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Mumbai Witnesses Most Spectacular Awards Extravaganza, CREDAI-MCHI - The Golden Pillar Awards
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 12:56:05 AM - By News Bureau
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Mayur Shah, President, CREDAI-MCHI
Hon'ble Governor of Maharashtra, Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Guest addressed the august audience, lauded CREDAI-MCHI's role in the process of nation-building
Hon'ble State Cabinet Minister of Housing, Shri Prakash Mehta, Hon'ble State Industries Minister Shri Subhash Desai and Hon'ble Member of Legislative Assembly Shri Mangal Prabhat Lodha presented the coveted Awards
"CREDAI-MCHI rendering unparalleled services to the real estate industry," Mayur Shah, President, CREDAI-MCHI

The prime awards of the real estate industry had a thunderous opening, which had all the makings of the biggest and brightest awards Ceremony of the industry. The impressive line up of who's who from the government and industry, across the spectrum, spoke volumes about the strength of Golden Pillar, leaving the august audience with several sensational moments.

Anchoring by celebrities Mandira Bedi, Aman Varma and exuberant Ritvik Dhanjani was an interesting concoction of grace, wit and excitement. Dome @ NSCI was packed to the full capacity with 1,500+ guests, comprising of top executives of Banks, HFCs, IPCs, Educational Institutes, Architectural Firms, International brands and allied industry players, thus representing the entire spectrum of the real estate industry.

Amidst gracious presence of His Excellency, Governor of Maharashtra, Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao, Shri Prakash Mehta, State Cabinet Minister of Housing, Govt. of Maharashtra and Shri Subhash Desai, Minister of industry and First Lady of the State, Mrs Amruta Devendra Fadnavis at the first awards ceremony by CREDAI-MCHI witnessed several eclectic moments.

In his address to real estate fraternity, Hon'ble Governor Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao said, "In the gathering comprising of celebrated personnel from the real estate industry, I would like to congratulate your role in building cities & smart cities and thereby contributing to the process of nation building and CREDAI-MCHI for instituting Golden Pillar Awards for honouring excellence in various fields associated with real estate."

For the first time ever, the real estate industry invited a 'People's choice award' which saw the nominees trying their best to promote the activity leading to a viral trend on the day of the event. The website saw over one lac votes. The award was conceptualised by AGENCY09, who were the on-board digital agency for the event.

The presence of I.A.S. officers Mr. Ajoy Mehta, MCGM Commissioner, Dr. Malini Shankar, Director General Shipping, Govt. of Maharashtra, Shri S.S. Sandhu, Additional Chief Secretary, Cooperation, Govt. of Maharashtra, Mr. Gautam Chatterjee, Chairman, MahaRERA and Dr. Vijay Satbir Singh, I.A.S. (Retd.) Member, MahaRERA at the biggest real estate awards ceremony was another feather in the cap.

Mr. Jaxay Shah, President, CREDAI National and Mr. Getamber Anand, Chairman, CREDAI were present on the occasion along with the managing committee members of CREDAI-MCHI.

Mr. Mayur Shah, President, CREDAI-MCHI, said: "MCHI is one of the oldest associations rendering unparalleled services to the real estate industry and all other stakeholders for more than 30 years, thus touching upon lives of millions of Mumbaikars providing housing and workplaces for decades. With Golden Pillar Awards, we are celebrating excellence in the entire spectrum of the real estate industry and this is the ultimate recognition of the efforts put in by the industry players."

Mr. S. B. Nahar, Chairman, Awards Committee, CREDAI - MCHI, said, "The awards are the culmination of a dream to celebrate excellence in real estate industry."

The awards were presented across all encompassing and most comprehensive categories in the entire spectrum of real estate sector.

Mrs Amruta Fadnavis gave away 'Women Achiever of the Year' award and appreciated the efforts made by developers in creating the Mumbai of today.

Mr. Rajnikant Ajmera, Chairman, Ajmera Group and Past President, CREDAI-MCHI was bestowed with coveted 'Lifetime Achievement of the Year' Award.

