The 4th ET Bengal Corporate Awards presented by the Association of Corporate Advisers & Executives (ACAE) was held on January 23, 2016. Guests of Honour of the event were Dr. Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog and Dr. Amit Mitra, Hon’ble Minister-in-Charge, Finance & Excise, Commercial and Industries, Govt. of West Bengal.
The awards night started with lamp lighting by the Guests of Honour and other stalwarts like Mr. Joy Chakraborthy, Director – The Times of India Group, Mr. Harshavardhan Neotia of Ambuja Neotia Group & President, FICCI and Mr. PR Ramesh, Chairman – Deloitte. Ms. Devasree Chadha, AVP & Metro Head Kolkata – The Times of India Group presented the Opening Speech & Thank You Note, which was followed by a Welcome Speech from Mr. Madhav Surekha, President – ACAE.
The award ceremony started with the special Indian Visionary Business Leader Award being awarded to Mr. Prithviraj Singh Oberoi, Executive Chairman – The Oberoi Group. The award was taken by Mr. S. S. Mukherjee, Executive Vice Chairman – EIH Ltd on behalf of Mr. Oberoi. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Shri R.S. Agarwal and Shri R.S. Goenka, Founders and Joint Chairmen of Emami Group for their immense contribution towards the industrial growth of Bengal and India as well. A moving speech by Shri R.S. Agarwal, Founder and Joint Chairman of Emami Group, was an additional gift of the evening.
In his speech, Dr. Amit Mitra, Hon’ble Minister-in-Charge, Finance & Excise, Commercial and Industries, Govt. of West Bengal, attested how Bengal is riding on industrial growth and how much enthusiastic the corporate are to come to Bengal. The awardees were selected through an intensive scrutiny by the knowledge partner - Deloitte. The audience witnessed some legendary moments as some of Bengal’s best business houses won awards.