Skip to main content

A proud moment Winning an award (business excellence award from NDIM --Academia Awards 2016)



Good Lord! Where does time fly?
I know the answer to that one. It vanishes into the pages of the new novel you are working on, if you happen to be a novelist :)

Yes, I have been working on my new novel and i am completely lost in the world I have created. I do not know when it is day and night anymore. I wake up, and it is like my characters beckon me. Every novelist will tell you that these characters live inside your head, the entire duration that you are writing the book. You laugh with them, cry with them, rejoice at their triumphs, feel sad at their disappointments and you are lost in their lives. It is hard to switch tracks and juggle an existence in the real world. Which is why I think, novelists who are writing a book should take a 'van-vaas' in the Himalayas.

So, it was in this frame of mind that a mail landed in my inbox, that jolted me back to the real world. Pretty quickly. I landed with a loud BANG. Not a gentle thud.

The mail was from the retd. Judge of Supreme Court of India and Chief Justice Bombay High court, informing me that I had won the coveted Business Excellence Award, instituted by New Delhi Institute of Management, for outstanding contribution to their field, enhancing India's reputation internationally and nationally.

You can imagine my reaction---surprise and an overwhelming sense of deep gratitude. I immediately shared the news with my family and closest friends, and publishers as well who were elated.
I am sharing with you the text of the mail I received. (shared with permission)


Dear Ms. Preeti Shenoy,
Every year India’s premier MBA school New Delhi Institute of Management recognizes and awards distinguished professionals like you for innovative best practices, for their outstanding contribution to specific activities and for such efforts by them which add to India’s national and international reputation.
Since public acknowledgment at times is not commensurate with the outstanding efforts of achievers like you, New Delhi Institute of Management instituted “Business Excellence and Innovative Best Practices- Academia Awards” in 2013 to acknowledge such contribution. CMDs of NTPC, ONGC, OBC, STC, GAIL, Power Grid Corporation , NTPC , REC, Yes Bank, OIC, Hyosung Corporation India, HINDUSTAN POWER PROJECTS , UFLEX, LG, CMC, Schneider Electric, AIMA, Samsung, Fortis Healthcare , Cushman & Wakefield, Schneider Electric, Jaipur Golden & EXL India, NHRDN, Quatrro, Zomato, Amul, NDTV, Max Life Insurance, Ultra Tec and HAVELLS  have been felicitated under different heads of activities with these awards.
”Academia Awards” by NDIM to distinguished change agents like you have been highly appreciated by the Industry and the business chambers as NDIM is nationally and internationally accredited and is among the top 25 MBA schools of India and one of the first  to institute the “Academia Awards” for “Business Excellence and Innovative Best Practices”. These awards also help in inculcating the spirit of hardwork and innovation in our MBA students who take tremendous pride in researching the outstanding activities of great achievers. 
The awardees are chosen through extensive research by our 800+ MBA students, 74 members of faculty (drawn from 19 international universities and 201 industrial houses), our Advisory Council & Executive Council, and are presented by the high powered Board of Directors.
Today, when the country is readying for a bigger leap into history, we want you to associate with the Academia Awards-2016 as their distinguished recipient and inspire the young MBAs in the future journey.
We shall be honored to confer the “Business Excellence and Innovative Best Practices-Academia Awards -2016” on you at our 25th Annual Festival at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (auditorium) on 12th March 2016 at 7pm in the august gathering of 2100 distinguished invitees, media, bureaucrats and young students. Felicitations would be at the hands of famous Journalist Shri Shekhar Gupta and our Board of Directors (details given below). In the past these awards have been given by former Chief Justices & Supreme Court Judges- Justice Mukundukam Sharma, Justice B.P Singh, Padma Vibhushan Sonal Mansingh along with our distinguished board of directors.
We are looking forward to your confirmation and acceptance. The event will take about 40 minutes.

With Regards,
Justice BP Singh,
(retd)-Judge Supreme Court of India & 
Chief Justice Bombay High Court.

So I will be flying to Delhi, on Saturday to receive my award. It is indeed a proud moment and my family will be flying with me.

