GreenFuel bags Make in India Emerging Entrepreneurs 2018 Award in Automotive category

Homegrown auto component major, GreenFuel bags the Make in India Emerging Entrepreneurs 2018 award in the automobile category. At a gala event held in New Delhi recently Make in India Emerging Entrepreneurs Summit and Awards 2018, Akshay Kashyap, Founder and MD, received the award from Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan.

The Make in India Emerging Entrepreneur awards are an effort to recognise rising domestic players in manufacturing horizon of India. The winners were identified after a three month long intensive survey and were then shortlisted by an expert jury namely Uday Kotak, Aroon Purie, Manish Sabharwal, Hamitab Kant and Sanjay Nair.

Greenfuel specializes in product solutions for sustainable mobility. These solutions are based on their expertise in handling high pressure gaseous fuels, as well as ventures into exciting new areas of energy storage (batteries) and electromobility (battery-operated vehicles), all of which helped to bring the company out on top.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Kashyap said, “It is an honour to have our hardwork and passion recognized as a Make In India Emerging Entrepreneur. We want to use this opportunity to continue to grow and build upon our efforts. We believe that the future is green and sustainable technologies are a necessity to continue to better our country.”

Greenfuel is one of the largest suppliers of automotive components to OEMs for vehicles that run on alternative fuels. The firm’s innovative approach has helped shape the modernization of CNG systems for OEM vehicles. In fact, Greenuel is the first player to introduce NGV filling systems in cars as well as automatic cylinder valves, and the only entity to do complete fuel delivery and storage systems for low-floor busses in India. What is more, the company has also ventured into the exciting new areas of energy storage (batteries) and electromobility (battery-operated vehicles). In a short time, it has emerged as one of the knowledge leader in Li-ion batteries.

Accomplishments

Greenfuel also has notched up other accomplishments:

• The first company in India whose CNG systems have run 1 billion kms on road with zero warranty.

• The first company to do complete systems for Low Floor CNG buses.

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Mrs India Earth 2016: Beauty, Glamour and Style Galore

After setting high Parameters in the previous editions, the prestigious pageant of Mrs India Queen is back with a bang. Mrs India Earth pageant is an honour that celebrates the spirit of womanhood and give a platform to talented married women ,who have somewhere forgot to live their dream in the struggle of being a good wife, mother and homemaker, according a statement.

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Every edition keeps getting better than the previous and this was no different with new and talented beauties marking their journey in the world of fashion with the winning label of Mrs. India Queen. In its 3rd edition the pageant promises to set another benchmark for those who believes that life ends after marriage.

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The pageant, Mrs India Queen of Substance and Mrs INDIA Earth, are the brain child of Vinay Yadawa and Ritika Vinay who has won the title of (Mrs Asia Pacific 2014). The pageant will be judged under the vigilance of experienced Jury members like Ritika Vinay (Director ADIVA Innovation Pvt Ltd. Mrs India Earth), Beauty and Nutrition Expert Dr. Varun Katyal, Hair and Skin Specialist Dr. Capt. Deepti Dhillon from Appleskin and Tamanna Singh from F salon and House of wellness, Karan Sehgal owner of Delhi s renowned Substance salon and Studio and Shivani Sharma of Lurenail India’s largest nail Art company to name a few. Adding glaze to the list of jury is renowned Bollywood actresses Bhagyashree and Sheeba, who will grace the evening with her presence. The event will be a mix of glamour and entertainment and have all the essential to make the evening memorable and that is why we have popular Music Director, Ssameer who has also composed a song especially for Mrs INDIA, as our panel of Jury.

According to the directors of Mrs India Queen of Substance, the USP of this pageant is that it offers a platform that provides a chance to the upcoming and budding talent which is either lost in the crowd or doesn’t get a chance to showcase their talent in bigger and established fashion and beauty industry, they always try to bring hidden talent across India. It is exciting to see the quantum of talent and entrepreneurial spirit that proliferates in our country and gratifying to have an opportunity to be part of a process that will shape the fashion and beauty scape of the future.

The most talked about Pageant show Mrs. India Earth had already created a buzz in Delhi. The online media parter weddingplz.com will help to make the reach of the pageant diversified. The three day event will start from 28th of September and will end with a glittering evening of grand final on 30th of September 2016 at ITC Welcome Hotel, Dwarka.

