News18.com, one of India’s top breaking news websites, held its annual marquee offering – The Tech & Auto Awards in New Delhi amidst the presence of industry veterans. The awards ceremony celebrated and honoured Technology and Automotive products and innovations that have set the bar high in the respective sectors.
Commenting on the occasion, Manish Maheshwari, CEO, Network18 Digital said, “At News18. Com, it is our constant endeavour to connect with our consumers through different channels and make a difference to their lives by offering content that is most relevant to them. Tech and Auto Awards is one such platform to bring together the two most important sectors where today’s consumer spends most time on. These awards have established themselves as the benchmark for facilitating Indian consumers in choosing the best technology and automobiles by making informed choice.”
Talking about the awards, Siddhartha Sharma, Editor – Technology & Auto, News18.com said, “News18.com has been a pioneer in leading discussions in auto and technology sectors. With the conclusion of the first tech and auto awards, we are proud to celebrate the collective achievements from these prominent consumer oriented sectors.”
Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Cabinet Minister, Law and Justice and Ministry of Information Technology, graced the awards night as the Chief Guest. The highlight of the evening included a Key Note speech by Mr. Larry Paulson, Vice President and President, Qualcomm India and a special video address by Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping.
Selected by a Jury that included veterans from auto and tech industry, the awards night witnessed brands like Maruti, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo, Audi, Mercedes and others go head-to-head for coveted awards like Car of the Year, Sedan of the Year and Hatchback of the Year and more. While Tech brands like Samsung, Apple, Nokia, Xiaomi, LG and others were seen fighting it out for awards in the Smartphone of the Year, Design of the Year and other categories, tech savvy personalities like Vijay Shekhar Sharma of Paytm, Amitabh Kant of Niti Aayog and others were vying for the Tech Personality of the Year award.
The Tech & Auto Awards 2017 brought the best of Technology and Automobile industry on the same platform and were trending on #TechAndAutoAwards17