Chandigarh, Sanjay Pahwa : Pidilite Industries Ltd., a market leader in consumer and specialty chemicals, hosted the prestigious PAFE award ceremony to celebrate excellence in the training and talent of students of Architecture and Interior Design at Hotel Pearl, Chandigarh, this evening. It is an initiative driven by Fevicol, an iconic brand from PIL that completed 50 years of bonding last year.During the function, final year students of Architecture and Interior Design from 10 prominent colleges were felicitated by renowned architect, Mr. Harish Saini. Every college nominated three candidates who are in the final year of an architecture course & an interior-design course. To get selected, the nominee had shown remarkable performance throughout the year, a high involvement in design-related projects and scored the highest in project work as well as the final year examination. A total of 42 students from various institutes across Punjab were shortlisted for awards in these two categories.
The Pidilite Award for Excellence (PAFE), now in its seventh year, consists of a cash prize, a trophy and a special certificate from Pidilite Industries Limited. Initially, the PAFE was restricted to Mumbai and Pune, but due to the overwhelming response and increasing popularity organisers widened the scope of the awards to recognise and reward young talent from all over the country. Last year, the PAFE had attracted 150 leading colleges across India and over 400 students were recognized.
Mr. Harish Saini, a renowned Architect and chief guest at the award ceremony said, “Excellence and talent are paramount and should be both recognized and rewarded. It gives me tremendous pleasure to honour these distinguished students with the PAFE. The award motivates aspiring architects and interior designers and brings their skill to the fore.”
Mr. Vishal Malhan, Chief – Marketing, Fevicol Division, Pidilite Industries Ltd. said, “PAFE not only encourages the conceptualization and pioneering of innovative concepts, but also bolsters a student’s dedication to excel. We at Pidilite are delighted to applaud every student’s effort with a noteworthy award. We wish these bright minds the very best for the future.”