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Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), New Delhi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NIWE on 06.04.2016 for the creation of a Corpus for the IREDA-NIWE Annual Awards in Wind Energy. The Awards are to promote innovation, research & development, manufacturing, developing & harnessing Wind Energy at the State and National levels and to motivate individuals, stakeholder to strive for the best in the field.
Accordingly, NIWE has instituted the IREDA-NIWE Annual Awards in Wind Energy, this year, under the following three broad categories in Wind Energy to recognize, celebrate the achievement and excellence:
Call for nominations in each category were uploaded in NIWE / IREDA Websites and advertised through national daily Newspapers, and through groups & mass communications. The nominations received and selection of the awardees of all the three categories for the IREDA-NIWE awards were done through an eminent Jury Committee consisting of Technocrats from the Wind Energy field and Mass Media. The Jury Committee adapted the notified criteria and recommended the nominations for each of the category to be awarded for the year from amongst all the nominations, segregated under the various categories. The Awardees were informed of their selection and invited to attend the Award Ceremony of the IREDA-NIWE Annual Awards for Wind Energy 2018, scheduled on 21st March 2018 during the Foundation Day of NIWE, to receive the Award.
Smt. Gargi Kaul, IAAS, Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser, MNRE was the Chief Guest and Shri. Chintan N. Shah, Director-Technical, IREDA was the Guest of Honour at the Awards Function. The Award Ceremony was held during 2.00 - 3.15 p.m. on 21.03.2018, at NIWE Chennai.
The Director General of NIWE Dr. K. Balaraman honoured the Chief Guest Smt.Gargi Kaul with flower bouquet and shawl. Shri D. Lakshmanan, Deputy Director General, F&A, NIWE honoured the Guest of Honour with flower bouquet & Shawl. The Function started with the welcome address delivered by the Director General of NIWE to the august gathering of professionals and invitees from the Industry, Academia, SNA’s and other stakeholder & NIWE staff.
|Dr. K. Balaraman honoured the Chief Guest Smt. Gargi Kaul||Shri D. Lakshmanan honoured the Guest of Honour Shri. Chintan N. Shah|
|The DG, NIWE delivering the Welcome address|
The Chief Guest had delivered the Foundation Day Special Address and the Guest of Honour Mr. Chintan N. Shah delivered the key-note address to the august gathering.
|Chief Guest Smt. Gargi Kaul delivered foundation Day Special Address||Guest of Honuor Shri. Chintan N. Shah delivered the address|
Smt. Gargi Kaul while delivering a succinct address stressing the importance of a enhanced Research Eco-system which delivers the needs of the RE Sector. She appreciated NIWE for all the efforts put by it to achieve its targets with reference to renewable energy and encouraged it to further the Research through networking among the various stakeholders in the Wind Sector. Shri. Chintan N. Shah while congratulating the awardees stressed the need for a spirited march towards achieving the RE targets of the Ministry and NIWE to explore the possibilities of creating and fostering Research & Business Incubators for new research in Wind Sector and offered all the support from IREDA.
|The Gathering during the IREDA-NIWE Award Ceremony|
The Chief Guest distributed the Awards to the Winners:
|Shri. Kamalakar Babu receives the Best Performing SNA Award|
|The Dean of Amrita School of Engineering receives the Best Institution Award|
|On behalf of Ms. Anusha, her Thesis Adviser receives the Best Research Work Award|
|Ms. Vishnupriyadharshini receives the Best Research Work Award|
|Shri K. Boopathi delivered Vote of Thanks|
The Award function came to an end with the Vote of Thanks proposed by Shri K.Boopathi, Additional Director of NIWE.