"Elated at Rodas Enclave, Hiranandani Estate, Thane winning premium apartment project of the year, west at NDTV Property Awards," Niranjan Hiranandani
March 14, 2017: The NDTV Fourth Property Awards, powered by Pune Municipal Corporation and CREDAI-Pune Metro, recognized excellence in Indian real estate. Mr. Kunal Kumar, Municipal Commissioner, Pune and Mr. Vikram Chandra, Editor in Chief, NDTV graced the occasion of Fourth NDTV Property Awards held on 27th February 2017 at Hyatt Regency, Pune. The NDTV Property Awards honor and acknowledge excellence in Indian real estate and recognize real estate leaders whose persistent pursuit of excellence has fuelled India’s journey to the forefront of the world’s economy.
The most prestigious project, Rodas Enclave, Hiranandani Estate, Thane bagged ‘Premium Apartment Project of the Year – West’ at NDTV Property Award. Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani, Co-Founder & Chairman, Hiranandani Group, accepted the award. Commenting on winning the award, Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani said he was delighted. “We have always stressed on building communities rather than just square feet of space. The townships we have built at Powai and Thane have been recognized by various organizations, this recognition at the fourth NDTV Property Awards adds yet another endorsement of the projects having come up the right way,” he added.
“At Hiranandani, we believe that when you proceed steadily with your eyes fixed on your carefully cultivated vision, recognition and rewards simply follow you,” said Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani. This award is a tribute to our commitment to excellence, which has won us this accolade. As a pioneer of global community townships, Hiranandani’s continues to transform the city landscapes and foresee the potential of creating well-planned township. “We take pride in creating townships that bring economic prosperity for residents and businesses alike. The township, Hiranandani Estate, Thane which house award winning project Rodas Enclave is the benchmarks of global communities, offering a healthy lifestyle nestled amidst modern luxuries. Hiranandani township residents will enjoy an ecosystem that offers a healthy mix of life, work and leisure.
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‘The Walk’ presents ‘Hiranandani Thane Half Marathon 2017’ gets citizens to put on their running shoes
‘Running is expression of forbearance and a reflection of conquering spirit’: Dr Niranjan Hiranandani
THANE/ MUMBAI, 12 FEBRUARY 2017: The fifth edition of the Hiranandani Thane Half Marathon (HTHM) was flagged off early on February 12, 2017 from Hiranandani Estate, Thane. Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, CMD, Hiranandani Communities, along with the reigning Femina Miss India Winner Ms Priyadarshini Chatterjee flagged off the event. The theme this year for ‘The Walk’ presents ‘Hiranandani Thane Half Marathon 2017’ was ‘Running for Expression’.
Hiranandani Thane Half Marathon 2017 was conceived to be an initiative to awaken residents of Thane and Mumbai to the importance of maintaining their health and lifestyle. “With busy schedules, work pressure and hectic lifestyles, we see that citizens tend to neglect their health. ‘The Walk’ presents ‘Hiranandani Thane Half Marathon 2017’, was planned to be a health wake-up call for residents, we got 12,000-plus citizens to put on their running shoes,” said Dr Niranjan Hiranandani.
Espousing the concept of ‘Running for a Cause’, the fifth edition of the Hiranandani Thane Half Marathon, which had been recognized by the Athletics Federation of India, had four categories. First, the Half Marathon, which had runners going for 21.097km. The second was the ‘Green Run’, which was 10 kms. Then, the ‘Fun Run’, which was 4 kms. The fourth category was the Half Marathon Pacers.
The highlight of this year’s HTHM was participation by a record holder in reverse or retro running, Deepuk Gopal Kanal, who holds the record for reverse retro running over 10 kms, with the Indian flag, the previous record set by him being at Adidas Uprising in 2016. He also holds the record for sideways running with Indian flag in 21 kms. By participating in this run, he expressed support for the ‘Swatch Bharat Abhiyaan’, as also support for pet animals.
Registration fee collected from participants is donated to a charitable institution doing social work. The amount collected through registrations during the last four marathons has been donated to charitable institutions like Ruhi (associated with Tata Memorial Hospital), Jaipur Foot, Mumbai Mobile Creches, Concern India, Oxfam, Buniyaad and Agasthi Foundation. This year the Charity partners were Akshay Patra and Rotary Club of Thane North End.
“No longer is the individual uni-dimensional. Running is the expression of forbearance and a reflection of one’s conquering spirit,” said Dr Niranjan Hiranandani. “The HTHM, an annual event, allows participants to explore their multi-dimensional personalities, helping create better individuals that in turn create better communities,” concluded Dr Niranjan Hiranandani.
