Is it compulsory to take part in the award ceremony?

No, it is not. By default, the Award Management team assumes that winners will accept their awards at the award ceremony; however, if that is not possible, physical awards can be requested to be sent to the Award winner’s address and to the applicant’s name as was on the nomination form. This service is free of charge (only Postal or courier costs of sending the awards should be borne by the Applicant).