✍️By Special Correspondent
Sanmarg, the largest and most widely read Hindi daily of Eastern India hosted the second edition of the prestigious Sanmarg Business Awards, 2022 by honouring business leaders of Bengal at Hyatt Regency, Kolkata.
In addition to recognizing the excellence and successes of entrepreneurs, the Sanmarg Business Awards 2022 also seek to inspire a resilient spirit, creative strategies, consideration for community projects and overall financial targets accomplished by business houses. This initiative will guarantee the finest selection of industry awards; create a confluence of corporate leaders, celebrity icons & famous personalities all on a single platform.
“Businesses which emphasize creativity, innovation and out-of-the-box thinking are the ones that actually make a difference in an environment of rising demands for better experiences, convenience and value for money. There are business leaders who perform across industries and strive to disrupt business ecosystem for the greater good. Sanmarg Group brings Sanmarg Business Awards 2022 to recognize the trailblazing work and performance of these business leaders of Bengal as well as to honour their contributions to their business verticals. This will be an annual initiative which would also encourage upcoming entrepreneurs”, said Ms. Ruchika Gupta, Director – Sanmarg.
The Jury for the Sanmarg Business Awards, 2022 were Mrs. Priti A Sureka (Director, Emami Ltd.); Mr.Rajive Kaul (Chairman, Nicco Engineering Services Ltd.); Mr.Sanjay Budhia (MD, PATTON Group) & Mr. Utsav Parekh (Director, SMIFS Caital Services Ltd.).
There are two types of Sanmarg Business Awards: Excellence Awards and Distinguished Awards. The winners of the Excellence Awards will be picked from among the business houses’ applications. Moore Singhi, our knowledge partner, will screen the entries. Shortlisted applications will be presented to our distinguished jury for final consideration. The Distinguished Awards are direct awards given to pioneers/leaders for their great contributions in their fields, as determined by an illustrious panel on board. In this category, there are a total of 4 awards.
We held a startup drive this year called “Naveen Soch Ki Khoj,” in which we asked startups to apply. We received over 100 submissions, and our venture partner, Mumbai Angels Network, selected seven firms for further consideration. Our judges then interviewed these 7 startups, resulting in the selection of the three startups who would give their presentation on stage during the event. The final winner for the Sanmarg Naveen Soch Award will be decided based on their pitch and questioning from Nandani Manisinghka (Co-founder and CEO of Mumbai Angels Network), Vivek Gupta (Chairman, Sanmarg group) and Vipul Bhandari (Chairman & Managing Director, Supertron Electronics Pvt. Ltd.). We’d also be pleased to put them in touch with investors after the pitch.
• Lifetime Achievement Award: J P Chowdhary, Chairman of Titagarh Wagons Ltd.
• Business Leader of the year Award: Abhijit Roy, MD and CEO, Berger Paints India Ltd.
• Outstanding Entrepreneur of the year Award: Ameve Sharma, Co-founder at Kapiva Ayurveda
• Bharat Abhiman Award: Sanat Kumar Nandy, Founder of Bhadreswar Group
The second edition of the Sanmarg Business Awards 2022 was sponsored by Supertron Electronics Pvt. Ltd, Mahabir Danwar Jewellers, BSL & Young Indians, Just School & Assure. Our Associates are Shrigoda Insurance Brokers Ltd. and Willams Kitchen Restaurant and Bar.