Malavika Sarukkai debuts on group choreography Vamatara – Light

Malavika Sarukkai, danseuse par excellence, an acknowledged choreographer and a Padma Shree Awardee is introducing a group choreography for the first time ever, titled Vamatara – To The Light on September 2, 2016 at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Malleshwaram, Bangalore.

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Malavika’s choreographs are known for the incandescent beauty of the classical language of Bharata Natyam and the energised articulation of a contemporary mind. Intense, extraordinary and luminous are the qualities that distinguish her dancing.

New Chapter

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‘Vamatara – To the Light” is the latest dance creation of Malavika, which opens a new chapter in her artistic journey with the introduction of group choreography for the first time. The concept rests on the enduring image of the lotus rising from the sludge to the light, as a symbol of hope. What is more, this production includes group work in addition to Malavika Sarukkai’s solo choreographies. Vamatara is a validation of the dynamics within classical dance which allows for creative freedom, innovation and imagination.

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In recognition of her contribution, Malavika has received many awards including the Padma shree, the Sangeet Natak Academy Award, the Kalaimamani award, the Raza award, the Mrinalini Sarabhai award and more. Furthermore, Malavika has recently been awarded the Natya Kala Acharya Award by the Music Academy of Bangalore.

Raveena Tandon falicitates designer duo Bharat, Reshma Grover

Recently at an award ceremony in the city Designer Duo Bharat Grover and Reshma were felicitated with an award by actor and social worker Raveena Tandon for being an inspiration to many for their successful journey as accomplished entrepreneurs and fashion designers, according to a statement.

Designer Duo Bharat & Reshma Grover while receiving an award from Raveena Tandon

As their journey from the time that Bharat was a teenager and how he struggled to achieve success was told to the audience, Bharat said he felt ecstatic to receive an award for inspiring others. Being an inspiration to others is the true reward of all our hard work said the duo.

Bharat Reshma Grover are established names in the world of fashion and have made a niche for themselves in the world of fashion within a very short span of time, so much so that fashionistas and style icons of today are more than eager to follow in their footsteps. The designers are holistic package which comes with plenty beyond sheer designing.They are not confined to mere designing but they exude essence of all pervading style. Besides the fact that their creations appeal to a wide cross section of the society they essentially appeal to the generations y and z.

The youth seems completely enamoured with their outfits and nothing seems to deter them from opting for their designs. They have strongest point of their design as they have an attire for every occasion be it a wedding, corporate event, gala dinner, or a casual outing, the statement added.

Ahvaz International Science Film Festival: Aruna Vasudev wins Life Time Achievement Award

The first Ahvaz International Science Film Festival conferred its first Life Time Achievement Award to Aruna Vasudev for her untiring efforts on promotion of Asian cinema through Network for Promotion of Asian (NETPAC) since 1990.

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Aruna is a renowned figure among Iranian film industry insiders as well as film lovers in Iran, who is known as Mother of Asian Cinema. Aruna acted as the President of International Jury of Ahvaz Festival and her award, including Festival Trophy and a piece of gold necklace, made by internationally-known goldsmiths of Ahvaz, was handed over by international star of Iranian cinema, Simin (Fatemeh) Motamed Aria, at closing ceremony on February 27, 2015.

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The first Ahvaz International Science Film Festival, organised by Shahid Chamran University, took place from February 22-27 in Khouzestan, south-west of Iran and the programme included more than 200 films from around the world at 15 movie theaters in city of Ahvaz. All the Festival Awards were named after Iranian ancient science and literature celebrities like ‘Rumi’, ‘Al-Razi’, ‘Al-Farabi’ and ‘Kharazmi’.

Aruna Vasudevis also the founder and Editor of Cinemaya, and of Cinefan Festival of Asian cinema, continues to be the President of NETPAC International as well as of NETPAC India and is the Director of The Inner Path Festival.

Golden Kela Awards 2015: Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha bestowed with worst actors awards

At the Golden Keala Awards 2015, Arjun Kapoor was bestowed with the worst actor (male) award for Gunday & Everything Else, while Sonakshi Sinha won the Worst Actor (Female) award hands down for Action Jackson Holiday. This ws the hat-trick for her as she sweeps the award for the back to back third time. The seventh edition of the Anjnual Golden Kela Awards ceremony was held at India Habitat Centre on March 14, where it honoured the worst in Indian cinema in a lighter vein.

