Anand Mahindra receives the third highest civilian honour, Padma Bhushan award 2020

Kenneth John Published: November 09, 2021, 11:40 AM IST

Anand Mahindra received India's third-highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan, at a ceremony at the Rashtrabhavan, for remarkable service of high order in the field of 'Trade & Industry.' The event at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi drew a large crowd, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

President Ram Nath Kovind presented the honour to the Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra.

Anand Mahindra has demonstrated remarkable commercial acumen and supported the Mahindra Group's growth while adhering to the highest standards of corporate governance over the years. On a worldwide scale, the Group has grown via diversification and acquisitions while maintaining the foundations of its core industries. Most significantly, he has embodied the Mahindra Group's attitude of giving back to society and guaranteeing inclusive progress.

In addition, Anand Mahindra has represented India on a worldwide scale by advocating sustainability and the climate cause. He continues to inspire the worldwide business community, as well as his workers, partners, and other stakeholders. Mahindra & Mahindra's success has been entwined with India's rise as one of the world's fastest-growing economies during the last 25 years.

In a statement, Mahindra & Mahindra wrote, "This is a recognition of our Rise philosophy - doing well and doing good at the same time. Mr Anand Mahindra has over the years has shown exemplary business acumen and nurtured the growth of the Mahindra Group with the highest standards of corporate governance. The Group has expanded through diversification and acquisitions on a global stage while continuing to strengthen the foundations of its core businesses. Most importantly, he has upheld the spirit of the Mahindra Group, which has always believed firmly in giving back to the community and ensuring inclusive growth."

The Padma Awards are one of India's highest civilian honours, given out on the eve of Republic Day every year. Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (for distinguished service of the highest degree), and Padma Shri (for distinguished service of the highest level) are the three categories of awards (distinguished service).

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