Entrepreneurial Brilliance Shines Bright at Icons of Indian Business' Prestigious Awards Night

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Last Saturday, the grandeur of Icons of Indian Business magazine reached its zenith with the prestigious 'Pride of Karnataka' award ceremony, a celebration that illuminated Kassia Bhavan in Vijayanagar, Bangalore, like a constellation of achievement. The event was a star-studded extravaganza, graced by luminaries from industries, film, and social services. The evening kicked off with a musical symphony led by the renowned vocalist, Mr. Vinay. His powerful renditions, ranging from patriotic anthems to soulful Kannada and Hindi melodies, set the stage on fire with vibrant energy.

But wait, the canvas of excitement doesn't end there! Amidst the symphony of success, the incredibly talented Mr. Anil Kumar wielded his artistic magic and conjured a mesmerizing portrait of the father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi, right there on the

stage. With a backdrop of stirring patriotic tunes, Anil Kumar's deft strokes brought Gandhi to life in a way that left the audience awe-struck. Imagine this: he painted the portrait upside-down, defying gravity and conventional norms, creating a masterpiece that left everyone breathless in admiration.

The celebrations roared to life with the inauguration by the gallant and honorable Dr. P.R.S. CHETAN, a Shaurya Medal Awardee and the commanding officer of the Head Quarters & Operations. His words echoed like thunder as he reminded all entrepreneurs that values are the true treasures of success, more precious than any valuables (material riches). He regaled the audience with gripping tales from the Kargil War, leaving an indelible mark on every heart present.

The galaxy of luminaries continued to shine, with the presence of distinguished personalities like the renowned Actor, Director & Producer Mr. Om Sai Prakash; the trailblazing President of the Karnataka State Travel Operators Association and Founder of Cauvery Cars, Bangalore, Lion K. Radhakrishna Holla; the illustrious Kannada Cine Actor Ganesh Rao; the visionary Co-founder & Director of Bigbull Dealt India Pvt Ltd, Mrs. Ruchi Aggarwal; the dynamic Managing Director of Indian Public School, Dr. Rudrayya Hiremath; the illustrious Dr. Krupakar Narayanswami; the enterprising Mr. Vikram Murthy; the visionary Dr. Karate AP Srinath; and the esteemed Mr. Eshwar Malpe.

The evening was set ablaze by the warmth of camaraderie and inspiration as the Editor-in-Chief of IIB, Mr. Srinivas Thimmegowda, extended a heartfelt welcome to all participants, infusing the atmosphere with an electric sense of unity and purpose.

The event served as a platform to recognize and honor 46 outstanding individuals from diverse domains, showcasing their exceptional contributions and unwavering commitment to excellence. Each awardee's journey reflected dedication, innovation, and significant impact in their respective fields.

Here's a glimpse of the inspiring awardees:

Dr. Krupakar Narayanswami: Recognized for his contributions in educational and social services, associated with Gokul's Textiles & Raymond's Showroom in Hosur. Received the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Civilian, Education & Social Services)."

Mr. Nagaraj Jagannath: Founder of Luggage Shoppe in Kalaburgi, honored with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Dealers & Supply of Luggage Bags & Products)."

Ms. Shilpah Seetharaman: CEO & Founder of E2E (Epitome 2 Ecstasy) and Rise Academy. Also a runway model, organizer, and educationist. Received the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Modelling, Writer, Educationalist & Organizer)."

Mrs. Lakshmi: Proprietrix of Lakshmi Metal & Lakshmi Creations in Chamarajanagar. Honored with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Kitchenware Products Sales & Services)."

Mr. Satheesh Kumar R: Founder & Head - IT & IOT at NAMO HIFI in Bangalore. Awarded the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Automation Company)."

Dr. Gunjur Ganesh Guruji: Director of 3g Ayur Yoga and Nature Cure Hospital Foundation (NGO). Recognized with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best 3G Yoga Peeta @ Varthur)."

