The Indian Diamond & Colorstone Association (IDCA), celebrated Excellence and Innovation in the Jewelry Industry at its New Gala Awards / Diwali Celebrations. The prestigious event took place in Times Square, New York. Distinguished figures in the industry were recognized for their exceptional contributions and the afternoon featured a Keynote Address by Feriel Zerouki, Sr Vice President, De Beers Group / President, World Diamond Council.
IDCA President, Shailesh Jhalani opened the evening with a moment of reflection in honor of the lives lost due to recent events. He then continued extending a warm welcome to the honorees and guests for joining in the IDCA Gala, emphasizing that Diwali is a time of joy, unity, celebration and reflection.
Sanjay K. Pandya, Partner accepted the Visionary Leadership – Jewelry Award on behalf of Ashi Diamonds, LLC. In his acceptance he expressed his gratitude towards his parents, and on the inspirational role of his mother in establishing Ashi Diamonds.
Rajendra Bafna, S.R.B. Trading received the Excellence in Community Service Award. In his acceptance speech he highlighted the importance of bonds and sharing within the community. He underscored the value of helping one another, drawing inspiration from the Jain philosophy.
Manoj Bhandari, IDCA Secretary, closed the evening with a Vote of Thanks to all those in attendance recognizing their contribution to the event’s success. He also took a moment to acknowledge the dedicated team at IDCA for their efforts and the hard work in organizing the event and most especially the sponsors, recognizing their support as crucial to the event’s success.