IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards Jury to Meet to Select Awardees

Thursday, November 18, 2010

NEW DELHI, November 19, 2010 -

    - Shortlisted Nominees to Present Their Credentials to the Jury
    - Jury to Select Winners for Various Categories; to be Announced at the
      Awards Ceremony in December
    - Hon'ble Home Minister Mr. P. Chidambaram to Attend the Awards Ceremony

As a curtain raiser to the Awards Ceremony in December, the much-awaited
Jury Meet for IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2010 will take place on
November 24, 2010 at ET NOW studio, Noida. Chaired by Mr. Shiv Nadar,
Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, HCL Technologies, the Jury will gather
to exercise their expertise and experience to decide upon the Award
recipients from the shortlisted names of the nominees. Mr. Nadar will be
joined by Mr. Gautam Thapar, Chairman and CEO, Avantha Group; Mr. Kushagra
Bajaj, Promoter and Joint Managing Director, Bajaj Hindustan Ltd.; Mr.
Jagdish Khattar, Chairman and Managing Director, Carnation Auto India Pvt.
Ltd. and Mr. Uday Kumar Varma, Hon'ble Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small
and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Government of India. At the Meet, the
potential Award winners will get an opportunity to showcase their credentials
in front of these industry leaders.

Placing his trust in this maiden initiative, the Hon'ble Union Minister
of Home Affairs Mr. P. Chidambaram has also given his consent to grace the
Award Ceremony with his presence.

Affixing great importance to the Jury Meet, Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, Founder
and CEO,, said, "The Awards were initiated to celebrate the
undying spirit of entrepreneurship amongst the Indian MSMEs. It is a proud
moment for us as this initiative is nearing its first milestone. I am sure
that the Jury Chairman Mr. Nadar along with other respected Jury Members will
bring their own stamp to this meet and choose the most deserving

In this phase, the Jury will have the arduous task of selecting the best
MSMEs for the 16 categories of the Awards. The categories span across several
verticals like Auto/ Auto Components, Engineering Products, Apparel and
Accessories apart from Travel, Tourism and Hospitality, IT/ITES or Telecom,
et al. The awards will also recognise other special achievers in the industry
- Young Entrepreneur, Woman Entrepreneur and Green Company, among others.

IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2010, a joint initiative of and ET NOW, are being heralded as the most-prestigious Awards
for the MSMEs. They have not only received enormous response from across the
country but also brought forward exceptional business success stories of
lesser known MSMEs in the show on ET NOW. The show has touched the lives of
millions and inspired future business leaders.

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Founded in 1996 by Mr. Dinesh Agarwal (CEO), the company has a pan-India
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covered by media such as CNBC, BBC, BusinessMoney, CNN, Businessworld,
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Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (Times Group), India's largest print media group.
The Board of Directors at comprises of Mr. Deep Kalra, Founder
and CEO of and Dr. Nachiket Mor, President, ICICI Foundation
among others.

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