BR Shetty at his Burj Khalifa residence“Bands from the UAE have been growing in popularity internationally. In a highly competitive business environment, building successful brands require robust strategy, skill, expertise and determination that deserve to be appreciated and revered. It has been an honour to be a part of such an extraordinary jury in the first edition of Asia’s Most Promising, the biggest multi-platform global project on brands and leaders that bring to light the Asian Super-Powers of tomorrow.”
– Ms. Priti Patel MP,

British Member of Parliament &
Honourable Jury Member AMP

BR Shetty at his Burj Khalifa residence“It is our pleasure to be part of a constellation of some of the most prestigious brands in Asia. We see this is a great opportunity to be encouraged to work harder while being recognised for our efforts and awarded for our actions. We would like to thank the esteemed panel of judges for nominating us as one of the most promising brands in Asia. We look forward to participating at such a distinguished event aimed at bringing together visionary brands and leaders across Asia on a single platform.”
– Dr. B R Shetty,

Founder & CEO, NMC Healthcare, &
MD & CEO, UAE Exchange

BR Shetty at his Burj Khalifa residence‘‘My time working with such professional people in their efforts to identify Asia’s great brands of the future has been awe-inspiring for me. At the age of 75, I thought I had done and achieved most things in my professional life. How wrong I was ! This ranks at the very top of my professional career and is an experience I shall never forget.”
– Prof. Malcolm McDonald,

Executive Chairman of the Jury Chairman, &
Malcolm McDonald International Ltd.

“I thank you for recognizing me and my work in the healthcare sector at the WE Awards ceremony held recently. Thanks for the Award!! I am equally overwhelmed seeing myself featured exclusively in your magazine. It was indeed a pleasure going through the same. I am happy to see the way our journey towards the making of Indus and the growth story till now has been put down in words. Your magazine cover page was designed just apt to the message for the women of today. The layout and the articles covered are surely a source of motivation for many women who are looking for one chance to make
it big someday.I wish to applaud your editorial team to bring forward my thoughts beautifully for the readers.”
– Kanchan Naikawad,

Founder Indus Health Plus

I feel honoured to receive the award “Pride of India –Educationalist: Special contribution to the field of Education” by WCRC.7582_vasudha_kamat
Today Higher education is going through a great transformation, new education policy, new pedagogies, integration of Information and Communication Technologies and such other trends are tremendously changing Higher education scenario. I feel fortunate to have led a 100 year old, the first and the largest Women’s University in India in such a time.There is a need for bringing innovative ideas into education. Such awards, such recognition of the contribution, inspires, motivates one to take a stronger leap.
I fully agree with Shri. Abhimanyu Ghosh when he says “Wherever there is heart, there is soul. And where there is soul, there would be victory.” I strongly believe in commitment and involvement in any task.
I thank Shri. Abhimanyu Ghosh and his team at WCRC for this wonderful experience.
-Prof.Vasudha Kamat,
Ex Vice Chancellor SNDT University



top-21I thank WCRC and Mr Ghosh for recognizing the lifesaving work of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India by honoring me with the “Pride of India- Excellence in the Field of Social Work ” award. PETA India operates under
the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on or use for entertainment, while educating policymakers and the public about animal abuse and promoting an understanding of the right of all animals to be treated with respect. Through your appreciating our good work, more people will learn about PETA India and how they too can help animals, and thereby help us expand our work. Thank you once again, for helping us, and helping animals in this way.
– Poorva Joshipura,



top-20It is an honor, to be awarded “Pride of India – Excellence in Real Estate Industry”.
Real estate is not just about square feet of constructed space, but is the community of residents that together, make four walls and a ceiling into a home. Similarly, Sustainable Development is all about being eco-friendly, coupled with intelligent usage of natural resources.The Hiranandani Group prides itself on being the first to come up with integrated townships in India which are eco-friendly; and intelligent usage of natural resources is part of the success story.When we look at creation of an integrated township – or, mixed – use township, as we refer to the same in present day – it ia always about making sustainable buildings, with a holistic approach. It is not just about building townships. We ensure that the quality of life of people who live in them gets enhanced. Being ‘Green’ and environment-friendly is part of this vision.I would also take this opportunity to commend Mr. Abhimanyu Ghosh and his colleagues on this initiative which bears testimony to their eminence in business and branding.
– Niranjan Hiranandani,
MD, Hiranandani Group



top-18“I wish to thank Mr Abhimanyu Ghosh for his efforts in recognising India’s leaders in different branches of endeavour. The Icons of India Award by WCRC is a fine way of recognising persons who have contributed in diverse fields of business, entertainment, sports and social activities. It is this type of encouragement which allows those chosen to excel further in their various area of speciality. I congratulate WCRC for a commendable job and wish them all success.”
-Mr K N Suntook,
Chairman NCPA



