Idea Student Awards 2014 at Taj Krishna, Hyderabad
'Idea Students Award' recognises talent among youth in Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam
Tollywood Superstar and Idea Brand Ambassador, Mahesh Babu, presents the Awards to '15 Talented College Students' and the 'Most Talented College'
Hyderabad, 4th June 2014: Aimed at recognising and promoting young talent, Idea Cellular, India's 3rd largest and fastest growing mobile operator, announced the winners of the Idea Students Award 2013-14. Tollywood Superstar and Idea Brand Ambassador Mahesh Babu presented the awards to 15 exceptional students from across five categories, and the Most Talented College Award at a glittering ceremony here today.
The Idea Students Award was conceptualized last year with the objective of recognizing talent among the youth in colleges and give them a platform to take off in their chosen fields of excellence. Idea Students Awards received nominations from 1,563 students from 75 Colleges in Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam, across five categories.
Idea Student Awards recognized the Winner along with the 1st and 2nd Runners up for each of the five categories. The Top 5 declared winners of Idea Students Award are: K. Vinayak Sai from Nalanda Degree College under the Innovation category; Srikanth Borra from Nimra Institute of Science and Technology under the Entrepreneurship category; Tejaswini Manogna from Osmania Medical College under the Sports & Adventure category; J.V.V. Satyanarayana from Paladugu Parvathi Devi College of Engineering & Technology under the Social Service category; and Kiranmaye Kothapalli from CMS Junior College under the Creative and Performing Arts category. Aditya Degree College, Nalanda Degree College and Sujatha Degree College from Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Hyderabad respectively are declared the winners of the Most Talented College Award category.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ramakrishna B, Chief Operating Officer - Seemandhra & Telangana, Idea Cellular said, "Idea has always believed in the power of simple ideas to change lives. The Idea Students Award is aimed at inspiring college students to pursue their passion and transform lives, by recognising talent and bringing out the finest qualities of students, beyond academics. We received an overwhelming response to these first-of-its's-kind awards, and choosing the winner from thousands of great performers, was a difficult task. I congratulate the winners and all the participants for their enthusiasm and wish them a bright future ahead."
Felicitating the winner, Tollywood Superstar and Idea Brand Ambassador Mahesh Babu said, "I am happy to give away the Idea Students Award to the talented youth. I hope this recognition provides a strong sense of contribution and success quotient amongst the students, and inspire them to excel in their chosen fields. I congratulate all the winners and am confident that this 'idea will change their lives'!"