Hon’ble Minister of State, Sh. Rajeev Chandrasekhar honored stalwarts at the 6th
Manav Rachna Excellence Awards

The sixth edition of Manav Rachna Excellence Awards (MREA) 2022 was held at a
glittering ceremony graced by Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State – Ministry of
Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Electronics and Information
Technology, GOI at the campus of Manav Rachna Educational Institutions (MREI) today.
Manav Rachna Excellence Awards, organized annually were instituted in April 2017 to
carry forward the rich legacy of its visionary Founder Dr. O P Bhalla who worked
ceaselessly to promote excellence in education.
MREA 2022 were bestowed across twelve genres to the stalwarts and achievers for their
exceptional and path-breaking vision by Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar in the presence of
Dr. Prashant Bhalla – President, MREI; Dr. Amit Bhalla – Vice President, MREI; Dr. Sanjay
Srivastava – MD, MREI and VC MRIIRS; Dr. N C Wadhwa – DG, MREI; Lt. General Dr. R.K.
Anand, DG, MRIIRS; Dr. I.K. Bhat, VC, MRU; Mr. H K Batra, Chairman, Perfect Breads; and
veterans from the industry.
Dr. Sanjay Srivastava, MD, MREI and VC, MRIIRS gave an overview of Manav Rachna
Excellence Awards 2022. He expressed his delight over the fulfillment of the dream of
our Founder Visionary, and said that these awards are a testimony to our Founder’s
dream and every year, new categories are being added to it.
Congratulating the awardees, Dr. Prashant Bhalla said, “Manav Rachna has forever
celebrated such great champions and we salute their humility and distinction every
year, with the aid of the prestigious Excellence Awards. The Excellence Awards were
designated to applaud the impeccable achievers from various professional domains who
have brought about revolutionary transformations in their respective fields and made a
prominent mark in the contemporary cosmos.”

Expressing his delight to bestow the prestigious MREA upon awardees, Shri. Rajeev
Chandrasekhar Jee said, “Next 25 years are going to be of India’s youth and our
economic progress, expansion, and leadership of innovation will be driven by the
youth.” He added, “After the National Education Policy 2022, the entire focus is now on
the students getting not just knowledge in terms of sciences, social sciences, curriculum
and education but also getting aptitude and skills; vocational education and skills are
integrated into curriculum. And this will help us succeed in our mission to uplift our
youth in the global arena”.
The stalwarts who were honored on this prestigious platform are revered figures:
Corporate & Industry Award: Mr. Shiv Shivakumar, Group Exec. President- Corporate
Strategy & Business Development, Aditya Birla Group
Sports Icon Award: Ms. Rani Rampal, Indian Field Hockey Player
People Builder Award: Mr. K S Bakshi,Group Head- HR, InterGlobe Enterprises
Young Leader Award: Mr. Chaitanya Peddi, Co-Founder & Product Head at Darwinbox
Young Leader Award: Mr. Rohit Chennamaneni, Co- Founder at Darwinbox
Nation Building Award: Mr. Ajay Pandey, Ex MD & Group CEO, Gift City
Award for Outstanding Contribution in Cultural Arena: Dr. Sachidanand Joshi,Member
Secretary, Indira Gandhi National Centre of Arts (IGNCA), Ministry of Culture
Faridabad Industry Icon Award: Mr. Navdeep Chawla, Chairman, MD & Founder,
Psychotropics India Ltd
Dr Pritam Singh Award for Academic Excellence: Prof. Avinash Chandra Pandey,
Director, Inter- University Accelerator Centre, An Autonomous Research Centre of UGC
Change Maestro Award: Mr. Amit Malik, CEO & MD, Aviva Life Insurance Company India
Lifetime Achievement Award: Mr. S.V. Nathan, Partner & Chief Talent Officer- Deloitte

Outstanding Scientist Award: Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Chairman, Defence Research and
Development Organisation (DRDO) & Secretary, Department of Defence, R&D
Technology Transformation Award: Dr. Vinnie Jauhari, Learning and Skills Lead,
Microsoft India
This was followed by a Book Launch of a book titled ‘Real Life Management Case
Studies: Developed in Factual Conversation with Industry Leaders’ by Prof. (Dr.) Amit
Seth, Professor, Faculty of Management Studies, MRIIRS and CS (Dr.) Monika Goel,
Professor, Faculty of Commerce, MRIIRS.