Singapore: Indian businessmen and enterprises have been felicitated by Singapore Indian business community for their outstanding work in the city state.
Among the many businessmen awarded, were city state's top businessman JY Pillay and Punj Lloyd Group.
Pillay, a retired civil servant and now chairman of Tiger Airways, was given the SICCI-DBS Singapore-India Business award by Singapore President Tony Tan.
"Tiger Airways is currently in talks with Indian budget carriers, including SpiceJet and IndiGo, to strike a deal which will offer Singapore travelers easy connections to many more destinations in India," said SICCI-DBS in the award ceremony.
Punj Lloyd was given the SICCI-DBS India Enterprise Award for its execution of technologically challenging infrastructure projects through its Singapore-based subsidiary.
The annual awards were presented by the Singapore India Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) and sponsored by the city state's leading bank, DBS.
Other awardees include Selvaa Parimalam, who came from a rural village in South India in 1994, was given the SICCI-DBS medium enterprise award for setting up and building A&B Scaffold Engineering Pte Ltd, which provides supporting services in the usually male-dominated construction sector.
Parimalam established the business in 2009 which was now in the process of becoming a regional scaffold and related services company.
Pankaj Bhasin, who hails from Noida, was given promising entrepreneur award for establishing a regional coal mining business, Kitty Hawk Natural Resources Ptd Ltd.