Renowned sand artist Kaushik in a most outstanding Jugal-Bandi of classical rendition by Vishal Kothari of Indian Idol fame and classic sand art, kept the audience mesmerised. Stand-up artist Dr. Sumedh Shinde had the audience in splits with mimicry of Varun Dhawan, Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Emcee Ritvik Dhanjani, la Film Fare style picked up developers from the audience for some interesting conversations. The performance of Karishma Tanna on the medley of Bollywood melodies added appropriate glamour to the awards.

Mr. Domnic Romell, Secretary, CREDAI-MCHI proposed the vote of thanks, said: "Golden Pillar Awards couldn't have got bigger than this."

The list of Awardees:
CREDAI MCHI The Golden Pillar Awards 2018 Awards Categories

1 Green Project of the year
- Residential - Completed Godrej Platinum(Phase I)-Godrej Construction
2 Green Project of the year
- Commercial - Completed L&T Seawoods Grand Central -L&T Seawoods Ltd
3 Iconic Project of the year
- Residential - Completed Ahuja Towers - Ahuja Constructions
4 Iconic Project of the year
- Commercial - Completed One BKC - Radius Developers
5 Iconic Project of the year
- Residential - Under-construction Crescent Bay - L&T Realty
6 Iconic Project of the year
- Commercial - Under-construction Neptune Eastern Business District
and Parinee-I, Parinee Realty
7 Affordable Project of the year
- Residential - Completed Mayfair Vishwaraja - Mayfair Housing
8 Affordable Project of the year
- Residential - Under-construction ArihantArshiya - Arihant Superstructure
9 Integrated Township Project of the
year - Under-construction Urbania - Rustomjee Co
10 Themed project of the year
- Under-construction Kanakia Zen World - Kanakia Spaces
11 Best Amenities project of the year
- Mid segment (2 to 5 crs) - Completed Promenade @ the Address - Wadhwa Group
12 Most admired society Re-development
project of the year - Completed Supreme Badrinath - Supreme Universal &
Neelkanth Regent - Neelkanth Group
13 CSR program of the year Prerna & Sparsh by Kalpataru Ltd
14 Life time achievement award Rajni Ajmera - Ajmera Group
15 Young Turk of Real Estate in MMR Navin Makhija - Wadhwa Group
16 Debutant of the year Ashish Kanakia - Kanakia Group &
Harshul Savla - Suvidha Group
17 Women Achiever of the year Poonam Gundecha - Gundecha Group &
Geetha Nagu - St Angelos VNCT Ventures
18 Interior designer of the year
- Residential Jami Jambusarwala & Associates
19 Interior designer of the year
- Commercial Shahen Mistry Architects
20 Real estate Education and
Trainers of the year NMIMS
21 Leading real estate project
finance company of the year Piramal Finance
22 Leading Home Loans
provider of the year SBI
23 Most admired 'Make in India'
building material product of the year Supreme Industries
24 Most admired Research & Development
work and facility by a
building material supplier BASF
25 People's Choice Award Romell Group and Ekta

About CREDAI-MCHI : The Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (CREDAI-MCHI), formed in 1982, is the most prominent and the recognized body of Real Estate Developers in Mumbai and MMR. CREDAI-MCHI brings together members dealing in Real Estate Development on one common platform to address various issues facing the Industry. With a strong Membership of over 1,800 leading Developers in Mumbai and The CREDAI-MCHI has expanded across MMR, having its own units in Thane, Kalyan -Dombivali, Mira - Virar City, Raigad and Navi Mumbai. Members of CREDAI-MCHI account for 80% of the organized Development of new residential and commercial properties in Mumbai and MMR.

Pix Courtesy: CREDAI-MCHI
Pic Caption: Honourable Governor of Maharashtra, C. Vidyasagar Rao with the CREDAI-MCHI core committee at the inauguration of the Golden Pillar Awards 2018 (PRNewsfoto/CREDAI-MCHI)

The Golden Pillar Awards
Mayur Shah
Domnic Romell
Rajnikant Ajmera
Ajmera Group and Past President
S. B. Nahar
Awards Committee
Jaxay Shah
CREDAI National
Getamber Anand
Governor of Maharashtra
C. Vidyasagar Rao
Prakash Mehta
State Cabinet Minister of Housing
Govt. of Maharashtra
Subhash Desai
Minister of industry
First Lady of the State
Amruta Devendra Fadnavis