Jatin Varma, Founder, Golden Kela Awards said: “We obviously do not wish to hurt any sentiments with these awards! We only hope that those who receive the awards take it in jest and look forward to creating a better experience for their fans!”

Yo Yo Honey Singh was chosen for the Bas Kijiye Bahut Ho Gaya Award while his composition Blue Hai Paani Paani from Yaariyan got the Most Irritating Song award. This just goes on to show that today’s audiences need a teeny bit of substance when it comes to music!

Tiger Shroff failed to impress with Heropanti and was accredited with the Worst Debut Award, while Bang Bang! was chosen for the RGV Ki Aag Award for Most Pointless Remake/Sequel. The Ice Cream song from Xpose got Shabbir Ahmed the Most Atrocious Lyrics award, and the Golden Kela team is still scratching their heads over the existence of the song in the movie.

Humshakals, seems it was too much for the audience to digest. It was a disaster three times over with Saif Ali Khan, Ram Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh dressing up as what they call ‘women’, all through the movie. The kids still have nightmares and so it had to be presented with the Worst Film award.

The Baawra Ho Gaya Hai Ke Award went to Abhishek Sharma for The Shaukeens, for his selection of remaking a movie without knowing where & how to go about it and ending up making a complete mess of things. On winning this Award, Abhishek Sharma, Director, The Shaukeens, quoted, “I am extremely excited to win the Baanwra Award, as Golden Kela Awards are the only awards worth winning in this industry that celebrates mediocrity like no other film industry in the world. Proud to be one of the baanwras of bollywood! ”

Sonam Kapoor won the Why Are You Still Trying Award, it conveys that she should stop torturing audiences with her plastic presence on movies and start focussing on something she is good at, like Fashion! Also, in the Special Awards Category, PK won the Fanaa Award for Most Pointlessly Controversial Film.

Priyanka Chopra, though did a commendable job as Mary Kom, she couldn’t quite nail the accent. The Dara Singh Award for the Worst Accent, thus, had her name written all over it. We did, however, see some creativity in the horror movie domain, with 6 – 5 = 2, which was chosen for the Khooni Dracula Award for Most Creatively Named Horror Film. Who could have guessed, right?

Winners of the 7th Annual Golden Kela Awards Are:

Worst Actor (Male) – Arjun Kapur for Gunday & Everything Else
Worst Actor (Female) – Sonakshi Sinha for Action Jackson, Lingaa and Holiday
Worst Debut – Tiger Shroff for Heropanti
Worst Director – Prabhu Deva for Action Jackson
Worst Film – Humshakals
Most Irritating Song – Blue Hai Paani Paani from Yaariyan
Most Atrocious Lyrics – Shabbir Ahmed for Ice Cream in Xpose
Baawra Ho Gaya Hai Ke Award – Abhishek Sharma for The Shaukeens
RGV Ki Aag Award for Most Pointless Remake/Sequel – Bang Bang!
Why Are You Still Trying Award – Sonam Kapoor

Special Awards:

Bas Kijiye Bahut Ho Gaya Award – Yo Yo Honey Singh
Shakti Kapoor Award for Misogyny In Film – Action Jackson
Dara Singh Award for the Worst Accent – Priyanka Chopra
Jadoo Award for Most Convincing Looking Alien – Shah Rukh Khan for Happy New Year
Fanaa Award for Most Pointlessly Controversial Film – PK
Khooni Dracula Award for Most Creatively Named Horror Film – 6-5=2.

FYI: Here are the nominees for the 7th Annual Golden Kela Awards:

Category

S.No

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Worst Actor (Male)

Arjun Kapoor for Gunday & Everything Else

Saif Ali Khan for Humshakals

Salman Khan for Jai Ho & Kick

Ajay Devgn for Action Jackson

Rani Mukerjee for Mardaani

Worst Actor (Female)

Katrina Kaif for Bang Bang!

Sonam Kapoor for Everything She Did

Sonakshi Sinha for Action Jackson and Lingaa and Holiday

Tamannah for Entertainment

Jacqueline Fernandes for Kick

Worst Film

Kick

Bang Bang!

Action Jackson

Humshakals

Happy New Year

Worst Director

Sajid Khan for Humshakals

Prabhu Deva for Action Jackson

Rohit Shetty for Singham Returns

Sajid Nadiadwala for Kick

Sohail Khan for Jai Ho

Siddharth Anand for Bang Bang!

