:: Press Release
The CIDC Vishwakarma Awards for 2008 were presented at a glittering ceremony at India Habitat Center on 7th March 2009 by Dr. G V Ramakrishna, Chief Guest and Chairman Emeritus, CIDC on behalf by the Board of Governors of CIDC to stakeholders of the Indian Construction Industry.
The Vishwakarma awards are inspired by the spirit of construction and creation patronized by Lord Vishwakarma the ruling deity of the Construction practices in India.
To motivate individuals' and organizations' contribution in construction domain and to promote replicable best practices in the Indian construction industry, CIDC has initiated these awards that will recognize and honor the valuable contributions and work of Indian Construction Fraternity that has significantly enriched the construction domain and has helped bring about a change in our construction practices.
Each year, this event shall be celebrated on 7th March which is also the foundation day of Construction Industry Development Council the apex body established by the Planning Commission of India and the construction industry. CIDC is dedicated to work relentlessly towards promoting best practices in the Indian construction industry and helping it achieve a global stature.
At the Annual CIDC Vishwakarma Awards, the work and achievements of individuals and organizations is recognized and applauded. The awards are an embodiment of encouraging truly successful efforts from individuals and organizations that have made a mark on the present Indian Construction Industry in terms of delivering better outputs, processes and creating higher benchmarks for construction industry in India and help in nation building.
To make the process all inclusive and braodbased, CIDC Vishwakarma Awards are being given to all representative categories that comprise the entire spectrum of the Indian Construction Industry from artisans to industry doyens, students and professionally managed companies.
The uniqueness of the CIDC Vishwakarma Awards is reflected in its recognition of contributions made by individuals such as grass root construction workers, artisans, marginalized sections such as women workers, jail inmates (CIDC is conducting programs for rehabilitation of jail inmates in Madhya Pradesh) to the Indian construction industry.