Amarjit Bakshi honoured by IIT Delhi Alumni Association
Chairman & Managing Director of Central Park, a leading real estate developer in the Delhi/NCR Region, Amarjit Bakshi, has been felicitated with the prestigious IITDAA Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to National Development’ in the category of “Lifetime Achievement” for the year 2019. The award was presented at the Annual get-together & Annual General Body Meeting today, at IIT Delhi.
Commenting on the win, Sanghi, Dean, Alumni Affairs & Intl. Programmes, said “It is indeed a momentous occasion. Given the extent of Bakshi’s philanthropic activities, contribution to National Development and his love for IIT Delhi, this form of recognition is the least we could have done. We are very happy and proud that he has received this very deserving award and wish him all the best”.
A premier institute with the renowned ‘Institute of Eminence’ status, IIT Delhi has honed and nurtured an extremely strong alumni base, represented by an Alumni Association. The Association conducts and participates in several activities throughout the year at IIT Delhi.
On the decision of the Association, Atul Bal, IIT Delhi Alumni Association President, said, “IIT Delhi, being a National Eminence Institute, looks upon its alumni for long term sustainable partnership to create growth ecosystem in industry, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Bakshi’s achievements set him apart from fellow alumni. He is a deserving recipient of this award and has amply showcased his achievements as an alumnus of IIT Delhi, which we all feel very proud of.”
Bakshi received his Bachelor of Technology degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Delhi in 1961. He is also a member of RICS, CREDAI & NAREDCO, and has over five decades of experience in civil, mechanical and metallurgical engineering. He leads a talented pool of over 20,000 employees across eight countries around the world. Alongside Central Park, he spearheads multiple verticals across sectors including infrastructure, automotive components, hospitality and most recently, education.
Speaking on this recognition, Amarjit Bakshi, CMD, Central Park stated, “I am extremely honoured to receive this award from IIT Delhi Alumni Association.”
Besides his passion to create meaningful opportunities in complex business environments, Bakshi’s desire to continuously give back to the society has led him to contribute through various social initiatives such as promoting environmental sustainability at Central Park (for which they won an award in August 2018) and providing schooling and free-of-cost food for over 1500 underprivileged children as Founder-Trustee of the Jagrati Sewa Trust, amongst other such activities.