Action packed SPAI-FESPA Awards 2017 Nite in Goa
Over 150 print professionals gathered at Goa's beach resort, Holiday Inn on 14th September 2017 to celebrate 'Excellence in Screen, Digital and Textile Printing'. The Awards competition drew some of the most reputed names from the screen printing industry competing with each other with their finest work of creativity. The 'print competition', perhaps the first and one of its kind in Indian screen printing industry, had received over 400 entries under 15 main categories.
The glittering and entertainment-filled awards celebrations began with the National Anthem followed by Lighting of the Holy Lamp. A newly created logo of SPAI (Screen Printers' Association of India) was also unveiled by cutting the cake and a video presentation.
In his welcome address, Mustafa Kapadia, President of SPAI, touched upon SPAI's activities and its affiliation to FESPA. He thanked all the jury members for their painstakingly judging such voluminous entries just in two days. These judges were honoured by SPAI top office bearers, for their untiring and unbiased judgments for which they had spent day-night on 12, 13 and 14th September 2017 in Goa. Mustafa also thanked Bhargav Mistry for his tireless effort in making the Awards event a great success. He also thanked all the sponsors of the event.
As the Award ceremony gathered momentum, Bhargav Mistry delivered a keynote speech on SPAI-FESPA Awards. While ending his speech, he also introduced the 18-member team of musicians from NODA (National Organisation of Disabled Artists).
The stage was then set for presentation of much-awaited performance awards in the screen, digital and textile printing. The award presentation was started by CONGRATULATING 5 Indian
companies who made India proud by winning awards at the recent FESPA 2017 in Hamberg, Germany, viz, Classic Stripes, Shakti Keypads, Tarun Print Tech, Keetronics and Protolab.
The SPAI-FESPA 2017 Awards were presented in two phases. After the first set of awards, a series of Special Awards were presented. To begin with, Bhargav Mistry was called on the stage to explain the rationale behind instituting such special awards
After the presentation of the remaining Categories of Awards, DMI team, viz, Shailesh and Rishi, were felicitated for their unending coordination, follow ups, data entry, segregation, management and administration and other efforts taken by them to make this a successful event. An award of appreciation was announced to Aashna Mistry for designing SPAI's new logo. In her absence, the honour was received by Neha Mistry. Finally, the voluntary work of students from GIPT (Government Institute of Printing Technology, Mumbai), were also appreciated with a round of applause.
The special attraction of the event was a series of theme based/story- telling musical performance by NODA Artists, who can never see the harmony of colors like all printers see. But with their extra ordinary performance, they proved that they simply create magic in their music with harmony.
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