Engineering Excellence Awards 23 once again makes history


The Engineering Excellence Awards 23, 2nd edition, organized by Divya Media at Hotel Tip Top International at Wakad, Pune on 26th May was indeed a resounding success.

A whopping 30 nominees hand-picked from a huge number of entries were evaluated by an eminent 6-member jury panel before deciding the winners.  All the winners were felicitated on stage with a trophy.  A video film on their achievements and contribution to industry and society was screened in sync with the felicitation.  This time around, there were three categories of Awards: Outstanding Women Achievers, Manufacturing Leaders and Industry Awards for specific innovations.

Here’s a rundown of awardees with a summation of their credentials.

DeepakDas, Director, Orient Tools

“We have been around for over a decade.  This is the first time that we are getting an Award of this kind.  And we are delighted”

Amod Kulkarni, CEO, Fuel Instruments And Engineers

“We feel elated with this award for our R &D Achievements. We have numerous achievements in the sphere of import substitution. This recognition will go a long way in boosting our efforts to help the nation achieve ‘atmanirbhar’,”

P. Jayalakshmi, Asst. General Manager-India Global Quality, Timken Engineering & Research India.

“A Mechanical Engineer by profession with around 26 years of experience in precision manufacturing, I am a hardcore shop floor person. I have made valuable contributions to my organisation by establishing and ramping up plant operations and developing and implementing Quality Management Systems. I think this Award is a great source of inspiration and encouragement to a woman engineer like me in pursuing my dreams. I must thank Divya Media for providing a forum that has brought visibility and exposure to me overnight.”

Bhawna Chauhan General Manager, Auto Ignition Limited

Bhawna Chauhan, General Manager-HRD at Auto Ignition Ltd.

Prides herself in having won the coveted SHE Award. She says: “I think I deserve this Award because I’m different as I think beyond time and my age. I am ready to take up challenges; I am a continuous learner, I stand for skill development and have immense restorative ability. I believe in giving in to be the best and being different.

“I congratulate Divya Media for the awesome arrangement and the engaging program. The selection of the presentations was apt for the theme, “Engineering Excellence Awards” and very informative. I admire the quality and the intellect of the panelists who could take the subject all through with rich information and dialogue. I must appreciate the anchor too who could flawlessly take the program through. Great going!”

Dr. Guruprasad Rao, Professor & Dean, NMIMS School of Design, and our Jury Member made these observations:

“Divya Media’s service to the manufacturing industry is well-known. The Engineering Excellence Awards 2nd edition was not only to honor the achievers but also to orchestrate a get-together of the manufacturing industry. This time, the Green Manufacturing panel discussion brought out many important initiatives taken by the industry towards sustainability. Thanks Divya Media for putting Engineering Excellence under the spotlight. The show is getting bigger and better. The Lifetime Achievement Award is a welcome addition, and the achiever’s journey is very inspiring. Looking forward to the next edition next year! “

Mr. Rajesh Nath, Managing Director, VDMA and our Jury Member has this to comment:

“The 2nd edition of Engineering Excellence Awards organized by Divya Media was a proud recognition of the manufacturing companies who have shown resilience and made a name for themselves despite the prevailing challenges. The Awards to the Women Leaders, in particular, are commendable, and Divya Media should be complimented on this. India’s growth story cannot be complete without the role of women in the workforce.”

Panel Discussion - Green Manufacturing

A thought-provoking discussion on a topical subject like ‘Green Manufacturing’ by eminent panelists added verve to the event.  The panelists comprised

panel Discussion on Green Manufacturing at engineering Excellence Awards 2023
  • Manish Ghorpade, Managing Director, Filter-On India Pvt. Ltd.,
  • Abhijit P. Sabnis, Vice President – Industrial Products & Strategy, Walchandnagar Industries Ltd.,
  • Dr. Unmesh Jagtap, CEO, Sonnenrschein Engineering & Infra LLP,
  • Dr. Jyoti Vora, CEO, Dhirang Consultants
  • Suruchi Shanbhag, CEO, Shachi Engineering Pvt. Ltd.
  • Suhas Belapurkar, Director-Sales & Marketing, Sanjay Tools & Adhesives, was the moderator

The discussion by the erudite panelists threw light on good manufacturing practices leading to sustainable development and conservation of scarce resources.

Nearly 200 participants from the manufacturing sector congregated at the event to witness the spectacle and participate in the networking which served as a buyer-seller meet.

Networking at Engineering Excellence Award 2023

The cohesive, epoch-making event staged by Divya Media, renowned for its legacy of excellence in industrial journalism, coincided with the 26th anniversary of the company. Divya Media found this as the best way to celebrate its milestone by recognizing, honoring and celebrating the success of outstanding entrepreneurs, engineers and professionals from the manufacturing sector who are today the shining stars in the firmament of manufacturing through sheer stint of hard work, dedication and perseverance to achieve something exemplary and partake in nation-building!

In his address, Shirish Dongre, Publisher & Director, expressed gratitude to the supporting partners namely ABB, Phillips Education and Diamond Tools for their spontaneous support.  He congratulated all the winners and thanked all the special invitees and participants for making the organizer’s efforts worthwhile.  He underlined Divya Media’s transformation from ‘Publishers’ to ‘A Marketing Partner’.  He said in the days to come, the activities of the company would be more pronounced to provide 360 degree support to customers in all their promotional activities.  He also announced that Engineering Excellence Awards ‘24 will be held in October 24, once again in Pune.


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