I wish to deeply thank each and every one of you, my dear dear readers, who have been a part of my journey.
I shall share pictures from the event soon!

Till then keep smiling, stay positive and calm and remember to drink lots of water to nourish your body. (summer is round the corner!)

Till the next time ( which will be an update soon), adios.
 __________________________________________________________
Buy my book 'It happens for a reason' at a great price
Buy Why We Love The Way We Do at a great price too: Bit.ly/WhyWeLoveTheWayWeDo







Comments

  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Woowwww..!!! Congratulations..!!! You are really an inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Congratulations...u earned it.....well deserved....another feather in the cap...

    ReplyDelete
  4. Congratulations Preeti :-) It's all the hard work you have put in with your time which is coming to you in such honors.
    God bless You !!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Congratulations, Preeti. You truly deserve it. May you win many more laurels in future. Keep writing and God bless! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great going Preeti... You are a very creative person..

    ReplyDelete
  8. Congratulations and best wishes for future 👍

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow! That's great and absolutely well deserved! Congratulations, Preeti!

    Best wishes always...

    ReplyDelete
  10. Well deserved, Preeti and congrats:)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Heartiest congrats Preeti! Truly an awesome feeling for you. Well deserved!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Congrates preeti:):)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Congrates preeti:):)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Congrats. Nice to see u at NDIM fest.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your leaving a comment! Okay--I appreciate your leaving a comment if you have something nice to say ;-)


Popular posts from this blog

Re-store : A delightful little shop in Whitefield, Bangalore.

All of us are guilty, at least to some extent  of hoarding stuff. We hold on to old things--be it clothes, books, utensils, footwear, knick-knacks or some such, that form the minutiae of our daily lives. Many a time these add to the the clutter too. Rare is the home which looks like the above pic.


I am a huge fan of Marie Kondo, and I highly recommend her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up  which is more than just a book.

It is an entire philosophy, and a new approach. I read the book back to back, and immediately put into use the methods described in the book. I must tell you how wonderful I felt! I never thought that I could be that organised.

Clearing clutter, and the stuff that you no longer have use for, does release 'blocked energy.' There is no scientific or rational explanation for this. I only know that it works for me. Any Feng Shui practitioner and  loads of Eastern Schools of belief will confirm this.

I always make it a point to give away things I no longe…

Win a trip to Mumbai, and attend Women Writers Fest with me!

Hello!

A bit  of news I have is this FUN and EASY contest that we are running, where two winners will be flown to Mumbai to attend Women Writers Fest  (click on link to know all details) with me ! We will also take care of the hotel stay for a night.  And ALL participants will get an assured surprise in their inbox on 28th Feb!  We started it today, and it goes on till 25th feb.
Isn't this Fabulous? I am very excited about it!

What do you have to do to enter?




Simple--Share a pic with 'Life is What You Make it' and post it  on YOUR social media (blog, facebook, Twitter, Instagram--anything you like and use the hashtag #LifeWithPreeti so we find it. Also set your account to public! Please make it a post (as stories disappear in 24 hours)
We have already started receiving pictures from as far as Kedarkanth. I am absolutely loving it, and it is so moving and wonderful to see all the pictures.


I have a lot of news to share with you, though if you have been following me …

Why I cannot speak for free at your event.

This post is similar to the semi-rant post that I posted a while back--- Why I cannot read the Stuff you send me.  Once again, I am compelled to write this post, after a long e-mail exchanges.

 I am writing this post so that the next time I get a request, I can just send this link and avoid repetitive email exchanges or explanations.

I get invites from MANY colleges and many corporate organisations, throughout the country. The requests are many more than I can handle.

'Ma'am, we are your huge fans..We will display all your books...we will take care of your travel and stay but we don't have a budget for speaker fees.. We must tell you that  X,Y and Z, including Abdul Kalam spoke  at our college and they did not charge any fees .'.  This is the general tone of emails.Many  of the college festivals that invite me  have music concerts and would not hesitate to spend huge amounts for  paying the singers and flying the performers in. And so, what shocks me is that the colleg…