Stars of Indian SME Sector Hail 'IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2010'

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Awardees Bring Laurels to the SME Community

NEW DELHI, December 8, 2010 - The stars of the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) fraternity experienced
their moment of glory when they were declared 'Leaders of Tomorrow' at an
Awards Ceremony on December 3, 2010. Filled with pride and enthusiasm, they
received the coveted Awards from Honourable Union Minister for Home Affairs
Mr. P. Chidambaram at IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards Ceremony organised
by with ET NOW. It brought together the biggest names from the
Indian business and SME community under the same roof.

Proud of the success of the initiative, Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, Founder and
CEO,, said, "I am pleased to see the 'IndiaMART Leaders of
Tomorrow Awards 2010' end on such a high note this year. With extraordinary
conviction, these winners have put their blood and sweat to nurture an idea,
and set up successful ventures. The Awards salute their spirit to chase their

On being adjudged Leader of Tomorrow (IT/ ITES/ Telecom) and also Company
of the Year, Mr. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Managing Director, One97
Communications Limited was ecstatic to receive the two Awards. He said, "This
is a great honour for One97 to be awarded 'Company of the year'. It shows
true commitment of our team and customers' trust in us. I am sure this
motivates us a lot and we commit to great heights for future. Thanks to Jury
and I look forward to receiving similar support of everyone in the future

Epitomising woman power at the Awards, Woman Leader of Tomorrow Ms.
Lalitha Rao Sahib, Managing Director, Nuthatch Nutricare Technologies Pvt Ltd
said, "It gives me great pleasure to receive 'Leaders of Tomorrow Award' for
the year 2010 in Woman Leader of Tomorrow category for the SME segment. Next
to agriculture, Small and Medium entrepreneurs are providing the largest
employment and are the back bone of economy, but the government's support to
SME's are not up to mark and one has to struggle a lot to exist and grow,
using all the skills one has. I thank ET NOW and for this
Award, which not only will go a long way in our business career but also will
boost many young entrepreneurs like me to bring out the skills they have, to
make our country's economy strong."

Another proud Leader of Tomorrow (Engineering Products), Mr. Kiran Patil,
CEO & Director, Ducon Technologies Private Limited, commented, "This award is
a platform to showcase the company's product line in the industry. It will
enhance our corporate brand. It will improve the marketing impact and
increase confidence both with our suppliers and the customers. With this
award, we are encouraged to perform better and achieve many more recognition
and make our company as the most respectable one in India."

With the plans to add more categories, more nominations, et al in the
year 2011, is all geared up towards unleashing SMEs potential
and inspire the generation to take challenges and turn the seemingly
impossible into possible.

About is India's largest online B2B marketplace connecting global
buyers with suppliers through business directories, online product catalogs,
buy-sell offers, industry specific marketplaces, printed media and trade
shows participation.

Founded in 1996 by Mr. Dinesh Agarwal (CEO), the company has a pan-India
presence in over 100 cities. With over 2400 employees located across 55
offices in the country, offers an extensive range of
value-added products and services to its 1 million registered members and
nearly 5 million global buyers across various industries and verticals. has won numerous awards over the years and has been widely
covered by media such as CNBC, BBC, BusinessMoney, CNN, Businessworld,
Economic Times, Financial Express, etc for its pioneering role in promoting
SME business in the country. Its existing investors include Intel Capital and
Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (Times Group), India's largest print media group.

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