Kashi Jewellers of Birhana Road, Kanpur, has been felicitated with the 'Retailer of the year-World' Award, the supreme honour for a retailer, by none other than JNA Awards, known as the Oscar of the Jewellery Industry. Kashi's young partner Ridhi Kapoor Gala also won the prestigious 'Young Entrepreneur Of The Year' Award this year also. This year was truly momentous from more than 120 countries with about 2000 companies participating worldwide. A very eminent Jury panel like the following famous named did the Judging:
1) Letitia Chow Mei Lai: Former head of DeBeers Group, Asia Region
Chair of the Judging Panel
Chairperson of the JNA Award
Director of Business Development – Jewellery Group Informa Markets
2) Albert Cheng: Former Chairman World Gold Council, Far East and currently CEO, Singapore Bullion Market Association.
3) James Courage: Former CEO, Platinum Guild International, United Kingdom.
4) Lin Qiang: President and Managing Director, Shanghai Diamond Exchange.
5) Nirupma Bhatt: MD GIA India and Middle East.
6) Dr. Mark Lee: Research Director, Asia Pacific Institute for Strategy.
Though the grand Award Ceremony of JNA Awards could not take place in Hong Kong following Covid-19 pandemic, but the importance of this Award was increased manifold due to virtual nominations for participation. It was for the first time when the jewellery houses and companies from as many as 120 countries filed their nominations to vie for the Award. Over 2000 jewellers of the world, operating thousands of branches globally, took part in the competition but Kashi Jewellers, owning only one branch, was adjudged the 'Best Retailer of the year- World'. This truly would not be possible without the utmost care of our valued customers and their faith over the last so many years.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Kashi Jewellers worked for safely bringing its customers upto the showroom, following best safety norms in comparison to any other jewellery showroom of the world, innovating new methods to energies the market during slump, removing scare of Corona from the minds of people and presenting innovative designer jewellery before its customers.
Winning 'Retailer Of The Year -World Award' After Passing Through Tough Tests
Kashi Jewellers have converted the challanges of lockdown into opportunities. It utilised the lockdown period from March 22, 2020 to May 15, 2020 in research and planning. By organising international webinars through Zoom App, it shared views with top speakers of the world. Madhuraj Hospital specialists were consulted to prevent from the effects of pandemic and safely restart the business. After research, it was observed that it would be difficult to bring customers to the showroom with ordinary safety measures. Hence, in a bid to wipe out terror of Corona from the minds of customers, a 500 sq ft Covid Screen Room was set up equipped with Madhuraj Hospital's doctors and trained paramedical staff.
“The credit for this historical achievement goes to our devoted team which, with their astounding efforts, made us crown this prestigious award. Heartfelt gratitude to our valued customers & buyers globally for their faith and association during past 70 years. Due to their faith and love, we attained this proud achievement. With this achievement, name of Kanpur also shines on global map. Don't be scared of Corona and visit our showroom fearlessly with full safety,” said Shreyansh Kapoor, Vice President, Kashi Jewellers.
Categorywise International Awards Won By Kashi Since 2012
Three decades of Excellence Award - 2012.
Outstanding Enterprise of the India - 2013.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year - 2014.
Outstanding Enterprise of the India - 2015.
Retailer of the Year 2017 (in 450 outlets or less than this category)
Outstanding Enterprise of the India - 2019.
Retailer of the year- World Award - 2020.
Young Entrepreneur Award - 2020.