Most Irritating Song

* Played Endlessly on Radio and TV

Blue Hai Paani Paani from Yaariyan

Yaar na Miley from Kick

Baby Doll from Ragini MMS 2

Galliyan from Ek Villain

Tu Mera from Bang Bang

Most Atrocious Lyrics

Sameer for Caller Tune from Humshakals

Shabbir Ahmed for Ice Cream from The Xposé

Yo Yo Honey Singh for Blue hai Paani paani from Yaariyan

Vishal Dadlani for Tu Meri from Bang Bang!

Mayur Puri for Johnny Johnny from Entertainment

Worst Debutante

Tiger Shroff for Heropanti

The Xposé Girls for The Xposé

Mishti & Kartik Tiwari for Kaanchi

The Whole Cast & Crew of Yaariyan for Yaariyan

Daisy Shah for Jai Ho

Baawra Ho Gaya Hai Ke Award

Raj and DK for Happy Ending

Abhishek Sharma for Shaukeens

Nawazuddin for Kick

Ram Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan for Humshakals

Shashanka Ghosh for Khoobsurat

RGV Ki Aag Award for the Most Pointless Remake/Sequel

Shaadi Ke Side Effects

Ragini MMS 2

Singham Returns

Bang Bang!

Khoobsurat

The Shaukeens

Bhoothnath Returns

Hate Story 2

Why Are You Still Trying Award

Sonam Kapoor

Jackie Bhagnani

Himesh Reshammiya

Subhash Ghai

Ayushman Khurana

Yami Gautam

Priyanka Khurana Goyal walks the ramp for cancer patients

On a buzzing Sunday evening at the National Sports Centre of India, the who’s who of Mumbai, gathered together for a Fashion show organised by celebrity designers Shaina NC and Manish Malhotra.

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Priyanka Khurana Goyal and Yoghesh Lakani.

A starry line-up of Mumbai’s socialites walked the ramp at the soiree planned in support of the Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA). Shining among them was Priyanka Khurana Goyal, Winner of the Mrs. India Queen of Substance 2015.

Priyanka Khurana Goyal with her Crown

Speaking on the occasion Priyanka said: “It is the responsibility of every corporate, every organization and especially the privileged to give back to the society that has created them. It is definitely a commendable initiative by Shaina NC and Manish Malhotra to create awareness about CPAA to raise funds and to become the torchbearer for others to follow.”

Priyanka Khurana Goyal with Niranjan Hiranandani

Priyanka Khurana Goyal with Niranjan Hiranandani.

Two of the cancer survivors also walked the ramp – this is really inspirational and gives immense hope to other patients who are currently fighting this deadly disease.

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Gracing the evening with their presence as Chief Guests were Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Actor Aamir Khan.

Priyanka with Devendra Darda, Niranjan Hiranandani, Dharmesh Jain and Mickey Mehta

Ford India introduces SYNC with Ford Applink in EcoSport

What with the cricket fever is gripping across the country due to the ongoing World Cup Cricket 2015, the prospective buyers of Ford EcoSport SUV will continue to get updates from ESPN Cricinfo, even while in their vehicle, thanks to the introduction of SYNC with Ford AppLink.

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According to a statement issued by Ford India, commencing this month, SYNC with Ford AppLink is available on the Titanium variant of Ford EcoSport SUVS pan India. This is the second product from Ford’s stable after 2014 Ford Fiesta to support this award-winning in-car technology, enabling its patrons to conveniently access their favourite smartphone applications through simple voice-commands.

Elucidating on the introduction of new technology, Anurag Mehrotra, Executive Director (Marketing Sales and Service), Ford India said: “Introduction of Ford AppLink™ enhances the value proposition offered by Ford EcoSport. Consumers today are leading an increasingly connected lifestyle and wish to stay up-to-date even while on the move. Ford AppLink™ addresses this unmet need and helps them stay connected without ever compromising on convenience.”

Aprt from ESPN Cricinfo, the mobile phone applications available on Ford AppLink™ in India include a location-based app ‘explore by MapMyIndia and a global, secure location sharing app – Glympse. The addition of these apps will allow customers to seamlessly get information about their nearest attractions and food destinations among others. The technology marks new ways for customers to bring their favourite smartphone applications into their vehicles via simple voice commands. The Chenna-based subsidiary of the US car maker is working with several app partners in India and across the globe to add to the list of Ford AppLink™ compatible apps.

