By A Correspondent
India’s top scientist Padma Vibhushan Dr Raghunath Mashelkar said business leaders should change their mindset and look at business from the angle of serving the society while increasing the top line and bottom line of their companies.
He said doing good for the society and doing well for their own organisation can go hand in hand. “Doing well by doing good ,should be the mantra of business leaders” he added.
Pointing out to the CMD of BVG Group Mr Hanmant Gaiwad Dr Mashelkar said “he is a classic example of doing good and doing well. His top line and bottom lines are fine but at the same time he is creating public good. Bill Gates has made a lot of money, but he has also made a foundation which serves the people.” he added.
Dr Mashelkar was addressing the gathering on the occasion of Seventh Anniversary of Corporate Tycoons magazine published from Pune . The magazine felicitated seven business leaders from different sectors by giving them Corporate Tycoons Business Excellence Awards 2019.
He told the gathering “I congratulate the winners of Corporate Tycoons Business Excellence Awards. Each one of you have done us proud by your accomplishments. It is not just about top line and bottom line but about what you have done for the society.
The recipient were Mr Nimesh Desai from TechEra, Harmandeep Singh Anand from Global Panorama Showcase (GPS) Nagpur, O P Singh from Huvepharma SEA ( Pune), Mr S P Jain Founder of Hotel Pride, Mr L C Singh Founder of Nihilent Ltd , Mrs Ritu Chhabria founder of Mukul Madhav Foundation and Yuvraj Dhamale of Dhamale Corp.
He said “I am very happy to see the diversity of awards that is given in this category of excellence. Excellence of tomorrow is going to be based on innovation. We talk about growth but we must have accelerated inclusive growth. “
“Key focus across the world first should be digitalization and the second is democratization of access to everyone. This is because the biggest challenge that the world is facing is climate change and inequalities ”, Dr Mashelkar added
He also spoke about a book Leap Frogging to Pole-vaulting which he wrote along with Ravi Pandit. He said businessmen should change their mindset and think of pole vaulting instead of leap frogging. A frog leaps mainly to escape from the predators. Business leaders should not think of leap frogging to escape from competition. They must think of pole vaulting and the sixe of the pole should determine their ambition, he added.
Hanmant Gaikwad Chairman of the BVG gave a detail account of what his company has been doing to serve the society. “My mission in life is to positively impact millions of lives” he added.
The Guest of Honor Mr Arun Firodia, Chairman of Kinetic Group said one of the problem in Maharashtra is that we do not give the visionaries of business, the credit and importance that they deserve.
He said “ Once I was asked why Maharashtra is slightly behind in industry and business. I said I will give you the answer. First tell me who are the top five Maharashtrians in Maharasthra .”
The person said Sachin Tendulkar, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Lata Mangeshkar, P L Deshpande and Sunil Gavaskar.
“I then asked him. What about Abasaheb Garware and S L Kirloskar” ? . He replied “Yes they too are”. But the problem is that people lack top of the mind awareness. The biography of successful entrepreneurs who have made Maharashtra should be included in the school curriculum he said adding that Corporate Tycoons was doing a good work by chronicling them in the publications,
Chandran Iyer, the Editor and Publisher of Corporate Tycoons said Corporate Tycoons had organised the Business Excellence Awards to felicitate outstanding business leaders who have played a stellar role with their positive contributions to the nation’s development and growth along with their corporate social responsibility.
The Awards seek to recognise and reward business excellence of enterprising entrepreneurs across different sectors.
Shriram Shinde and Shivani Iyer anchored the show and Pratibha Chandran introduced the guests. Consulting Editor of the magazine T N Ashok proposed the vote of thanks.