India Didactics Association – IDA Awards have been initiated for the very first time with the aim to recognize and celebrate products and solutions that demonstrate excellence in Innovation, Implementation, Impact, Sustainability and Scalability in the field of education and training. These awards provide an opportunity for industry recognition, for outstanding products and learning solutions. The ceremony was held on 12th Sept in Mumbai at the 5th Worlddidac India exhibition & conference.
A panel of expert and eminent educationists, according to the IDA awards’ evaluation criteria mentioned above, has marked each nomination based on the evidence provided by the nominee. The evaluation and assessment process was strict and the judgment was made in all fairness with no scope of bias towards exhibitors.
The award night was a perfect blend of the corporate and entertainment world. The event commenced with a performance by a German band – Honkey Tonk who were then joined in by the host of the event, for a fusion performance, with a Hindi version of the same song. This was followed by a performance of Deva Shree Ganesha from Agneepath by NJ Dance Group(Mumbai) and a stand- up comedy act by Schitzengiggles. Overall, it was a night full of surprises, celebration and excitement. The fact that not even the presenters knew who were winning the awards till they actually announced it set a great tone for the entire night.
The awards in total had eleven categories under which four categories had an added special award for those nominees who deserved a special mention. The eminent people who presented the awards include Dr. Rajesh Shenoy, Senate Member, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, Beat Jost, Director General, Worlddidac Association (Switzerland), ReinhardKoslitz, Managing Director, Didacta International ( Germany), Dominic Savage, Director General, BESA (UK), Prof. Dr. MultWassilios .E. Fthenakis, President, Worlddidac Association (Switzerland), and last but not the least, Aditya Gupta, CEO, India Didactics Association.
Some of the award winners include, VLCC Healthcare Ltd, Pearson Education Services, Oxford University Press, India, CHRISTIANI SHARPLINE Technical Training, MEXUS Education Pvt.Ltd among others.