25, Jan 2024
IDCA awarded the prestigious BRICS-CCI Annual Recognition Awards 2024

New Delhi. 25th January 2024. The BRICs Chamber of Commerce successfully hosted the BRICS-CCI annual Awards 2024 in New Delhi. The awards presented were for excellence, innovation, responsible business practices, community service & commitment to a sustainable future.

IDCA was conferred the prestigious BRICS CCI Community Excellence Award in this glittering ceremony. The award was received by Patron, Reena Jain Malhotra, CEO, Roma Balwani, Committee Member, Jyoti Jain, Secretary, Ajay Kumar, Indian Deaf Cricket Association.


Roma Balwani, CEO, IDCA said, “It was an honour for IDCA to be given the prestigious B.A,R.A. award for Community Excellence. It underscores the importance of mainstreaming disability sport and IDCA’s endeavour is to provide a platform for talented hearing-impaired Indian cricketers, both men & women to showcase their prowess in the game of cricket. We recently concluded a successful maiden women’s T-10 tournament which was held in early January 2024 which celebrated & signalled the focus on diversity & inclusion. ”

Patron, Reena Jain Malhotra commented, “We are privileged to receive this maiden BRICs BARA award which recognised the effort and hard work of teams across India of young hearing-impaired students who have a passion for cricket. Today, I am delighted to receive this award in recognition of our hearing-impaired President, Sumit Jain & his team’s immense contribution to encourage, transform the lives of many of these specially-abled Indian cricketers and give them the opportunity to play in national & international matches and be proud of their achievements.”

Executive Director, Co-founder of BRICS-CCI and Concept Founder B.A.R.A, Dr. Sushi Singh emphasized B.A.R.A’s alignment with Prime Minister Modi’s vision of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (The World is One), embodying a commitment to unleash the power of the expanding BRICS bloc. Under the theme “Invest in our Planet,” the awards presented during the event recognised outstanding achievements in Academia, Business, Community, Media, and policymaking from various BRICS nations.

KJ Alphons, former Union Minister of State for Tourism and Guest of Honor, gave away the awards in the august presence of Chief Guest, Maharaja Dr. Karan Singh, former member of Rajya Sabha.