• Sizable nominations from MSMEs being received from across the country;
• ET NOW showcases success stories of nominated entrepreneurs across industries.
With the nomination process gathering full pace, the definitive initiative by IndiaMART.com, in association with ET NOW, is inching towards its objective of according recognition to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). In addition, the show 'IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2010' is making successful strides on ET NOW. It has brought a host of entrepreneurs to the forefront who have proudly shared their unmatchable feats with the world. The show promises to unveil many such success stories in the coming weeks.
Delighted with the response to this initiative, Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO, IndiaMART.com, said, “We are pleased with the positive response from MSMEs across the country towards this endeavor. This signifies that they have been eagerly awaiting such an opportunity to highlight their inspiring growth stories and make a mark in the industry. Exclusively designed for Indian MSMEs, this platform will provide them with appreciation for their hard-work, determination and vision to succeed.”
ET NOW is playing a crucial role in making these Awards a successful and purposeful endeavour by providing a channel for promising MSMEs to share their experience and journey. In the inaugural episode of 'IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2010' show on ET NOW, the featured nominees Mr. Rakesh Juneja (Bag Maker) from Gurgaon, Mr. Rajiv Mahajan (Muskan Power Infrastructure) from Ludhiana and Mr. Arun Kharat (Wings Travel) from Pune unveiled their inspiring stories of courage and fearless strides to convert roadblocks into success. Apart from these, other unique stories of growth such as that of Mr. Ganeshwar Rawat (GS Marbles) from Jaipur, Mr. Narendra Goliya (Rishabh Instruments) from Nashik and Mr. Makrand Appalwar (Emmbi Polyarns) from Mumbai among others have also been showcased. These are enriching lessons for budding entrepreneurs who can learn from their progress, experience, knowledge and acumen.
Catering to MSMEs across industries, these Awards have been launched to offer an unmatched and exclusive platform providing a fair chance for the entrepreneurs. The four-month long TV series will offer more insight into the working of great minds who have lead from the front and contributed significantly to the economy. Viewers can watch the show on Tuesdays at 6.30 pm and its repeat on Saturday at 6.30pm & 11.30pm and Sunday at 12.30pm & 8.30pm. All the promising entrepreneurs who feel that they have a business success story to share, can nominate their company by filling in the nomination form at leaders.economictimes.com. The awards will not only provide them with widespread appreciation but also raise profile of their work
IndiaMART.com 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, the company has a pan-India presence in over 100 cities. With over 2000 employees located across 47 offices in the country, IndiaMART.com offers an extensive range of value-added products and services to its 10,00,000 registered members and nearly 5 million global buyers across various industries and verticals.
IndiaMART.com 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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