The All India Association of Industries (AIAI) in alliance with the Young Entrepreneurs' Society (YES) organized the "Generation Next Business Awards" to acknowledge the unstinting efforts of today's generation that has dutifully taken up the mantle to diversify and create an entirely different dimension of the enterprise; which is either being created by them or is an integral part of their family owned Organizations. Mr. Punit Goenka was presented the Generation Next Business Award in the Entertainment category for his contribution to the Entertainment Industry. The event took place on Monday, April 18, 2011 at Taj Lands End Hotel in Mumbai.An elated Mr. Goenka on receiving the award said
, "At the core of our business at Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited we are about entertaining people and to receive recognition for the work that we do is truly satisfying for me and my team. I want to express my gratitude to our Chairman and visionary, Shri. Subhash Chandra, because of whom I am here today and my family, which has supported me in all my endeavors. I am very pleased to have received this award and thank you for the same. I will do my best to contribute to this exciting industry in the future."
The nomination categories were Entertainment, Infrastructure, Construction, Education, Pharmaceuticals, Recreational-facilities, FMCG, Retail, Telecom & IT, Media and Communications amongst others. The Awardees were individuals who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial abilities and a certain air of optimism amidst competition and challenges. The AIAI and YES recognizes their grit and determination for having excelled in their respective fields.
The Generation Next Business Award is scheduled to be telecast on Bloomberg UTV shortly.