Viren Chhabra Print Leadership Award nomination open till 31 July 2019

Call for nominations

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Viren Chhabra

Viren Chhabra is the most loved mentor figure of India’s print industry. During his active years he has been universally acclaimed within the printing fraternity as the ‘Ambassador of Indian Printers to the world’. The Viren Chhabra Print Leadership Award recipient will join in and add himself into the world of notable printing stalwarts. Citation, shawl, memento and a cheque of Rs 1 lakh along with the bio-data and photo of Chhabra will be presented to the recipient(s) to commemorate their accomplishments.

This year’s presentation of the Viren Chhabra Print Leadership Award will take place along with the most prestigious awards of the printing industry – ‘NAEP’ – at the time of Pamex 2020 in Mumbai, on 7 January 2020.

Eligibility and selection criteria

The award will be given to a veteran who has devoted himself completely in the field of printing for the development and growth of the industry and welfare of the fellow brethren. To qualify, the person should have achieved something exceptional during his work span in the printing industry. The recipient of the award will be required to make a keynote address at the award function for 10-15 minutes on the state of the printing industry and major issues that it must tackle.

The nomination process

Using eligibility and selection criteria as guidelines, one must provide a detailed description of the candidate’s major contributors or significant accomplishment. Description should contain documented evidences of the major contributions highlighted. The nomination form must be duly filled and must include letters of support.

The jury panel will constitute four distinguished eminent members of the print industry to select the Viren Chhabra Print Leadership Award winner. The four will comprise the ongoing president of AIFMP; one representative chosen by the permanent members of the forum from amongst themselves, plus two distinguished undisputed leaders of the print industry. Rami Chhabra will be a permanent special invitee to the event.
Nominations must be post marked or eMailed by 31 July 2019. For more information, write an eMail to fopaid11@gmail.com.

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