Sachin Tendulkar At Castrol Golden Spanner Awards
What – Finale of Castrol Golden Spanner Awards.
Where – Intercontinental Lalit
When – 21st October.
Castrol Golden Spanner Awards were instituted in 2008 with the objective of recognizing and rewarding the most skilled and knowledgeable ‘Ustaad’ car mechanics across India. Castrol Golden Spanner Awards is a competition that provides car mechanics a platform to showcase their skills and knowledge about vehicles and all related aspects. This is the only program for a car mechanics in India to win prizes by showcasing their skills and knowledge.
This year the competition travelled to 16 cities across the country in search of the ‘Ustad’ mechanic from each city.
The first stage, the local non-franchised workshop mechanics were contacted in each city to enrol for the competition. Next stage was the City finals which were a test of knowledge and hands-on-skills. The gold award winner from the city level competition represented the city at the National Finals. The finals evaluated the mechanics theoretical and practical knowledge.
Mechanics in each city were tested for their knowledge and professional skills through a range of contests including “Kaunsa pana kaunsa nutbolt”, Sahi Jodi, fixing the problem in the car and starting ignitions, answering the trick question in pressure situation, buzzer round with Q&A,etc.
Mumbai witnessed the national finals of the Castrol Golden Spanner Awards – a search for India’s best car mechanic. Cricket maestro and Castrol brand ambassador, Sachin Tendulkar, presented the All India Castrol Golden Spanner Ustaad Mechanic Award to Kalka Prasad from West Motors in Chandigarh.
Commenting on this unique initiative by Castrol, Sachin Tendulkar said, “Passion, performance and innovation have been synonymous with Castrol; be it their product brands, partnerships or consumer promotion programs. With Castrol Golden Spanner Ustaad Mechanic Awards, Castrol has provided an opportunity for mechanics to showcase their skills. I love cars and personally along with the mechanics ensure that they are well maintained and in peak condition. Interacting with the mechanics today was a very interesting experience and I got quite a few useful tips on maintenance!
The Castrol Golden Spanner Ustaad Mechanic contest had a number of exciting prizes for the winners. These included a Grand prize of Rs. 4 lakhs which the winner could use to upgrade his garage, a Tata Nano Car and be featured on the Castrol GTX engine oil packs. The National Silver winner won a TATA Nano Car and Cash Award of Rs. 1 lakh and the National Bronze winner won a Tata Nano Car. All the finalists will also receive training at the Castrol Academy and commendation certificates. All city final winners were awarded pure gold and silver spanners along with training and commendation certification from the Castrol academy.