale were then awarded with a Memento for their hard work. Thereafter the next two Awards out of the remaining four Awards were given away followed by a sound show by a liquid drummer.
There was also felicitation with an Award to Ms. Sanjam Sahi Gupta, WISTA President on her appointment as a Member of the Executive Board of the World Maritime University – IMO Wing. After that the balance two Awards were given away by the Executive Committee Members.
Mr. Dinesh Lal was awarded “The Past Presidents' Award for Exemplary Contribution to Shipping & Logistics” for his contribution in his various capacities during the spread of his career.
The audience was spellbound to see the artist scribbling on the Blackboard and finally bringing out the image of the winner of “The R. S. Cooper Life Time Achievement Award” which turned out to be Mr. Vaishnav Puri. A short film on his lifetime achievements in the Maritime sector was also played on the screen.
At the close of the function all were invited to join the networking cocktails and dinner.