New Delhi: The IIMC Alumni Association announced the winners of the 4th IFFCO IIMCAA Awards during the annual alumni meet on February 9. Titled as Connections 2020, the annual alumni meet was held at IIMC headquarters in the national capital. Also Read - IIMC Alumni Meet in Hyderabad Reconstitutes AP-Telangana Chapter

Awards were given in various categories including 11 in Reporting, 12 in Desk Production, 7 awards in Advertising, PR & Communications and 1 in media research. According to updates from the IIMC Alumni Association, Priyamvada Rana and Pratyush Deep Kotoky were jointly awarded the highest winning amount of Rs 51,000 for Agricultural reporting while other winners received the winning amount of Rs 21,000 each. Also Read - IIMCAA Connections 2019 Concluded in Dhaka, India-Bangladesh Ties Take Centrestage

Young journalist Somesh Jha was declared alumni of the year, while Chennai based lake restoration activist Arun Krishnamurthy got public service award.

During the annual alumni meet, over 17 Delhi students got IIMCAA Scholarships of Rs 25,000 each, while 10 other campus students will be given in chapter meets.

As part of the cultural programme, noted satirist Surendra Sharma and SampatSaral enthralled the gathering with their performance at ‘Hasya Kavi Sammelan’.

The event was presided by IIMCAA President Prasad Sanyal and was attended by Principal DG of PIB KS Dhatwalia, DD News DG Mayank Agrawal, IIMC ADG K Satish Nambudiripad, IFFCO IIMCAA Awards Convenor Rajeev Deshpande, Principal Organiser Supriya Prasad, National Meet Convenor Rahul Sharma, State Meets Convenor Nitin Pradhan, IIMCAA Medical Assistance Fund Chairman Kalyan Ranjan and IIMCAA Scholarships Chairman Anuranjan Jha apart from alumni across India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

After the grand alumni meet, the national meet of Connections 2020 in Delhi will be followed by chapter-level meets in other major cities in India and abroad, including Mumbai, Bhubaneswar, Dhenkanal, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Ranchi, Pune, Kochi, Bengaluru, Dubai, Singapore, Dhaka and Kathmandu. The meetings will be held in all these cities in the next two months.