BRICS-CCI Annual Recognition Awards 2024 (B.A.R.A): Celebrating Excellence, Innovation, and Collaboration within BRICS Nations

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The BRICS Chamber of Commerce & Industry, India Chapter, successfully hosted the BRICS-CCI Annual Recognition Awards 2024 (B.A.R.A)

B.A.R.A represents an ongoing process of celebrating the common factor of unleashing the power of the BRICS bloc. The first edition promised many firsts, unveiling thrilling moments and honouring lifetime achievements.

The inaugural ceremony unfolded with the Former President of India, Shri. Ram NathKovind gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest, setting the stage for a day of profound significance.

B.A.R.A represents an ongoing process of celebrating the common factor of unleashing the power of the BRICS bloc. The first edition promised many firsts, unveiling thrilling moments and honouring lifetime achievements. Following a resplendent Khadi Show, which beautifully intertwined tradition and innovation, the ceremony embraced a forward-looking perspective, casting light on evolving lifestyles and the pivotal adoption of millets, symbolizing a conscientious stride towards sustainable development.

The award ceremony was marked by the presence of the esteemed Maharaja Dr. Karan Singh, former member of Rajya Sabha as the Chief Guest. A paragon of cultural heritage and statesmanship, Dr. Singh’s contributions not only enriched the event with a profound sense of cultural and historical resonance but also illuminated the occasion with his unwavering commitment to a sustainable and interconnected future.

The ceremony hosted the participation of Ms. Svetlana Lukash, G20 Russia Sherpa, and Ambassadors from various countries, thereby enhancing the event’s global appeal. Lukash,regarding BRICS nations, mentioned thatBRICS nations can set an example by embedding social responsibility into their policies fostering responsible business practices and supporting initiatives that promote social and environmental wellbeing.”

A highlight of the event was the acknowledgement of Smt. Rajshree Birla, Chairperson of the Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives and Rural Development and a stalwart

in business and philanthropy, as the recipient of the Living Legend Award at B.A.R.A. Mrs. Birla expressed her thoughts regarding the event stating “This evening marks not only a celebration of our collective achievements but also a testament to the significance of BRICS expansion and collaboration.”

B.A.R.A. Awardee and BRICS Ambassador H.E. João Gilberto Vaz, Brazilcommented that “The BRICS CCI’s initiative in launching the Annual Recognition Awards is a prestigious testament to the exceptional work being carried out within the BRICS community globally, showcasing our collective efforts and achievements.

in business and philanthropy, as the recipient of the Living Legend Award at B.A.R.A. Mrs. Birla expressed her thoughts regarding the event stating “This evening marks not only a celebration of our collective achievements but also a testament to the significance of BRICS expansion and collaboration.”

Our forward-looking agenda focuses on Sustainability, Climate, Energy Security, Education, Digital Economy, Food Processing, and Agri-business. Committed to excellence, we extend an invitation to global change makers to join us in shaping a better world. Executive Director,Co-founderof BRICS-CCI and Concept Founder B.A.R.A,Dr. Sushi Singh emphasizes B.A.R.A’s alignment with Hon’ble Prime Minister Modi’s vision of “VasudhaivaKutumbakam” (The World is One), embodying a commitment to unleash the power of the expanding BRICS bloc. Under the theme “Invest in our Planet,” the awards presented during the event recognised outstanding achievements in Academia, Business, Community, Media, and policymaking from various BRICS nations.