EFY Awards 2012 announced

Monday, 18 March 2013 09:49 administrator

EFY Awards trophyThe latest edition of the awards recognises Department of Electronics and Information Technology efforts in promoting the electronics industry.


Bengaluru. Electronics For You, a publishing group for the electronics industry, presented the 9th edition of EFY Awards on Friday at a ceremony held in Le Meridien Hotel, Bengaluru. The Electronics Man of the Year has been won by Dr Ajay Kumar, joint secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.

Receiving the award, Dr Ajay Kumar said, "The electronics industry is witnessing its second revival, if I may say so, and in the next 10 years, we can revive the glory day of the Indian electronics industry."

The award for the Best Initiative by a Government Body was bagged by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.

EFY Awards aim to recognise brands, organisations and individuals who are leaders in their respective segments within the Indian electronics industry. The awards were presented across 26 product categories to brands voted by the readers of Electronics For You and Electronics Bazaar magazines. The awards also consist of six special categories, selected by a jury of four members.

Ramesh Chopra, vice chairman of EFY Group, said, "EFY Awards is an attempt to give recognition to the leading enterprises and individuals in the Indian electronics industry. Being the leading publication (EFY) in the electronics industry, we have taken the initiative to identify the leading companies and individuals in the industry, with the inputs of the electronics fraternity."

Addressing the audience, N Ramachandran, managing director, MEL Systems and Services Ltd, who won the EFY Jury Award for Lifetime Achievement, said, "I have had the time of my life working in the electronics industry. Seeing the world move from the days of the valves to the present day micro-electronics, it has been a journey of which I''ve enjoyed every moment."