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Business person of the year-2015

Mahesh-Kisan1Mahesh Kisan Motewar

Chairman, Managing Director

Samruddha Jeevan Group

Consumer is literally King. Today he has not only wide range of products and services to choose from but spoiled to choose from payment options, delivery mechanism and market itself. There are innovative business models to exceed the ever demanding need of consumers. From old kiranawala in the corner to Super Malls, online websites to dedicated Retail TV Channel, everything is there to enrich consumers experience. Here this market creates a space for new ideas and opportunities for start-ups. Success formula for such business model is lies in sustainable, scalable and profitable. Market is full of success as well as not so successful start-ups. India book of Records, in its category ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ honors, businessperson for distinctive contribution and achievement. We search for such success stories wherein person has set a benchmark for others and enriches the lives of consumers and persons associated with organization.

Dr. Mahesh Kisan Motewar (born on September 26, 1968), a Chairman and Managing Director of Samruddha Jeevan Foods India Ltd (SJFIL), the flagship company of Samruddha Jeevan Group. His self sufficiency and business acumen was chiseled at a very early age. He has devoted all his life to the development and growth of the business and Samruddha Jeevan Pariwar . His actual experience of hardships associated with farming and allied activities, was eventually responsible for establishment of Samruddha Jeevan in April 2002 and then Samruddha Jeevan Foods India Ltd., registered as a public limited company in April 2006. From then on, there was no looking back for this self made entrepreneur. SJFIL is primarily involved in Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Banking, Hospitality, Infrastructure & Construction, InfoTech, Healthcare, Aviation, Education, Social Foundation & Media etc.

anil-kapoor-dr-mahesh-motewarDr. Mahesh Motewar’s dynamic leadership and effective management skills enabled Samruddha Jeevan Pariwar to achieve strategic transformation and provide Customer Satisfaction. In-depth study and practical experience in the industry synchronized with technological expertise has propelled company to unprecedented success. Being an excellent business leadership Dr. Mahesh Motewar is also actively involved in Social welfare activities through Samruddha Jeevan Foundation.

A growing organization face multiple challenges and a great leadership always focuses on the imperative aspects like efficient human resource, financial security, technology, etc. to face and overcome it. Dr. Mahesh Motewar was born in a farmer family and he knew all the aspects of agriculture and the challenges faced by the farmers. At a very early age he realized the need to work towards improving the condition of farmers and agriculture in India. How they become helpless in such situations and sometimes take hard step to quit living. To strengthen the farmers and their families, the seeds of the Samruddha Jeevan Pariwar was sown and now it is successfully meeting its aim.

events_ctb_01Being an excellent business leader Dr. Mahesh Motewar is also actively involved in Social welfare activities through ‘Samruddha Jeevan Foundation’. All through the years this foundation has strived and worked on various projects specially designed and meant for the betterment of those members of the Society who have something missing in their lives. Samruddha Jeevan foundation carries out a Mega event in the form of Blood donation Camp every year on 26th September on the occasion of b’day of Hon. Dr. Mahesh Kisan Motewar. These blood donation camps receives huge response from all around the country. ‘Samruddha Jeevan’ is the 1st company to arrange this kind of big blood donation camp at a time & awarded with India Book of Records.banner_bdc_2013_01He lost his father at a very early stage in his life; the responsibility of his family fell on his young shoulders. He had to go through critical financial situation, but he did not give up. Besides having family responsibility on his shoulders, he also focused on his education and skill development. He started working hard and completed Diploma in Civil Engineering. After a very small start of the group Dr. Mahesh Motewar never looked back and established a company which gave the prosperity to each and every one associated with it. His effective leadership has enabled Samruddha Jeevan Pariwar to achieve strategic transformation and provide customer satisfaction.


Educationist of the year 2015

Dr. Sunita Gandhi

Dr. Sunita Gandhi


Dr. Sunita Gandhi

Founder, Council for Global Education, USA

Education is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and research. It may also include informal transmission of such information from one human being to another. Any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. And when we talk about a tremendously talented Educationist, the respect for the designation just increases a lot. So our panel chosen Educationist, Dr Sunita Gandhi, Founder, Council for Global Education, USA.

Lucknow-based edupreneur Dr. Sunita Gandhi is a woman of many parts and more ambitions. Currently, she is the founder-principal of City International School (estb. 2007) of the City Montessori Schools (CMS) group, Lucknow; founder of DEVI (Dignity, Education, Vision, International), a not-for-profit NGO promoted in 1992 to provide primary education to children; and designer of the GEMS (Global Education Model of Schooling) system of education which offers contemporary internationally-oriented pedagogy. Dr. Sunita Gandhi, a Founder, Council for Global Education, USA, Dignity, Education Vision International, India, and the Education Society of Iceland (Islensku menntasamtokin ses) has travelled 38 countries and studied their education systems. Her profounded research work based on education has been piloted in the UK, Iceland and India.

Dr Sunita andhi 1In 1994 Gandhi achieved her first major breakthrough in education when she played a major role in the promotion of the Global Concepts International School in Prague for the Czech government. In 1998 after quitting the World Bank (she ran into persistent health problems following trips to Kenya and Uganda) she helped launch Iceland’s first two charter schools — Aslandsskoli, an elementary school up to grade VII and Tjarnaras, a pre-school, both in the city of Hafnarfjordur. Born in Lucknow into the family of celebrated educationists, Dr. Jagdish and Bharti Gandhi, founders of the CMS group, (with an enrollment of 32,114 students CMS is acknowledged by Guinness World Records as the largest school worldwide), Gandhi graduated from Imperial College, London and pressed on with academics to be awarded a Ph D by the blue-chip Cambridge University. In 1989 she was signed up by World Bank (WB) as a consultant ‘young professional’ and economist. Young professionals is a competitively earned highly prized designation offering fast-track career growth within the bank. Her work on education, women, and participation has been adopted as among the Bank’s “best practices” and she was honored by the World Bank President with the Most Outstanding Contribution to Development Award. “After being inducted into the young professionals program, I immediately focused on education development projects as per the family tradition,” she reminisces.

Dr. Sunita GandhiIn India, Dr. Gandhi has been fine-tuning and implementing a transformative education curriculum and assessments based on the principle of compete with yourself, which over 200 schools have adopted across India. With this large scale pilot, she is incubating an education more suited to the needs of children in the 21st century. The edifice of her efforts are constructed on the foundation of the Four Building Blocks of Education: Universal Values, Global Understanding, Excellence in All Things and Service to Humanity. In India, Dr Gandhi also serves as Honorary Chief Academic Advisor of her parents-run City Montessori School, Lucknow, the world’s largest school, a Guinness World Record Holder, and recipient of the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education.

Her latest project, Global Dream, is aimed at providing functional literacy to the illiterate masses. The results from the pilot are startling: Nearly 60,000 students from 150 schools of her city have taken up the campaign to teach at least one person. The unique and innovative Global Dream curriculum allows a person to become reading capable with just 10-15 hours of time investment over a month (with 15-20 minute sessions per day). Within a month, the curriculum has been taken up pan India and requests have come in from South Africa and China. The initial goal is 10 million new literates in India by the end of 2015.

For her immense contribution towards education, India Book of Records awards her ‘Educationist of the Year-2014’.