JNA has named Anoop Mehta, president of the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB), as recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award – the most prestigious honour conferred by JNA – while five of India’s major diamond manufacturers and a rising star on the country’s jewellery manufacturing scene have been shortlisted as JNA Awards Honourees.
These diamond manufacturers are Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt Ltd, Hari Krishna Exports Pvt Ltd, J.B. And Brothers Pvt Ltd, Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd and Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt Ltd.
Shreyansh Kapoor, vice president of India-based Kashi Jewellers, has been named one of the Honourees in the Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Age 40 and below) category.
Organized by JNA, the JNA Awards is considered one of the most celebrated initiatives of its kind in the global jewellery industry. It honours and recognizes excellence and achievement in the jewellery trade with an Asian focus.
“The calibre of entries we received this year is remarkable,” said Letitia Chow, JNA Founder and Chair of the JNA Awards 2014 judging panel. “India has a significant role in the global diamond trade, and this is reflected in the top Honourees for a number of categories. We congratulate all six Honourees and look forward to seeing them in the awards ceremony and gala dinner on September 16.”
Shri Siddharth, IAS, Director General of the Directorate General of Supplies & Disposals of the Government of India, commended the Honourees.