Ashok Kumar Malhotra. the founder of the MBD Group, one of the biggest school education book publishers in the country will remain an inspiring story for generations together. His indomitable spirit in face of adversity made him grow his entrepreneurial venture from a single book-selling unit to one of India’s largest edutainment conglomerates.
Honoured with the “Publishing Icon Award” at International Publishers Congress 2018 amongst other innumerable recognitions, every year July 10 (his birth anniversary) remains a special ocassion for MBD Group family and its promoters. This year, it’s the 75th birth anniversary of their Founding Father and the most awaited annual event to celebrate the vision and values of the Group’s Founder has gone virtual owing to the Corona Virus pandemic. Like him, displaying the indomitable spirit and never-say-die attitude MBDians came together online to commemorate the MBD Group Founder’s Day. “Malhotra Ji was a visionary who always believed in making difference in the lives of the people by bringing positive changes. Keeping in mind the welfare of MBDians during the pandemic, medical insurance has been almost doubled for them. We also implemented the work-from-home strategy to safeguard the workforce during this pandemic,” said Smt. Satish Bala Malhotra, Chairperson MBD Group.
The Group started with publishing and have diversified into E-Learning, M-Learning, Skill Development, Eco-friendly Notebooks, Paper Manufacturing, ICT Infrastructure, Hospitality, Real Estate and Mall Development and Management.
Brave is not the one who does not experience fear. Courageous is the one who acts selflessly in spite of the risks involved. MBD Group applauded the recipients of MBD Braveheart awards and acknowledged the extraordinary courage displayed by them. Throwing light on the success of the Group, Monica Malhotra Kandhari, Managing Director said, “Team work has played an important role in all our successful endeavours. ‘MBD Bravehearts’ awards is presented to MBDians who displayed extraordinary courage in the line of duty.”
The beautiful thing about education is that no one can take it away from you. And the more you share it, the more you have of it, the MBD Group, taking forward this tradition instituted by Group’s Founder, “We truly believe in effecting change through education and empowerment. This year we presented scholarships to over 100 students encouraging them in their pursuit of academic excellence.” said Sonica Malhotra Kandhari, Joint Managing Director MBD Group.