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Brijmohan Lall , Chairman of Hero Honda, receives the Padma Bhushan from the President A P J Abdul Kalam
Monday, March,28, 2005
Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal has been conferred the
prestigious Padma Bhushan Award, for his contribution to the
Trade and Industry, by the President A P J Abdul Kalam at the
investiture ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on 28.3.05.
Dr. Munjal is considered to have led Hero Honda
from the front to establish it as a World No. 1
two wheeler company.
A true entrepreneur, he set up Hero Cycles factory
in 1956, which engaged in manufacturing complete bicycles and
went on to become the worlds largest bicycle producer
in 1986, a position it has held since then. In 1984 he started
Hero Honda, the joint venture of Hero with Honda Motor Co. Japan.
The company heralded the two-wheeler revolution in India and
became the worlds largest two wheeler company in
2001 and continues to hold that position ever since.
Today more than a crore satisfied Hero Honda customers
bear the testimony to Dr. Munjals philosophy create
a judicious world class blend of performance, quality, cost
and service, reinforce it with mutually beneficial relationships
and you will be a winner. Presently, Dr. Munjal is the Chairman,
Hero Group which straddles Indian industrial landscape with
20 companies in diverse fields including auto parts, bicycles,
motorcycles, education, BPO, IT software etc. He has nurtured
the growth of a large number of world-class suppliers and ancillaries.
He is an active Rotarian, a Rotary District Governor and a member
of Rotary International Committees. He has held important positions
on the panel of various prestigious bodies like President of
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), President of Society
of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).
Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal is a great philanthropist.
Under his guidance, the Hero Group operates several charitable
trusts, schools, hospitals, adult education programs, vocational
training for rural women, mobile medical facilities for remote
villages etc. He has been long associated with Business Management
education in India and is presently Member, Board of Governors,
Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon.
He has been conferred with numerous accolades
and recognitions including Honorary Membership of Indian Institution
of Industrial Engineering Award (1992),The Businessman of the
Year (1994) Business India, National Award for Outstanding
Contribution to the Development of Indian Small Scale Industry
by President of India (1995), Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for
Industrial Peace (2000) XLRI, Entrepreneur of the Year
(2001) Ernst & Young, Entrepreneur of the Year (2002)
Business Standard, Lifetime Achievement Award for Management
(2003) All India Management Association, Degree of Doctor
of Letters Honoris Causa (2004) Banaras Hindu University
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