Mr. Syed Sadiq: Associated with Syed Associates and Alef Tours & Travels in Davanagere. Received the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best International Tour Organization)."

Mr. Abid Ali Khan: Also associated with Syed Associates and Alef Tours & Travels in Davanagere. Awarded the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best International Tour Organization)."

Mr. Syed Zubair Ahmed: Associated with ZS Fruits Z-Saf in Bangalore, specializing in All Imported Fruits. Recognized with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Fruits Trading & Importing Business)."

Ms. Varshini: Founder of Varshini's Kitchen and The Culinary Academy in Bangalore. Recognized with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Cooking Academy)."

Ms. Vismaya Gowda: CEO of Vismaya Loka in Bangalore. Acknowledged with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Motivational Speaker and Multi-Talented Successful Entrepreneur)."

Mr. Jagadeesh Rao .H: Associated with Samarth Enterprises in Bangalore, recognized with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Digital Marketing and Advertising Company)."

Dr. Rudrayya Hiremath: Founder Principal & CEO of INDIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL in Turuvekere. Honored with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Educational Institution)."

Mr. G.B Magesh Bala: Vice President - Global Strategy at NhanceGRC in Bangalore. Received the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Advisory, Governance & Compliance Services)."

Shri. Eshwar Malpe: Drowning Expert, Life Saver & Social Worker. Recognized for his contributions in social services, drowning expertise, and life-saving.

Mr. Raghavendra M Gowda: Managing Director of Soujanya Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd in Bangalore. Awarded the "IIB PRIDE of Karnataka ACHIEVERS AWARD-2023 (For Best Electric Vehicle Operators Bangalore-2023)."


Mr. Jayasimha G.R: General Secretary of R.K Public School in Gudemaranhalli. Honored with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award - 2023 (For Best Primary School & Social Services)."

Mr. Prasad S.M: Founder, Managing Director & Trainer of Careerspark & Royal Dreamz Companies. Also the President of Vanamala Foundation & Education Trust. Received the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Social Service, Training & Placements)."

Mrs. B.N Shreevani: Proprietrix of Anil CNC & Gears in Bangalore. Recognized with the "IIB Best Women Entrepreneur of Karnataka and Active Social Worker Award - 2023."

Mrs. Bargavi Srinivasan: Founder & Managing Director of Prapthi Pooja Store in Bengaluru, Kothnur. Received the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Pooja Store Category)."

Dr. (Hons) Basaiah Hiremath: Founder of NOFH Pvt Ltd (Nandi Organic Farm House) in Taaragera, Kustagi Taluk, Koppal. Recognized for promoting organic farms and modern agricultural technology. Received the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Promoting Organic Farms & Modern Agriculture Technology)."

Mrs. Ruchi Aggarwal: Co-founder & director of bigbull dealt India Pvt Ltd in Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, and Gurgaon. Awarded the "IIB PRIDE of Karnataka Award - 2023 (For Best Financial Consultant & Loan Providing Company)."

Mr. D.N. Narendra, General Manager & Mr. R. Hemanth Kumar, D, General Manager: Associated with OKO Elite Travel World Pvt Ltd in Bangalore. Awarded the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (Best Airline Operators Bangalore - 2023)."

Mr. Arunkumar .A: Associated with Nisarga Constructions & Developers in Bangalore. Honored with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award - 2023 (For Best Architects, Engineers & Construction Company)."

Mr. B.V Ramegowda: CEO of SML Clean Room Solutions in Bangalore. Acknowledged for providing international graded pharma industries essentials with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Providing International Graded Pharma Industries Essentials)."

Mrs. Sharathi Kumaar: Director of GMS AVIATION TRAINING INSTITUTE in Bengaluru. Recognized with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Aviation Training Institute)."

Mr. Manjunath: Business Head, Karnataka at Storeman Storage Solutions Pvt Ltd in Bangalore. Acknowledged for manufacturing the best industrial racks and shelves storage with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Industrial Racks & Shelves Storage Manufacturing)."

