New Delhi | 8th October 2020: Amidst the pandemic, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) held its Annual Excellence Awards online. This was PHDCCI’s 115th Annual Session, where the theme was ‘Building Aatmanirbhar Bharat’. Chief Guest, General (Dr) VK Singh (Retd), PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC and the President, PHD Chamber, Dr DK Aggarwal awarded 6 businesses/ entrepreneurs/ individuals for their outstanding work in select areas and to promote corporate and individual initiatives in economic, social and educational areas.

In his address, General (Dr.) V K Singh said, “Excellence, quality and ease of doing business form the foundations for Atmanirbhar Bharat. With a strong foundation, India can tap into filling gaps in Chinese market supply, where volumes and global reach is high, yet the quality is not sustainable.”

The awardees for PHD Annual Awards for Excellence 2020 in different categories are Mr Deep Bajaj, Founder, Sirona Hygiene Pvt Ltd (Award for Excellence for Start-ups); Grasim Industries Ltd., Unit- Indo Gulf Fertilisers (Good Corporate Citizen Award For Social Welfare); Mr. J C Chaudhry, Chairman & Managing Director, Aakash Educational Services Limited (Distinguished Entrepreneurship Award); Mr Manu Chopra, Managing Director, PDS International Pvt Ltd. (Distinguished Entrepreneurship Award for MSME); Ms G. B. M. Ratna Kumari (Mallika Manoj Grandhi), Chairperson And Managing Director, Manoj Vaibhav Gems N Jewellers Pvt. Ltd (Outstanding Business Woman Award); Mr Binay Kumar, Chairman & Managing Director, Banaras House Pvt Ltd. (LifeTime Achievement Award)

On receiving the Award for Excellence for Start up, Deep Bajaj CEO and Founder of Sirona said, “PHD Annual Awards are one of the most coveted ones  in Business Circles that are decided after several levels of meticulous screening and assessment. We are honoured to be a part of this. With our commitment to solving unaddressed feminine intimate hygiene issues, we are looking forward to furthering the dream of a self-reliant India.”

During the event, dignitaries reiterated that self-reliance is not isolation but about plugging into the global market and economy and realising and working on its domain of excellence. 

Dr Aggarwal, President, PHDCCI said, “India now has to target 25th rank in the global ease of doing business ranking. Innovation, research & development have to be spurred and accelerated along with unleashing of demographic dividend. With this, India will become a super economic power and the ‘Golden Goose’ again.”

PHDCCI’s 115th Annual Session has been supported by Vestige Marketing Pvt Ltd; Maruti Suzuki; Radico Khaitan Ltd; SMC Global Securities Ltd; Paramount Communication Ltd; Multani Pharmaceuticals Ltd; DLF Ltd; JK Tyres; Apeejay Svran Group; M V Cotspin Ltd and DCM Shriram Industries Ltd. The other sponsors of the session were Hindalco Industries Ltd, Martin & Harris Pvt Ltd., Filatex India Ltd., Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd, Hindustan Tin Works Ltd, Alliance Advertising & Marketing Pvt. Ltd, Oswal Greentech Ltd, Modern Auto Ltd and Bry-Air (Asia) Pvt. Ltd. 

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