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Key Indian personalities win 'Logistics Achievers Awards'
Feb '13
In a bid to recognize contribution of people from different level to the rapidly growing logistic sector, also touted as the backbone of country’s industrial and economic development, Million Minds Management Services Limited in collaboration with The Chartered Institute of Logisitics and Transport (CILT) conferred “Logistics Achievers Awards 2013” to key personalities from the industry at a star-studded ceremony held here.  

Recognizing their exemplary contribution to the industry, Ms. Hena Kausar (Head, Supply Chain Maruti Suzuki India Limited) was awarded with the Logistics Woman of the year. While, Sri Raghuvar Dayal former Managing Director Concor was bestowed with the Life Time Achievement, Shri D.P. Agarwal (Chairman, TCI) was given Doyen of Indian Logistics, Shri Vikas Anand (COO-DHL) received Logistics achievers award and Mrs. Divya Jain,( Director and Head of Safe Education, Safe Express) bagged the Logistics achievers award.

Other winners included Best Trainer in Logistics Shri Ashok Sharma (Consultants Faculty and advisory in Supply Chain), Logistics innovator of the year Sri Shashi Kiran Shetty (MD, All Cargo Logistics), Logistics Ambassador of the year Sri Chitaranjan Das (Gen. Secretary, ACODGOA), Doyen of Indian Logistics Sri D.P. Agarwal (Chairman, TCI), Logistics Promoter of the year Sri Abdul Rahman Banoo (MD, High Tower Trading Co.), Logistics Achievers Award Sri Gurpreet Singh Dhillon (The Vision) among several others.

The awards ceremony was also coincided with facilitation of 45 students who were selected through a nation-wide talent hunt spanned over last 3 months. The drive got euphoric response from across the country with over 2000 students participating from around 100 colleges. In its regional screening rounds held in Mumbai, Delhi and Jalandhar, 135 students had been selected for the national round.

All 135 students who showcased deep understanding of logistic industry and innovative approach to address its problems will be provided guaranteed employment in top logistic companies in India.

Mr. Prem Prakash, Director, Million Minds Management Services Ltd. said, “We are delighted to hold the 2nd edition of Logisitics Achievers Awards. The industry which works as the backbone of whole economic activities and the people who move this industry are hardly recognized for the immense contribution.

Through talent hunt we wanted to attract fresh talent to this industry which is facing acute manpower shortage. The logistic industry need 4,30,000 skilled people in all categories by 2020. This can only be addressed if we inculcate interest and give career direction to students in this sector.”

The awards also featured a unique initiative under which several drivers of commercial vehicles were also facilitated for their persistent hard work to keep the industry moving. The criterions for these awards were included timeliness, smart management of vehicles and people, fuel saving among several others. 

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