Global India Business Forum (GIBF) celebrated Engineer’s Day on Sept 15, 2020, by honoring engineers for their contributions in the different fields of engineering, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. GIBF had conducted a contest in honor of this day and out of hundreds of applications received, the top six engineers were chosen as winners of the contest. These winners were felicitated with awards by none other than, the co-founder of the Lila Poona Walla Foundation, Padma Shri awardee, Mrs. Lila Poonawala herself.

These winners were: Dimakh Sahasrabuddhe for the COVID KAVACH app, invented by his organization Dimakh Consultants, has helped thousands of doctors track the symptoms of COVID-19 patients far easily. Dr. Dilip H. Deshpande, for taking care of beneficiaries by providing them with Ayurvedic medicines, ration kits, and financial help at their home to fulfill their as well as their family’s daily requirements through EDARCH. Dr. Abhay Kulkarni for helping to educate the Human Resources for arrangements and management of patients in emergency conditions like accidents and the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Deepak Shikarpur for helping thousands of IT professionals find jobs with the help of his online career counseling solution, www.itcareercounselling.com. Nitin Naik of Cubix Tech for helping nearly 30,000 people work from home, thereby saving costs as well as jobs in these testing times and Ashwin Balwalli for adhering to the safety guidelines and he also formed a team to monitor the safety and ensured that the SOPs were followed.

During the ceremony, Dr. Jitendra Joshi, Global The President of GIBF, discussed the concept of ‘Local to Global Vision’ and spoke about how important it was to take India and Indian industries at the global level and to help the country move in a positive direction. He signed off his speech by thanking the engineers for acting as the true builders of the nation.

On the other hand, Mrs. Lila Poonawalla too gave the audience an insight into her own life struggles while trying to reach the topmost positions in various organizations. She specifically emphasized on empowerment of women and encouraged men to present at the event to support the women of their families in their dreams as she considers men and women as the wheels that would help the world move forward and in a positive direction.

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