Stars of Indian SME Sector Hail ‘IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2010’

  • Awardees bring laurels to the SME community.
  • First edition of the Awards attains grand success.

Lalitha Rao Sahib
Honourable Union Minister for Home Affairs Mr. P. Chidambaram awarding the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Ms. Lalitha Rao Sahib, Managing Director, Nuthatch Nutricare Technologies Pvt. Ltd. at IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2010
New Delhi, 8th December, 2010: The stars of the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) fraternity experienced their moment of glory when they were declared ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ at an Awards Ceremony on December 3, 2010. Filled with pride and enthusiasm, they received the coveted Awards from Honourable Union Minister for Home Affairs Mr. P. Chidambaram at IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards Ceremony organised by with ET NOW. It brought together the biggest names from the Indian business and SME community under the same roof.

Proud of the success of the initiative, Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO,, said, “I am pleased to see the ‘IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2010’ end on such a high note this year. With extraordinary conviction, these winners have put their blood and sweat to nurture an idea, and set up successful ventures. The Awards salute their spirit to chase their dreams.”

On being adjudged Leader of Tomorrow (IT/ ITES/ Telecom) and also Company of the Year, Mr. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Managing Director, One97 Communications Limited was ecstatic to receive the two Awards. He said, “This is a great honour for One97 to be awarded ‘Company of the year’. It shows true commitment of our team and customers’ trust in us. I am sure this motivates us a lot and we commit to great heights for future. Thanks to Jury and I look forward to receiving similar support of everyone in the future also.”

Epitomising woman power at the Awards, Woman Leader of Tomorrow Ms. Lalitha Rao Sahib, Managing Director, Nuthatch Nutricare Technologies Pvt Ltd said, “It gives me great pleasure to receive ‘Leaders of Tomorrow Award’ for the year 2010 in Woman Leader of Tomorrow category for the SME segment. Next to agriculture, Small and Medium entrepreneurs are providing the largest employment and are the back bone of economy, but the government’s support to SME’s are not up to mark and one has to struggle a lot to exist and grow, using all the skills one has. I thank ET NOW and for this Award, which not only will go a long way in our business career but also will boost many young entrepreneurs like me to bring out the skills they have, to make our country’s economy strong.”

Another proud Leader of Tomorrow (Engineering Products), Mr. Kiran Patil, CEO & Director, Ducon Technologies Private Limited, commented, “This award is a platform to showcase the company’s product line in the industry. It will enhance our corporate brand. It will improve the marketing impact and increase confidence both with our suppliers and the customers. With this award, we are encouraged to perform better and achieve many more recognition and make our company as the most respectable one in India.”

With the plans to add more categories, more nominations, et al in the year 2011, is all geared up towards unleashing SMEs potential and inspire the generation to take challenges and turn the seemingly impossible into possible.

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Founded in 1996 by Mr. Dinesh Agarwal (CEO), the company has a pan-India presence in over 100 cities. With over 2400 employees located across 55 offices in the country, offers an extensive range of value- added products and services to its 1 million registered members and nearly 5 million global buyers across various industries and verticals. 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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