A photography competition for youngsters titled Glass in our Lives helped kickstart India's celebrations of the International Year of Glass 2022.

Chief Guest Dr. Reinhard Conradt, Vice President and President Elect of the International Commission on Glass (ICG) unveiled a touring exhibition on 'Glass in our Lives' at the virtual Annual General Meeting of the All India Glass Manufacturers’ Federation (AIGMF).

Online entries were invited from the age group between 7-24 years to participate in the 1st Photography Contest, a kickstart event to mark International Year of Glass 2022 activities in India.

A Jury of Members representing a cross section of glass sectors and regions decided the top three photographs out of approx., 7,000 entries received from educational institutes and Youth across India.

The jury included Mr. Sanjay Somany, Former President AIGMF and CMD HNG Ind.; Mr. Sanjay Ganjoo, Former President AIGMF and COO Asahi India Glass Ltd.; Dr. Suman Kumari Mishra, FNASc, Director CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute and Adjunct Prof. AcSIR and Ex-Dean Eng. Sc. AcSIR; Prof. Manoj Choudhary, Former President International Commission on Glass, Adjunct Prof. Materials Science & Engineering, The Ohio State University and President, MKC Innovations, LLC (USA); Dr. Arun K. Varshneya, Emeritus Professor (Glass Science) Alfred University and President Saxon Glass Technologies, Inc. (USA), and Mr. Dave Fordham, Publisher Glass Worldwide.

A digital version of the exhibits may be viewed at: www.aigmf.com

Dr. Suman Kumari Mishra, Director, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research - Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CSIR-CGCRI), Kolkata felicitated the winning students. 1st Prize (Rs. 20,000) was given to S. Christy Laura aged 15 years, 10th class student of Sri Akilandeswari Vidyalaya, (Trichy) Tamil Nadu. 2nd Prize (Rs. 10,000) was given to Medhansh Singhla aged 8 years, 3rd class student of Delhi Public School (Vasant Vihar) New Delhi and 3rd Prize (Rs. 5,000) was given to Brijesh Jethva aged 22 years from (Junagadh) Gujarat. The roadshow will travel to other cities showcasing the vital role of Glass, being the only 100% recyclable packaging and building material.