MBD Group celebrates 78th Founder’s Day

MBD Group recently commemorated its 78th Founder’s Day. The occasion honoured the legacy of the company’s founder Ashok Kumar Malhotra. This event served as a heartfelt tribute to his remarkable contributions, untiring commitment and transformative ideas towards empowering people.

12 Jul 2023 | By Dibyajyoti Sarma

With the Love to Learn initiative, the Group aims to revolutionise traditional classrooms

Employees from diverse verticals were honoured for their invaluable contributions, and their dedication was acknowledged as the backbone of MBD’s success. 

Meanwhile, as a testament to its commitment to employee growth, MBD extended support to selected individuals by providing scholarships to fund their education. This longstanding tradition is upheld every year, reflecting MBD’s steadfast dedication to the professional and personal development of its employees.

The Ashok Kumar Malhotra Charitable Trust, the CSR division of MBD Group, also unveiled its Love to Learn initiative. Through this initiative, the Group aims to revolutionise traditional classrooms by incorporating technology which will open up a world of endless possibilities for learners. This initiative has been implemented in numerous schools located in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra. Approximately 25,000 students will benefit from this initiative.

Expressing joy on celebrating the 78th Founder’s Day, Satish Bala Malhotra, chairperson, MBD Group, said, “We MBDians gather each year on Founder’s Day to honour the enduring values and belief system established by Ashok Kumar Malhotra; a profound sense of pride fills my heart with joy that we are upholding the philosophy and values instilled by our founder. I strongly believe we should give back to society and endeavour constantly to disseminate education.”

Monica Malhotra Kandhari, managing director, MBD Group, said, “On Founder’s Day, I would like to congratulate each one of you for having successfully launched the Love to Learn initiative. We aim to narrow the educational gap and provide equal opportunities for all students, regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds. Along with upgrading infrastructure we are committed to empowering teachers through capacity-building programmes thus ensuring the sustainability of the project.”

Sonica Malhotra Kandhari, joint managing director, MBD Group, said, “Our Founder was always committed to transforming education and making a positive impact in society. By upgrading traditional classrooms into digital classrooms, we create engaging and interactive spaces for students to learn and explore. This initiative will be an ongoing effort, running year after year, with the intention of benefitting an increasing number of students pan India.”

MBD has tied-up with the National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) in a mission to transform traditional classrooms into digital classrooms in budget private schools. With this tie-up, MBD is committed to strengthening schools nationwide because it believes that giving students the resources they need to thrive in the digital age is essential.

Dr Kulbhushan Sharma, president, NISA, said, “MBD's decision to transform classrooms into smart spaces is quite admirable. During a panel discussion where Monica Malhotra Kandhari was also present, I asked if there will ever be a CSR initiative for budget private schools. To my surprise, MBD not only took my question to heart but also took action. Classrooms are now becoming digital and students are being connected to new technologies. It’s incredible to witness their genuine care and commitment.”