Throughout his life as an Industrialist, parliamentarian and philanthropist, Rahul Bajaj stuck to his guns but never shot from the hip. He knew what he was doing and saying because he was confident about how he was doing his business. For him business and social service were never at odds.
Rahul Bajaj received the Ananta Leadership Award 2019 for being a leader with a difference, a leader of the people, who chose to do business differently.
While felicitating Mr Bajaj, Mr Naresh Gujral, Member of Parliament and Trustee, Ananta Aspen Centre said, “That is Rahul Bajaj, a man who has the courage of his conviction and the conviction of his courage”.
Mr A R Roy, Former Director General of Maharashtra Police said “It’s Rahul’s willingness and capacity to learn that makes him the leader he is”.
The Ananta Leadership Award recognises leaders, from different walks of life, who operate out of a set of closely held beliefs and evaluate their success through the lens of larger good. Rahul Bajaj does not just contribute to the economy of the country; he contributes to its DNA and makes it stronger.
Every daybreak flags off an unequal race. A race everyone must run. Only those at the front can see what lies ahead and choose between forking paths. Some choose to win. Others, choose to lead. It’s not why they run the race that defines these leaders. How they run it, does. The Ananta Leadership Award is for those who understand that leading is not always about winning.