Arihant Water Park Equipment is a division of Arihant Industrial Corporation Ltd., which design and manufacture water attractions with immersive experiences, has won a highly prestigious 2020 CII Award.

It was the tenth edition of the CII Awards, which are organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry.

The 2020 event was based on the theme of “Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self Reliant India),” which is a government initiative to create a self-sufficient India.

The judging panel comprised of 16 well-known figures from the international design, research and development community, including personalities from Kenya, Japan and South Korea.

The judges chose Arihant’s “Treasure Ship” attraction as winner of a category comprising of more than 20 shortlisted products.

The Treasure Ship was designed to break away from traditional water play systems. It is based on providing guests with an immersive experience themed on storytelling, designed to increase ROI for investors.

Kalpesh Mistry, head of innovation at Arihant, commented on winning the award: “We are extremely humbled to win this award. Traditionally, water play structures are designed with a ‘Engineering first, Theme second’ approach. We designed this product with a ‘Theme first, Engineering second’ approach.

“We wanted to come up with a revolutionary concept that was highly immersive, retaining consumers even outside normal play activities, to increase ROI. So, we created this “mini water park” that can do so much more for the park owners. This is the future of water play structures in India and the world,” Mistry continued.