IAA Olive Crown Awards 2021 on hold due to rise in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai

IAA Olive Crown Awards 2021

Following the strict norms laid by the Maharashtra Government, IAA Olive Crown Awards 2021 is postponed to a later date that will be communicated soon.

The IAA Olive Crown Awards presentation ceremony slated for 19th March 2021 in Mumbai stands postponed.

Speaking on this, Neeraj Roy, Chairperson, Olive Crown Awards Committee and a Past President of the IAA, said, “We have been monitoring the rising cases of Covid 19 in our state very closely, which is why we had taken a decision nearly 4 weeks ago to hold the awards with no more than 50 people in attendance and also ensure all safety of our guest and enforce strict social distancing norms. Whilst we are keen to celebrate the success and creative work in a difficult and challenging year like 2020 towards sustainability and a greener planet, nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our members, our invited guests, winners, and indeed all stakeholders associated with the IAA Olive Crown Awards.”

The government of Maharashtra has issued an order on the 15th of March, 2021, stating, “No Social/Political/Religious gatherings to be allowed.” In this context, he adds, “Respectfully we adhere to the guidelines issued by our government and in light of the same, we have taken the decision to postpone the 11th edition of the IAA Olive Crown Awards, which was scheduled to be held on the 19th of March, 2021 at the ITC Maratha Hotel in Sahar, Mumbai.”

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The new date for the event will be communicated in due course.

Megha Tata, President IAA, shares, “The Olive Crown Awards ceremony is a big draw, more so since the entire process is run as a cause. We were happy that despite the extraordinary circumstances that prevailed last year, the entries, and more importantly the quality of the entries was encouraging. We will wait for the current situation to improve and then announce the winners at an appropriate event.”

Further, it was stated that the Olive Crown Awards Committee would like to thank all partners, members, and stakeholders for their understanding and assure them that IAA is committed to holding the IAA Olive Crown Awards at a future date with all the care and safety to celebrate the amazing work done by brands, creative agencies, NGOs and selfless individuals all throughout the year.

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