10th July 2019: MBD Group, the leading education company in India with large diversified operations in hospitality and retail developments celebrated its 9th Founder’s Day and commemorated the 74th birth anniversary of their founding father Sh. Ashok Malhotra whose vision and thought laid a strong foundation of the company’s bright and prosperous future and has resulted in the shining edifice that MBD Group is today.
Shri Ashok Malhotra has always been an exemplar for business and society and the Group’s success can be attributed to his undying spirit of hard-work & innovation. Each year on 10th July, the MBDians re-instate the promise to pursue his vision and values and celebrate the Founder’s Day with full enthusiasm & grandeur.
Every year, The Founder’s Day celebration has a theme associated to it and this year’s theme was “Touching Lives” as the Founder always believed in people-centric growth and upliftment of the less privileged. He was a visionary who always strived to build a better society and making difference in the lives of the people by bringing positive changes in their lives.
On this occasion, the entire family and team members of the MBD Group paid rich tribute to Sh. Ashok Malhotra and remembered his contribution in making MBD Group a success. The occasion was graced by the presence of the Chief Guest Shri. C.P. Singh Cabinet Minister- Urban Development, Housing and Transport- Govt. of Jharkhand and along with other dignitaries such as Shri B.N. Singh District Magistrate- Gautam Budha Nagar, RSS, Guest of Honor, Congo First Secretary, Russia First Secretary, Nigeria Deputy Head of Mission, Shri BK Gupta, Ex Commissioner Delhi Police, Ms. Amanpreet Kaur DC IT Delhi , Shri SN Agarwal Retd -Judge – Punjab Haryana High Court
The event commenced with the Chairperson, Mrs. Satish Bala Malhotra, paying an emotional tribute to Malhotra Ji and the ceremonial lighting of the lamp. The event was celebrated with full vigor and witnessed the gala cultural event featuring dance performances, scholarships & awards distribution and speeches.
On this occasion, Mrs. Satish Bala Malhotra, Chairperson, MBD Group said, “Sh. Ashok Malhotra Ji was an exceptional leader whose foresightedness and determination will continue to aspire us. He always believed in making a strong and meaningful contribution in the lives of the people through his efforts and philanthropy. We will continuously strive to pursue his vision and follow the core philosophy of business which he laid down and would take forward his philanthropic endeavors in future as well”
Ms. Monica Malhotra Kandhari, MD, MBD Group, said, “My father always believed in the philosophy of giving back to the society and all his initiatives in business & his personal life were aimed at helping the needy in all possible way. And, carrying forward his vision, we under “Touching Lives” theme undertook the initiative of extending the help to our people who were not able to sustain their families either due to some physical or financial challenges. We will continue to extend our helping hand to the needy and undertake initiatives which are aimed at the betterment of the society and the environment.
She further added, “He was a true visionary and his courage, brilliance and dynamism have always motivated us in all our endeavors. We will strive to retain the multitude and take MBD Group to newer heights in the years to come”.
Ms. Sonica Malhotra, JMD, MBD Group, said, “My father always had a strong emotional connect with society and helping the needy was his natural duty. He believed in making difference in the lives of the people by taking initiatives and being the change. As per his belief, we at MBD Group look beyond business endeavors and comprehend our responsibility towards environment & the society at large. This year’s theme “Touching lives” is a testament to the fact that we aspire to touch upon the lives of those who need us and will continue to embrace the social causes with fervor.
About ‘Touching Lives’
Embarked by Ashok Malhotra Charitable Trust, ‘Touching Lives’ is an initiative that focuses on quality education, merit scholarships, training and skill development etc. on pan India basis and revolves around his philosophy of giving back to the society and help the needy in all possible way.“ On this occasion, MBDians formed a tapestry featuring stories of nine people that is moving beyond dreams with the strong lineage of “Touching Lives” as the Group strongly believes that its their moral duty to help those that have been less fortunate and smallest good deed can ignite and positively impact the lives of their valuable employees by providing a renewed sense of hope.
Under the My Best Deeds, the CSR initiative by Ashok Malhotra Charitable Trust, the MBD Group has contributed and raised awareness about a number of causes pan India, revolving around the Founder’s philosophy of compassion, giving back to the society in all possible ways across multiple businesses on a pan India basis.