imd1 - I Am The 1, on-boards Padma Shri Artist Tilak Gitai as a Legend after VVS Laxman, Dabboo Ratnani and others for its co-curricular courses

Mumbai, 13th August 2019 : imd1 – I Am The 1, the co-curricular marketplace by Aidia Technovations has onboarded Padma Shri Tilak Gitai as a Legend for Art courses.

Padma Shri Tilak Gitai The Maestro Painter, an acclaimed royal court artist, miniature painting, craftsman and sculptor Tilak Gitai was accoladed Padma Shri in 2017. He has contributed in art field for more than 40 years, right from creating unique arts, restoring unique royal paintings, helping education institutions and many more. Apart from Padma Shri, he was also accoladed many other prestigious awards like Shilp Guru Award by The President Of India – 2007, National Award by President of India - 1982, Rajasthan Gaurav - 2009, Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award – 2007, India’s Independence Golden Jubilee Award – 1997, Rajasthan Shiromani Award – 1991. He has also authored the book – “Ragamala – The Missing Link” The Visible Music of India. His work has been appreciated by US Ex-President Bill Clinton and India's Ex-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He has also conducted workshops globally like Geneva and London amongst others.

imd1 – I Am The 1 offers result oriented international level standardized courses in Music, Art, Dance & Sports (MADS) which are endorsed by legends of respective co-curricular. Tilak Gitai shall be the legend for Art courses that includes drawing, painting, crafting, sculpting, etc.

Talking about his association with imd1, Padma Shri Tilak Gitai said, “Having contributed to Indian Art all these years, imd1 is a completely unique opportunity for me to gift legacy of Indian Art to next generations and take it globally. I simply loved the idea of digital standardization of curriculum and learning it through traditional way. Art is something which is part of everyone’s lives irrespective of carrier options, right from interior decoration, fashion & jewellery, computer graphics to almost everything. I along with imd1 will ensure that everyone from every part of India gets to learn Art the right way right from initial years.”

Welcoming Tilak Gitai, Jigish Sonagara, founder of Aidia Technovations said, “We welcome Tilak ji to team imd1. We are happy to have India’s most respected and recognized artist with us. Having his knowledge and experience on our side, we will deliver the real and valuable lifelong learning in various forms of Art.”

imd1 has already on-boarded VVS Laxman as a Legend for its cricket coaching offerings, celebrity photographer Dabboo Ratnani as a Legend for its photography course offerings and India’s fastest skater, Nikhilesh Tabhane as a Legend for its skating and related offerings earlier. imd1 has also collaborated with the winner troupe of World of Dance – ‘Kings United’.

Aidia Technovations is Mumbai and Pune based start-up working on technology enabled innovations. Aidia is working on co-curricular marketplace for MADS (Music, Art, Dance and Sports) under brand name “imd1” with various offerings. imd1 uses that power of digital to solve the problems of brick & mortar businesses in MADS and helping the industry to overcome its limitations. Company operates India’s biggest co-curricular marketplace for MADS service and product providers, MADS specific Social Media and covers stories of achievers who can proudly say “I Am The 1” including that of Padma Shri, Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award winners and others. All these are available through its website and android app imd1.

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