Dr. NAGARAJ: Safety Manager at Bhandary Builders in Bangalore. Acknowledged for best safety management and social services with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Safety Management & Social Services)."

Smt. Mamatha Jayaram Reddy: Producer at Vaishnavi Cinemas in Bangalore. Recognized for best cinema production with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Cinema Production)."

Shihan Dr. Karate A.P Srinath: R.C Chairman of World Martial Shotokan Karate-Do Federation and C.E.O of Indian Sports Wing. Acknowledged for excellence in yoga, karate, and martial art with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Excellence in Yoga, Karate & Martial Art)."

Mr. Waseem K Foujdar: Managing Director of D.Aqua Pvt Ltd in Bangalore. Recognized for the best plumbing, irrigation, and sewerage pipe manufacturing with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Plumbing, Irrigation & Sewerage Pipe Manufacturing)."

Mr. A.R. Dilshad: Associated with M/S Sayhadri Engineering Works in Haliyal, acknowledged for being the best fabricators and structural engineering company with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Fabricators & Structural Engineering Company)."

Mr. Anilkumar .M: Founder & CEO of Savensa Business Solutions Pvt Ltd in Bangalore. Awarded the "

Shri. Dr. Swaraj Kumar Shastry Ph.D: A Purohith, Astrologer, Numerologist, and Vastu Vidwan associated with Veda Bramha Shaiva Agamikaru - Chandi kalarathna and Prathyangira Astro Vastu Research Centre in Bangalore. Recognized for excellence in astrology, Vastu prediction, and spiritual services, receiving the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Astrology, Vastu Prediction & Spiritual Services)."

Mr. Raghunath .N: Properitor of B Interior in Bangalore, honored with the "IIB PRIDE of Karnataka Award - 2023 (For Best Interior Designers Company)."

Mr. Aagasthya Balgere: An individual with degrees BA, MSW, LLB, PGDMM, and associated with the Kannada Cinema Industry in Bangalore. Acknowledged as the "IIB Best Promising Actor Award - 2023 (For Debut Movie Agra Sena)."

Dr. R. Narayanaswamy Chintamani: State Resource Person (SRP) at GHPS-AMITAGANAHALLI CHINTAMANI and a Science Teacher in the Government of Karnataka. Recognized for his contributions as a teacher and state resource person with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award - 2023 (For Best Teacher & State Resource Person)."

Mr. Khleiimss Shyaoum Pamaraju: Founder of B-SET Enterprises in Bangalore, honored with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Business Excellence in Training & Development, Startup Consultation)."

Mr. Pushpa .M: Kannada & Paper Craft Teacher at Presidency School in Bangalore, acknowledged for the best craft tutorial and Kannada teaching with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Craft Tutorial & Kannada Teaching)."

Dr. K. R. Shylaja Narayanaswamy Chintamani: A SOCIAL WORKER associated with Heart Center in Chintamani, recognized for best social working and rural development, receiving the "IIB PRIDE of Karnataka Award - 2023 (For Best Social Working & Rural Development)."

Mr. Pradeep Poojar: A Karate & Gym Trainer and Founder of Seva Siri Charitable Trust (R) in Sindhanoor. Honored for being the best fitness trainer and a social entrepreneur with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award 2023 (For Best Fitness Trainer & Social Entrepreneur Award - 2023)."

Dr. S.R Renuka Prasad: Chairman of Bharatiya Yuva Chethana Pratishtana (R) and State General Secretary (JDS). Recognized for his contributions as a social worker with the "IIB Pride of Karnataka Award - 2023 (For Best Social Worker)."

The crescendo of celebration reached its zenith with the grand award ceremony, followed by a sumptuous dinner fit for the champions of business. The evening was a tapestry of brilliance, weaving together achievement, artistry, and camaraderie into a symphony that will resonate through the entrepreneurial cosmos for years to come.