Mr Suresh Vazirani, chairman and managing director, Transasia Bio-Medicals
The award was presented by Mr Raju V Manwani, International Director of Lions Club International (2013-15) and Chief Promoter along with and Mr Ajay Arora, past president, Mumbai SOL. Other prominent people who received this year's awards are Mr. Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Commander Mr Rishabh Kapur and television artists, amongst others.
The SOL Lions Gold Awards held every year, are a tribute to individuals from different walks of life who have made an outstanding contribution to the society. Mr Vazirani won the ‘Maker in India' Award for his outstanding efforts in design, innovation and sustainability over last 36 years that has helped place India on the global diagnostic industry map. He was awarded in the Special Category encompassing pioneers from fields as diverse as Sports, Bravery, Business, and Medicine among others.
As the ‘Make in India' wave sweeps the nation, this recognition has come at an apt time and close on the heels of yet another award! Recently Mr Vazirani was also bestowed with the ‘Pioneer for the Make in India Concept' Award, 2015 by Dr Harsh Vardhan - Hon'ble Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Govt. of India.
On receiving the award, Mr Vazirani remarked, "I feel a sense of joy and pride, as Transasia succeeds in catering to the global diagnostic needs in over 100 countries through its high quality and affordable products. I am a proud Indian today and grateful to Lions International for this honor."
The Lions Club International is the world's largest service club organization started in 1917 and has 1.37 million members, working globally towards a common goal of ‘improving our communities'. From providing instant assistance during sudden disasters to, helping visually challenged people see again or taking over the education of abandoned families, the Lions Club has created a huge impact on society by and large.