April 30: Cav. Subhash Arora, President of Indian Wine Academy and editor of delWine was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Institute of Hotel Management and the London-based International Hospitality Council for Outstanding achievement and contribution in the field of Hospitality (wine promotion and education) at a hybrid function held in Delhi (physical), London and Kolkata (online) with Prof David Foskett MBE, Chairman of IHC presiding in London and Prof Suborno Bose in Kolkata with the industry stalwarts present at the Taj Vivanta Delhi on 27 April, 2022
The Award was given by the International Institute of Hotel Management which is a renowned institute offering education in hospitality with a significant focus on wines. It has 10 campuses- 8 in India including Kolkata and Delhi, and two overseas- in Thailand and Samarkand.
Among the other Awardees for the Lifetime Achievement Award were Diwan Gautam Anand, Former Executive Vice President of the ITC group of Hotels and Lord Karan Bilimoria, Founder and Chairman of Cobra Beer in the UK.
While congratulating him Dr Suborno Bose, Founder and Chief Mentor of International Institute of Hospitality Management (IIHM) said in a message from Kolkata, ‘Thank you so very much for accepting the Award and many Congratulations to you. You super richly deserve this Lifetime Achievement Award and we are so proud to have presented it to someone as legendary as you. We will catch up in Delhi soon over a glass of wine.’
While accepting the Award, Subhash Arora said that he was driven by the passion for wine and the best award for him was the love and affection received from a multitude of friends and admirers in India and overseas, who appreciated the work he had been doing for over 20-25 years to promote wine culture and education. But the Award was special for him and a great inspiration, especially because it summed up what he had been doing during this period and more particularly as IIHM was an institute that gave a special attention to the role of wines in hospitality, even organising special trips to wineries in India and abroad by selecting students based on their performance. It would certainly inspire him to carry out the work he had been doing even more vigorously.
The International Hospitality Council was established with the aim of advancement of education and the advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science. It strives to create an International platform for the interaction of travel and hospitality enthusiasts from around the world to develop policies that promote relief from poverty through education and employment growth.
IHC is active in the support and aid of the International Hospitality Day (April 24), thus encouraging all persons involved in the global hospitality, Travel and tourism industry to celebrate and promote hospitality education and sharing the best practices. It has inducted the likes of Ratan Tata into the Hall of Fame. Giving out the Lifetime Achievement Awards on the International Hospitality Day is a part of the same tradition.
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