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Awards
 
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
ACCENT ON EXCELLENCE :

Article 51A of the Indian Constitution enjoins it as the fundamental duty of every citizen to “strive towards excellence in all spheres.”

At the very inception of the Calcutta Chamber of Commerce as the country’s oldest business forum, the Founding Fathers solemnly pledged themselves to social responsibility of business to improve quality of life. Pursuant to that original commitment, the Chamber has established endowments to:

  • Pay tribute to towering talent as role-model of Indian womanhood with presentation of “Prabha Khaitan Puraskar”carrying cash award of Rs. 1,00,000 with appropriate citation.
  • Recognize outstanding performance in the field of sports and games with annual J.N. Award of Rs.1,00,000/- under proper citation.
  • Recognize outstanding performance in the field of Business with presentation of “Young Entrepreneur Award” carrying cash award of Rs. 1,00,000 and appropriate citation.

OBJECTIVE

Indian entrepreneurship is well on its path of global domination and holds the promise to aid the national economy in terms of providing employment and bringing about development in rural areas. The changed and charged environment of entrepreneurship in the country motivates many brilliant young people to opt away from fat salaries in MNCs and work in their own ventures. Successful entrepreneurs have inspired a whole new generation to look forward into the future with unbound hope. The Indian entrepreneur is all set to achieve new heights of success and growth in the years to come.

Young Entrepreneur Award aspires to honour the crème de la crème of the Young Entrepreneurs of India Origin whose courage, foresight and determination has created and sustained successful, growing business ventures. The award recognizes outstanding Youth who demonstrates excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to his business.

AWARD

With an aim at identifying and acknowledging an individual who has been able to surpass the obstacles in the business environment, and come out shining on top, Dr. H. P. Kanoria, Past President, Calcutta Chamber of Commerce and the Trustee, Shree Radhakrishna Premanand Nidhi has funded provision towards annual award of Rs.1,00,000/- .

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The Entrepreneur must:
- Be of India origin, with maximum age of 45 years.
- Have demonstrated outstanding entrepreneurial qualities in growing and developing the business.
- generate turnover of Rs. 250/- crs. in 3 years and /or Rs. 500/- crs in 5 years.

AREAS UNDER CONSIDERATION

The Calcutta Chamber of Commerce is keen to identify outstanding entrepreneur who has demonstrated entrepreneurial attributes that makes her/him role model for emerging entrepreneurs, including innovation and making a difference under adverse situation and environments with one or more different companies.

SELECTION

The awardee is selected by an eminent Panel of Judges who have impeccable credentials and have excellence in their own respective fields of experience including accomplished entrepreneurs and business leaders. To ensure objective and impartial assessment of claims to reward, there will be no interference with the selection process and the decision of the panel of judges would be accepted as final.

AWARDEE:

2015 - Shri Yogesh Mannalal Agrawal, Managing Director, Ajanta Pharma Ltd

 
ACCENT ON EXCELLENCE :

Article 51A of the Indian Constitution enjoins it as the fundamental duty of every citizen to “strive towards excellence in all spheres”.

At the very inception of the Calcutta Chamber of Commerce as the country’s oldest business forum, the Founding Fathers solemnly pledged themselves to social responsibility of business to improve quality of life. Pursuant to that original commitment, the Chamber has as a recent endeavour established endowments to :

  • Pay tribute to towering talent as role-model of Indian womanhood with presentation every year of “Prabha Khaitan Puraskar” carrying cash award of Rs. 1,00,000 with appropriate citation.
  • Recognize outstanding performance in the field of sports and games with annual J.N. Award of Rs.51,000/- under proper citation.

THE CALCUTTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INVITES YOU TO BE THE WOMAN ROLE-MODEL
OF THE YEAR


PRABHA KHAITAN PURASKAR :

2012 - Ms. Vidya Balan

ELIGIBILITY

Only women are eligible for nomination, apart from which, there is no bar whatsoever, to age, qualification, caste or religion. Even foreigners and non-resident Indians are eligible for nomination.

However, in the unfortunate event of a nominee’s death while her work is under consideration of the panel, she will be eligible for the PURASKAR POSTHUMOUSLY.

AREAS UNDER CONSIDERATION

The Calcutta Chamber of Commerce is keen to identify very exceptional and successful woman role-model of the year, giving the first and foremost priority to lofty human values found in the trailblazing achievement by a woman in any field of human endeavour.

SELECTION

Selection will be meticulously carried out by a panel of judges comprising of respected senior citizens and its decision will be final and binding.

The detailed procedure is laid down in the nomination forms.

GENERAL

The PURASKAR will be awarded to a woman every year. But a nominee can be honoured with this prestigious PURASKAR only once However, if in any year the panel of Judges does not find any suitable nominee in keeping with the high standard of the PURASKAR, the award will not be given for that year. The trustee shall have the right to modify the conditions of eligibility needed for this award.

EARLIER AWARDEES :

2008 - Smt. Shanu Lahiri
2003 - Smt. Usha Ganguli
2002 - Dr. Vandana Shiva
1999 - Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan
1996 - Smt. Shabana Azmi
1995 - Smt. Meera Mukherjee
1993 - Smt. Medha Patkar


JOHARMAL NANDKISHORE AWARD

OBJECT :

The J.N. Endowment acted from acute consciousness of the need for positive measures as correctives to India’s embarrassing backwardness in the field of sports and to rehabilitate India’s humiliating rating by the UNDP on Human Development Index. Triumph in the world of intellect and spirit and progress in science and technology also needs healthy body as shelter for active mind and creative intellect. Public recognition of credible achievement in the field of competitive sports is essential to stimulate interest in activities to improve national health level.

PRIZE

Considering how the healthy body is essential to the pursuit of high ideals, the J.N. Trust has funded provision towards annual award of Rs.51,000 to the finest specimen of achievement and endeavour in the field of sports, atheletics, adventure, expedition, indoor andoper-air games, gymnastics.

TALENT HUNT

The target is to identify cases that stand apart not only by standard of performance but also serve as examples unto others and encouragement to those who surrender to initial disappointment. The Chamber has developed a system of scouting for talent on extensive field coverage in collaboration with recognized sports control bodies and affiliates of the Sports Authority of India. Endorsement will also be considered from recognized institutions and responsible individuals capable of authoritative assessment to specific areas.

PANEL OF JUDGES

The Chamber has assembled a panel of consenting senior citizens and public figures drawn from academics, judiciary and the professions. The ensure objective and impartial assessment of claims to reward, there will be no interference with the selection process and the decision of the panel of judges would be accepted as final.

AWARDEES :

2015 – Ms. P. V. Sindhu
2013 – Shri Shiva Thapa
2012 – Ms. Dola Banerjee
2003 – Shri Dhanraj Pillai (Nominated)
2002 – Shri Saurav Ganguly (Nominated)
1999 – Smt. Jyotirmoyee Sikdar
1996 – Shri Vishwanathan Anand
1995 – Smt. Karnam Malleswari
1993 – Shri Leander Paes


 
 
 

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