top-12I am honoured to receive this award “Pride of India (Maharashtra) Special Contribution to the Field of Education. This award is a recognition of my efforts to promote gender equity through research, teaching and community development initiatives. I dedicate the award to the Research Centre for Women’s Studies, SNDT Women’s University. This Centre, which has shaped my work, has pioneered women’s studies into the University system to create a model of education that combines academic rigor with action for change. As I congratulate the other awardees for their pursuit of excellence in their respective fields, I would like to express my gratitude to Mr. Abimanyu Ghosh and his colleagues for this excellent initiative. It is a reflection of WCRC’s eminence in business and branding.
– Veena Poonacha,
Educationalist/ philanthropist



top8“I am honoured and humbled to have been awarded “Pride of India – Excellence in the field of Literature”, as the “Most Impactful Author 2016″.
Considering the seniority and achievements of the awardees in other categories, I must admit that receiving this award is a singular honour. This only encourages me to redouble my efforts to mine the wisdom of our ancient culture and communicate it through, hopefully, engaging stories.I would also like to congratulate Mr. Abhimanyu Ghosh and his team at WRC Media for this initiative at recognising those who are contributing to India in different fields.”
– Amish Tripathi,


top-16I am deeply honoured to receive this award for Pride of India’s Excellence in the field of Entertainment for “The Most Versatile Legendary Actor 2016”.
It feels great to have my whole body of work acknowledged. My career has certainly been versatile spanning 3 continents in three mediums of film, television and theatre. I came from theatre, entered the Indian film industry, ventured to Europe and became a star. It was the kind of success that actors dream of and I’ve been privileged to have experienced that.The Indian entertainment is vibrant and strong as ever. Cinema has given India all its popular music, united us with its universal messages and given joy to so many of us over the years. Bollywood today is a world-wide brand, and I’m proud to call it my home, even though I act all over the world.I wish to congratulateI Mr Abhimanyu Ghosh and his colleagues for their efforts and thank them for this award.
– Kabir Bedi,



top-19It is a privilege to receive the award “Pride of India 2016 – Most Impactful Artist – Special contribution to Classical Music”. It is encouraging, gratifying and humbling all at once to receive the honor “Pride of India”. To serve and be able to impact a traditional art form that I truly love, while staying away in San Francisco for 15 years, is extremely reassuring and it reaffirms my belief in the traditional mantra of persistence, and purity of thought.
My sincere congratulations and best wishes to WCRC and Mr. Ghosh for this wonderful initiative
– Mahesh Kale,
Classical Vocalist



zoya2“I am deeply honoured to be awarded “Pride of India – Excellence in the field of entertainment”. I would like to thank
Mr. Abhimanyu Ghosh and his team at WCRC Media for this recognition. It is humbling and so encouraging to be acknowledged like this”
– Zoya Akhtar,



top-22For all of us at Prerana, an award is not just an acknowledgement of what we do but more importantly it is an amplification of it. The work that we do – protecting rights, creating choices and safeguarding the dignity of women and children in red light areas is an issue that is marginalized. People prefer to deal with it in silences, avoiding glances and by wishing it away, when the opposite is what is needed. This award is a statement that the issue will not be ignored and I congratulate WCRC and Mr. Abhimanyu Ghosh for taking this step. We thank you for carrying our voices in front of a large audience and for kick starting what one hopes will be one more vital conversation around protecting some of the most vulnerable women and children in the city.
This award is dedicated in name of all the mothers in red light areas across Mumbai. They have been the fire and spirit behind the fight for rights and dignity, and continue to be so. They are the clay that have moulded beautiful, intelligent and sensitive children in one of the worst places in the city. They have been Preranas Prerana( inspiration) for over 30 years and all our achievements including this award belongs to them.
– Priti Patkar,
Founder Prerana

top-13I am honored to have been awarded “Pride of India – Excellence in Entertainment Industry” as “The Most Impactful Actor 2016”. Revelling in the wealth of experience, the entertainment industry with years of creativity, sweat, ambition and investment has ingrained innovation and passion. The conventional strong footing of the Entertainment Industry in the last few years has been immense and will be striving to provide an even stronger footing for the Asian economy, worldwide. I felicitate these upcoming leaders of Asia in their mission to excel and reach the heights of success.
I also congratulate Mr. Abhimanyu Ghosh and his colleagues on this initiative and for organising the Summit which bears testimony to their eminence in business branding
– Farhan Akhtar,
Director/Actor/ Producer


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