The introduction of Ford AppLink™ on EcoSport is a testament to Ford’s commitment to democratise advanced technology for masses. Safety, convenience and seamless connectivity are the three cornerstones of SYNC® with Ford AppLink™ technology that allows greater communication between smartphone apps and AppLink™ equipped vehicles through voice commands.

Ford’s bestselling urban SUV has continued to delight customers in India and across the world with its styling, outstanding fuel economy, great space and today boasts of more than 100,000 happy customers. Ford EcoSport won more than 30-awards within the first year of its launch to become India’s most awarded vehicle ever.

Established in 1995, Ford India is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader. Ford India manufactures and distributes automobiles and engines made at its modern integrated manufacturing facilities at Maraimalai Nagar, near Chennai. The company’s models include the Figo, Fiesta, Classic, Endeavour, and the most recently launched EcoSport.

Ford’s operations in the country also include Global Business Services with offices in Chennai, Coimbatore and Gurgaon that provides support to nearly every Ford location around the world in the areas of IT, Engineering, Finance and Accounting, Automotive Financing, Marketing Sales and Service, Analytics, and Purchasing. Ford’s businesses in India employ 11,500 hard-working, dedicated men and women.

Hyundai India bags 32 awards in 2014-15

The Chennai-based Korean auto major, Hyundai Motor India Limited has become the most awarded auto brand in 2014-15, bagging as many as 32 awards, according to a company statement.

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Apart from bagging awards with trendsetter cars such as Hyundai Elite i20, Hyundai Xcent and Hyundai Santa Fe, the car manufacturer from Tamil Nadu has also won the coveted automotive award in the country, Indian Car of the Year 2015 (ICOTY) for Hyundai Elite i20. With this, Hyundai has become the only auto brand to win two concecutive ICOTY awards in India, which symbolises the car manufacturer’s commitment to Indian patrons by offering world class standards of quality products, design and experience.

The awards have been instituted by the most eminent jury of all the prominent automotive publications in the country like Top Gear, Autocar, Motoring World, Car India, Zigwheels, Overdrive, Auto Bild, AutoX, Hindu Business Line, NDTV, EVO, Motorbeam, Vikatan Group, Flywheel and Car Dekho. Earmarking 2014 as the Year of Excellence, Hyundai Motor India had set record sales in 2014 at over 4.10 lakh units driven by growth across segments like the Hyundai Grand i10, Hyundai Xcent, Hyundai Santa Fe and recently launched Hyundai Elite i20.

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Celebrating this moment of success, BS Seo, MD & CEO, HMIL said: “We are overwhelmed by winning an unprecedented number of awards and recognitions from India’s most respected and influential automotive media. These awards demonstrate strong appreciation and acceptance of our trendsetter products and making them a huge success. With this, we intend to thank all our customers, media and jurors who have chosen our products making Hyundai as the most loved, caring and trusted car manufacturer in India. We intend to continue with our growth in 2015 by entering newer segments and will continue to offer world class products to the Indian market.”

As a commitment to the Indian market, Hyundai Elite i20 was launched within five months of the successful launch of Hyundai Xcent and Hyundai Santa Fe improving the domestic volumes and increasing market share. Earlier, Hyundai Grand also received strong customer and media response making it the Indian Car of the Year in the year 2014. Hyundai Elite i20 has a strong fan following and is seen as ‘Elite companion’. Hyundai’s signature design language, the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 has captured the attention of customers and has created a new design benchmark in the segment, setting a trend of future cars that Hyundai is making for global markets.
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Hyundai Xcent with its premium features and stylish design has made its mark amongst the first time buyers of compact sedan, up-graders and additional car buyers. What is more, Hyundai Xcent has generated high interest level amidst the young families in metros as well as Tier-II cities.

