Vineet Mittal Awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at Prestigious Madhavrao Scindia Awards

By Madhavrao Scindhia Leadership Awards, PRNE
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Genelia D'Souza Bags the Young Achiever's Award

KANPUR, India, November 25 - This years' Entrepreneur of the year award at Madhavrao
Leadership Awards has been bagged by Mr. Vinnet Mittal, MD, Welspun Energy.
The awards were presented today at prestigious Merchant Chamber Hall, Civil
Lines, Kanpur by Shri. Jyotiraditya Raje Scindia, MP and Shri Sriprakash
, Minister of State of Coal, Statistics and Programme Implementation.

Madhavrao Scindia Awards are instituted to award to honor
individuals who have excelled in their working field and contribution to the
society. This year the Madhavrao Scindia Leadership Awards 2009 are awarded
in the following categories -

    - Entrepreneur of the year- Mr. Vineet Mittal, MD, Welspun Energy
    - Young Achiever - Ms. Genelia D'Souza
    - Best Sportsman - Mr. Harbhajan Singh
    - Outstanding performance in cinema - Mr. Farhan Akhtar
    - Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Ms. Divya Dutta

Winners were personally present to accept their awards and
they also addressed a joint press briefing chaired by UP Congress Committee
chairperson Mr. Pradeep Mishra and Organiser Shri Mant Madhav Rao Scindhia
Award Samaroh.

Mr. Vineet Mittal, MD, Welspun Energy was elated with this
honor and said, "I am very thankful to the UP Congress Committee which has
honored me with such a prestigious award. This is one prestigious award that
truly recognizes excellence, and I have been chosen by them. I am simply

The UP congress committee saluted the leaders whose relentless
pursuit of excellence has fuelled India's journey to the forefront of global

About the Awards

Madhavrao Scindhia Leadership Awards have been instituted to
award individuals who have excelled in their working field and contribution
to the society. These awards not only honor the men and women who stand at
the forefront of the world but also the talented people they lead. The awards
promise to acknowledge the best, the brightest and the most dynamic Indians
who have emerged leaders in their respective field and are leading India in
her journey toward being a global superpower.

Awardees Profile

Mr. Vineet Mittal, MD, Welspun Energy

Awarded- The Entrepreneur of the Year Award

For Vineet Mittal, his choice of work, projects and ventures
has always been determined by one motive: "To change the social fabric of
India." In that true intention itself, the entrepreneur's choices have made
him stand out amongst his peers. From setting up and running one of India's
biggest BPO in India before they became the buzzword, to now planning to
light more than just a bulb in every village, Vineet Mittal's story is one of
great courage and conviction.

Mr. Mittal is at the helm of Welspun Energy, the
infrastructure arm of the Rs.15,000 crore Welspun Group. The 33 -year old
Vineet has put together an ambitious plan of setting up large thermal, hydro
and solar power projects all across the country. His philosophy is simple:
When you bring education or electricity into a town or a village, you
immediately change its economic profile.

Breaking away from family business, to finish his engineering
from NIT and then working with VSNL and consulting with IT biggies like
Microsoft, CISCO and AOL, Vineet set up his own outsourcing venture in 2000.
Understanding the need to think local and be global, Vineet was one of the
first few people in the country to raise private equity funding from ICICI
ventures. Stream became one of the big names in the outsourcing business
having an impressive roster of clients like HP, Adobe, Microsoft and others.

An Alumnus of Harvard Business School, Vineet is truly a global business
leader who has the ability to go where men fear to tread.

Ms. Genelia D'Souza - Young Achiever

Genelia was born in England but grew up in Mumbai. She is
known to be a state level athlete and a national level player. Her claim to
fame started with commercials like Parker pen with Amitabh Bacchan and Fair &
Lovely with Krishnamachari Srikanth.

In 2003, she started her career in movies. She was recognized
for her performance in Bommarillu in 2006 with several awards. She was loved
by the audience in Jaane tu…ya jaane na (2008).

She now holds a distinct Limca world record of delivering 4
different super hit films in 4 different languages Satya (Kannada), Santosh
(Tamil), Bommarillu (Telugu) and Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Naa
(Hindi)) in span of 1 calendar year.

Mr.Harbhajan Singh - Best Sportsman

Harbhajan made his Test and One Day International (ODI) debuts
in early 1998. In the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series victory over Australia,
Harbhajan established himself as the team's leading spinner by taking 32
wickets, becoming the first Indian bowler to take a hat trick in Test

A player of passion, with talent to match, Harbhajan Singh is
India's most successful offspin bowler. Bowling with a windmilling, whiplash
action, remodelled after he was reported for throwing, he exercises great
command over the ball, has the ability to vary his length and pace, and can
turn it the other way too. His main wicket-taking ball, however, is the one
that climbs wickedly on the unsuspecting batsman from a good length, forcing
him to alter his stroke at the last second. In March 2001, it proved too much
for the all-conquering Australians, as Harbhajan collected 32 wickets in
three Tests, including the first Test hat-trick by an Indian, while none of
his team-mates managed more than three. He remains an irresistible force on
home pitches where he can be unplayable once he manages an opening. He can be
occasionally explosive with the bat and has scored 1000 runs. At 27, he
remains the prime candidate to carry on India's rich legacy in spin after the
retirement of Anil Kumble.

He was conferred the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honor,
in 2009.

Mr. Farhan Akhtar - Outstanding performance in cinema

Farhan Akhtar started his career by working as an apprentice
with cinematographer-director, Manmohan Singh at age 17, for films like Lamhe
(1991); before going on to assist director, Pankaj Parashar in film
Himalayputra (1997), followed by working in a television production house for
three years, doing various jobs.

He made his writing and directorial debut in Hindi cinema with
the 2001-hit, Dil Chahta Hai, produced by Excel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., a
production company he co-established along with Ritesh Sidwani in 1999. It
was a critical and commercial success, especially popular among the younger
generation. It earned quite a few nominations at various award shows,
including for Best Screenplay, Direction and Film. It won that year's
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.

In 2008, Farhan made his acting debut in Rock On!!. It was
critically acclaimed as well as a box office hit, done exceptionally well
particularly in the metros. He also appeared as the male lead in his sister
Zoya's directorial debut, Luck By Chance. He is also going to appear in three
upcoming films: Kartik calling kartik, Dhruv (Indian film) and Gulel (his
only acting venture which is not his production too).

Ms. Divya Dutta - Best Actor in Supporting Role

Actress Divya Dutta, first hit the headlines when she dubbed
for actress Lisa Ray in Vikram Bhatt's Kasoor in 2001. Born in September
, this actress who hails from Ludhiana has been around for quite a while.
She is now recognized as an actress of repute.

The film which catapulted her to fame because of her acting
skills was Veer Zaara (2004) for which she won the Zee Cine Award For Best
Actor in a supporting role, while being nominated by Filmfare in the same
category for the film. Her list of Hindi films include the likes of LOC
Kargil, Baghbaan, U Me Aur Hum, Umrao Jaan, Kasoor, Jogger's Park, Train To
Pakistan and Sur: The Melody Of Life. Besides Hindi, the actress has won a
lot of critical acclaim for her roles in Punjabi films like Shaheed Mohabbat,
Des Hoya Pardes and Waris Shah: Ishq Da Waaris. Besides, movies, she has also
enjoyed a good stint on television. Her most recent appearance was as Shanno
in Shanno Ki Shaadi.

Divya' forthcoming films include, Dilli 6 and Paani Puri. She was
last seen in Shyam Benegal's comdedy, Welcome To Sajjanpur.

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