Girish Agarwal, Director, Bhaskar Group has been declared the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year at an awards function in Mumbai. The Award symbolises entrepreneurial excellence in 125 cities in 40 countries.
The eighth edition of the Ernst & Young Awards had various categories: Entrepreneur of the Year in Manufacturing, Communication and Entertainment, Business Transformation, Services, Manager and Start-up.
Ernst & Young’s five-member jury was chaired by Bharati Enterprises’ Sunil Mittal. Agarwal won the Award in the IT, Communications and Entertainment category.
Agarwal has steered the Bhaskar Group to a leadership position among language papers in India as per the NRS 2006 data. The total readership of the Bhaskar Group stands at 2.67 crore. He was instrumental in making inroads into the Gujarat newspaper market, when he launched Divya Bhaskar. He also launched DNA in Mumbai. Over the years, the Group has diversified into media and non-media sections.
Reacting to the win, Agarwal said, “It is indeed a pleasure to have received this prestigious Award. I would like to add that entrepreneurship is an attitude of the Bhaskar Group as a whole. This Award is a tribute to the organisation. Bhaskar Group’s success is a team effort.”
The Group’s diverse plans emcompass setting up a refinery, ring spinning project, a 250 MW power plant in Chhattisgarh, A theme park in Chandigarh, a world class SEZ at Indore, and a school at Chandanpura.