List of Awards          

Publication Award
                                                                                                   Hyundai Elite i20
ICOTY 2015 ICOTY Car of the Year 2015
Autocar India Car of the Year
Viewer’s Choice Award
Hatchback of the Year
Top Gear Readers’ Choice Car of the Year
Hatchback of the Year
NDTV Premium Hatchback of the Year
CNB Viewers’ Choice Car of the Year
Design of the Year
Overdrive Car of the Year
Premium Hatchback of the Year
Zigwheels Hatchback of the year
Car of the Year
Readers’ Choice Car of the Year
Motorbeam Reader’s choice Car of the year 2014
AutoX Best Car of 2014
Car India & Bike India Car of the Year
Premium Hatch of the Year
Vikatan Group of Publications Car of the Year
Best Hatchback of the year
Fly Wheel Hatchback of the Year
Car Dekho Premium Hatch back of the Year
Car Dekho Best Design of the year
                                                                             Hyundai Xcent
Top Gear Value Car of the Year
NDTV Subcompact Sedan of the Year
Vikatan Group of Publications Best value for Money
CarDekho Value for Money
                                                                                     Hyundai Santa Fe
NDTV Premium SUV of the year
Motorbeam Premium SUV of the year
Flywheel SUV of the Year
                                                                                    Hyundai
Top Gear Best Manufacturer of the year
Vikatan Group of Publications Best Manufacturer of the year

Shashi Kiran Shetty conferred Distinction of Commander of the Order of Leopold II

Shashi Kiran Shetty, Executive Chairman of Allcargo Logistics Limited was awarded the highest civilian honour by the Royalty of Belgium, ‘Distinction of Commander of the Order of Leopold II’. The visionary entrepreneur was coferred with the highest honour by His Royal Highness King Philippe, King of Belgium.

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From (L-R): Eddy Bruyninckx – CEO Antwerp Port Authority; NN Kumar – Chairman JNPT; Marc Van Peel – Chairman Antwerp Port Authority; Shashi Kiran Shetty – Executive Chairman Allcargo Logistics Ltd; Alok Shrivastava- Additional Secretary of Shipping; Jan Luyx Ambassador of Belgium to India; Karl Van Den Bossche – Consul General of Belgium in Mumbai.

According to a media statement, the felicitation event was held in Mumbai during the Annual Port of Antwerp reception over 300 top representative of India’s corporate fraternity including the shipping and logistics industry were present to witness this decoration. Representing the port of Antwerp were Marc Van Peel, Chairman; Eddy Bruyninckx, Chief Executive Officer and Karl Van Den Bossche, Consul General of Belgium in Mumbai. Jan Luykx the ambassador of Belgium to India presented the honorary medallion to Shetty during the evening.

This decoration has been awarded for Shetty’s glorious efforts in strengthening business relations between Belgium and India, particularly due to the economic initiatives of Allcargo and ECU-LINE. Spanning a marvelous career of over four decades, Shetty is the pioneer and a visionary who has taken India’s logistics industry on a global scale. Under his leadership today Allcargo is India’s largest logistics company in the private sector listed on BSE & NSE. With presence in over 90 countries and over 200 offices globally Allcargo is India’s truly multinational whose consolidated revenues are expected to cross over USD 1 billion by end of this financial year.

Some of the other renowned India citizens to have received this honor were, the late SP Godrej, Former Chairman of Godrej Group of Companies; Naresh Goyal, Chairman of Jet Airways, Dr. RK Pachauri, Director General of the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI); Sonia Gandhi, President of Indian National Congress,

Speaking on the occasion Shetty said: “As an Indian and as a global citizen, this is one of the proudest moments in my entire professional life. Receiving this honor for the first time in India’s maritime industry makes me feel extremely privileged. I would like to dedicate this award to my industry colleagues and mentors who have guided me through these years. The support of my family, friends, colleagues and well wishers was also very important for me to achieve this honor. We at Allcargo and ECU-LINE will continue in our endeavour to foster stronger relations between India and Belgium, as well other European countries”.

The Order of Leopold II is an order of Belgium and is named in honor of King Léopold II. The decoration was established on 24th August 1900 by Leopold II. It is awarded for meritorious service to the sovereign of Belgium, to both Belgians as well as foreign nationals. The Order of Leopold II is awarded by Royal Decree. This decoration is one of the highest honours along with Order of Leopold and the Order of the Crown in the Belgian honours hierarchy.

As part of the Avvashya Group, Allcargo Logistics is an integrated logistics multinational, headquartered in India. Allcargo is India’s largest logistics company in the private sector listed on BSE and NSE. It operates across 90 plus countries through 200 plus offices globally. Its services comprise global Multimodal Transport Operations (NVOCC, LCL and FCL), pan India CFS/ICD operations, Project and Engineering Solutions (Project Logistics & Equipment Hiring Solutions), Ship Owning and Chartering and Contract Logistics services. Allcargo’s consolidated turnover as of March 2014 is Rs. 4,888 crore. Allcargo employs over 8,500 team members globally.