Delhi Health Minister Felicitates EEMA’s ‘Covid Warriors’
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | June 23, 2021 | News
Event and Entertainment Management Association’s (EEMA) ‘Covid Warriors’ from the North zone were felicitated by Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Kumar Jain on 21 June 2021, for their role in managing of Covid facilities at Sant Nirankari Samagam Ashram (Burari) and Rakab Ganj Gurudwara (Chanakyapuri).
Team EEMA was represented by senior member Rajeev Jain, EVP Samit Garg and Director of Operations at EEMA Secretariat Shailender Singh.
Those felicitated were Ruchin Kohli, Joint Secretary, North Zone, EEMA; Vipul Pandhi, member, EEMA; Tushar Malik, Zonal Manager, North, EEMA Secretariat; and volunteers Gurjeev Singh Gulati and Joy.
They were presented certificates that highlighted their achievements and appreciated them for their exceptional work in helping the masses.
The Burari facility began operations in early May 2021 with 1,000 beds supported by oxygen concentrators. The Rakab Ganj Gurudwara facility was pressed into service on 10 May. With 1 May 2021 marking 400 years of the Sikh guru Guru Tegh Bahadur, the facility was intended to house 400 beds.
Minister Jain had earlier appreciated EEMA’s efforts at the venues during his visits. Another effort highlighted was the EEMA-led 24x7 oxygen support helpline. The facility had aided over 5,000 distressed callers during the unprecedented crisis of the second Covid19 wave in the national capital.
Roshan Abbas, President, EEMA, said, “These have been really challenging times for the event community. But we’re proud of the efforts undertaken by our members in helping the masses as much as possible.”
He added, “I would like to express my warm gratitude towards the Hon. Health Minister, Sh. Satyendra Kumar Jain for his belief and trust in us. Also, congratulations to everyone for receiving this coveted acknowledgement.”
Prerana Saxena, Vice President, North, EEMA, said, “EEMA has always been looking to collaborate with the government and work hand in hand for the betterment of the society at large. We are thankful to the Hon. Minister who gave us this chance to manage these facilities. It has been our honour to come out and help. We deputed our people who are experts in managing large events at their facility and we are happy that we were able to help the government and all the people at large and to manage these facilities. We also look forward to more such opportunities in future.”
Volunteers were provided with a certificate that highlighted their achievements and appreciated them for their work in helping the masses during the second Covid19 wave.