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One year ago, clutching his coveted European Tour card, Anand Lahiri

wondered where his European odyssey would take him. Well, it took him through a brace of European Tour titles to his name and an invitation to the Masters! As well as making him the hero of the Hero Indian Open, a golf tournament on the Asian Tour that has been held for several years at the Delhi Golf Club.

It became a European Tour co-sanctioned event in 2015. “At the start of the week, I knew that if I put in a good performance, it would pretty much secure my place in the

Masters,” said Lahiri. “This is fantastic, it is what dreams are made of.” And these dreams were first forged during a peripatetic childhood as the son of an army officer from Pune.

“About 70 per cent of the golf courses in India are owned and run by the army,” explained Lahiri. “So, when you’re the son of an army officer, you have access to golf courses no matter where you go. Every time my dad got posted to a new place, there would be a golf course that was within walking or cycling distance. So,

I just went and played golf with my dad and his friends, and that’s how it all started.” ♦

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Jubilant Life Sciences, an integrated global pharma­ceuticals and life sciences company has emerged as the winner of this year’s Respon­sible Organisation Excel­lence Award conferred by ASSOCHAM. “We are elated on winning this prestigious award. It is a recognition of our team efforts and reflects our commitment towards the society and its well-be­ing. We firmly believe in fulfilling our promise of Caring, Sharing, Grow­ing, and it is amply exhib­ited in our social initiatives. By focussing on quality and operational efficiency, we strive to maintain a direct link between sustainability and our business priorities,” said Shyamsundar Bang,

executive director, manufac­turing & supply chain, Jubi­lant Life Sciences.

The award, constituted seven years ago, is given in recognition of efforts undertaken by a company to address the social, eco­nomic, and environmen­tal effects of doing business,
while balancing the conflict­ing demands on its atten­tion, time, and resources. “The award is an encour­agement for our efforts in CSR, in the field of educa­tion, healthcare and social entrepreneurship which have impacted many lives. The initiatives in Employee, Health and Safety (EHS) are a step towards a safer and cleaner ecosystem for our employees.”

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