The PHD Chamber, known for recognizing the efforts and contribution of Indian entrepreneurs in different industries announced its Annual Awards for the year 2015 on 28 November 2015, at Le Meridien, New Delhi. The Chamber has always been supportive of individuals in the business community of the country who have contributed and promoted corporate and individual initiatives in economic, social, educational and cultural areas of the country. Appreciating such efforts, the PHD Chamber has honoured Ms. Monica Malhotra Kandhari (Senior Director, MBD Group) with the prestigious Outstanding Business Woman of the Year 2015 award. Shri Rajnath Singh, Honorable Union Minister of Home Affairs, presented the award to Ms. Kandhari.
On the occasion of receiving such a celebrated award, Ms. Monica Malhotra Kandhari, Senior Director MBD Group said, “It gives me immense happiness to win such a distinguished award from PHD Chamber. I am highly grateful to the jury for choosing me to win such an accolade and [it] inspires me to set new milestones for the Group. At MBD, we have always believed that nation building has to be part of our business objectives and thus all our business efforts underlie this belief.”
Witnessing Ms. Monica Malhotra Kandhari receive such a prestigious award, Mrs. Satish Bala Malhotra, Chairperson, MBD Group, said, “I am thrilled to see my daughter get so much appreciation by such a renowned body of our country. She is and has always been full of compassion and this quality of her lets her make it through anything. All of us at the MBD Group are proud of her and look up to her as an inspiration”.
Ms. Monica Malhotra Kandhari has led the MBD Group to greater heights, and under her able tutelage the company has transformed from a publishing house into an Education company and provides 360 degree education solutions; be it a notebook or a pencil, be it an educational tablet or a latest educational app on app store. Under her guidance the Group has successfully made inroads into the Skill Development, Stationery, e-learning and m-learning space. Today the Group works with nearly 70,000 schools worldwide and caters to 50 million learners with 34 branch offices across India and international offices in South Africa and Sri Lanka.
A visionary like her father, Shri Ashok Kumar Malhotra; Ms. Monica Malhotra Kandhari embarked on her entrepreneurial journey at a very young age; presently a Senior Director in the MBD Group, she plays a key role in all the Group's ventures.
About the MBD Group
The MBD Group, one of the leading Education Companies in India with over 6 decades of experience, under the futuristic vision of the Founder of the Group, Shri Ashok Kumar Malhotra, has diversified into various industries including E-Learning, Stationery, M-Learning, Skill Development, Eco-Friendly Notebooks, Paper Manufacturing, ICT Infrastructure, Hospitality, Real Estate, Mall Development and Management. The MBD Group has been continuously working for the cause of providing education to all with its mission to create an “MBD Product for every literate person”. The group has presence in various other countries including international offices in South Africa and Sri Lanka.
Photo Caption: Ms. Monica Malhotra Kandhari wins PHD Chamber’s prestigious Outstanding Business Woman of the Year award