Children’s vision of ‘Glass Protects’ unveiled in India

Children’s vision of ‘Glass Protects’ unveiled in India

Chief Guest Professor Alicia Durán (Research Professor CSIC-Spanish National Research Council) and President of International Commission on Glass) unveiled a touring exhibition on 'Glass Protects' at the Annual General Meeting of the All India Glass Manufacturers’ Federation.

Online entries from children aged between seven and sixteen were taken on captioned theme. A jury of former Presidents Sanjay Somany, Sanjay Ganjoo and SC Bansal selected the top three drawings from 3000 entries received from schools across India.

A digitised version of the exhibits can be viewed at

During the AGM, former AIGMF Presidents Sanjay Somany and Mukul Somany awarded the prestigious annual ‘CK Somany Award for Innovation and Technology’ to Dr Mukul Chandra Paul, Sr Principal Scientist, Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), Kolkata.

Separately, the ‘Balkrishna Gupta Award for Exports’ was awarded to M/s La Opala RG Ltd by former President Pradeep Gupta. Both awards are supported by Glass Worldwide, preferred international journal of the AIGMF in association with Kanch.

The jury for the awards comprised Dr K Annapurna, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata; Dave Fordham, Publisher, Glass Worldwide; Sanjay Somany, Chairman and Managing Director, HNG & Ind Ltd; MK Bansal of Shri Sitaram Glass Works, Firozabad (UP); and Vinit Kapur, Secretary, AIGMF.

Commenting on the day’s proceedings, recently elected AIGMF President, Bharat Somany said: “The instilling of quality, safety and environmental consciousness in the minds of the next generation is a mantle the glass industry carries faithfully. I am grateful for the unprecedented participation and efforts of the students and congratulate them all heartily. The worthy recognition of Dr Mukul Chandra Paul and La Opala RG Ltd for their tremendous contribution in the fields of innovation and technology and exports respectively is a matter of great pride for the industry.


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