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From Space Research to Social Causes to Entertainment: Priyadarshini Academy’s ‘Global Awards – 2016’ span a wide spectrum
Awards recognise excellence; celebrate Select Group of Achievers from different disciplines
MUMBAI, 19 SEPTEMBER 2016: The Priyadarshini Academy’s Global Awards - 2016 were conferred on a select group of achievers from different disciplines on September 18th at ‘The Trident’, Mumbai. From space research and technology to social causes, from promoting the dignity of poor to Nobel prize winners – not to miss out entertainment – the awards covered a wide range of endeavors where human excellence was recognized and given its due. The glittering array of awardees were presented with a specially designed trophy and a scroll.
Priyadarshini Academy Chairman Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani, speaking at the Priyadarshni Academy’s Global Awards for the year 2016 said recipients of the 2016 awards, in various fields, included personalities from Israel, Switzerland and the UK. “The awards are given to personalities and organizations for outstanding contribution in their respective fields,” he said.
The Priyadarshini Academy Awards have been conferred from the very inception of the Academy in 1985 and have achieved world-wide recognition over time.
Noted scientist and Chairman of ISRO, A S Kiran Kumar, received the award for ISRO’s ‘outstanding contribution to development of space science and technology’, Bollywood actor Ms Katrina Kaif was presented the ‘Smita Patil Memorial Award for Best Actor’ while another Bollywood actor Ms Juhi Chawla was honored for her outstanding role in promoting social causes.
The award to Ms Juhi Chawla was for her activities against mobile tower radiation, which culminated in her having filed a petition in the Bombay High Court. The 2016 awards were presented at a glittering function in Mumbai, in presence of Union Ministers Shri Nitin Gadkari, Shri Suresh Prabhu, Shri Piyush Goyal as also real estate tycoon and Chairman of Priyadarshini Academy Mr Niranjan Hiranandani and Chairman-Emeritus of the Academy, Mr Nanik Rupani.
The ‘Ramakrishna Bajaj Memorial Global Award’ was presented to Mr Anshu Gupta, Founder Director of Goonj, a Delhi-based NGO, for his outstanding contribution in promoting the dignity of poor, while Mr Venki Ramakrishnan, an India-born Nobel Prize winning scientist, was presented the ‘Priyadarshini Academy Global Award’.
“Priyadarshini Academy has been awarding the ‘Smita Patil Memorial Award’ ever since it was established, and this year, the jury unanimously nominated Ms Katrina Kaif for the Smita Patil Memorial Award, for her work in films,” said Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani. “This award goes to Ms Katrina Kaif as a recognition to an outstanding individual who has shown excellence in her field,” he added.
The Priyadarshni Academy's International Awards function is an expression of the Academy's social commitment, in sync with the belief that progress for human kind is not possible without such commendable efforts of individuals in all spheres of activities, which have to be accorded due acknowledgement and honor to encourage and appreciate excellence in human endeavors.
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“Award reflects the process of ‘Creating Landmarks which go on to set Benchmarks’,”: Niranjan Hiranandani
MUMBAI, 11 MARCH, 2016: A special award for ‘creating a township with a distinctive skyline and for setting new benchmark in Real Estate Industry with unique and unparalleled design’ was conferred on Niranjan Hiranandani, CMD, Hiranandani Group
The special award, for ‘Integrated township of the Decade’ was conferred at the hands of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis, who presided over the 10th edition of the CNBC-AWAAZ Real Estate Awards on 10 March 2016 at Regal Room, The Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai.
The award was for the landmark project, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai. “It has been a journey of creating landmarks which turn into benchmarks,” said Niranjan Hiranandani. “The project recently celebrated its 25thanniversary, and this award is an acknowledgement of it having evolved into a bench-mark,” he added.
In 1980, Powai was a ‘middle of nowhere’ location, situated between Vikhroli and Andheri, largely known for a barren, hillside quarry, said Niranjan Hiranandani. “The Hiranandani Group acquired and started developing 250 acres of land in Powai, and it was as if a magic wand had been waved. Today, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai is one of the most sought after real estate ‘hot-spots’ in Mumbai, and is an ideal example of multicultural community living, a flourishing, upscale neighborhood, with enviable Infrastructure and connectivity,” he added.
Hiranandani Gardens, Powai is arguably, the pioneer of the integrated township model, one where ‘walk to work and walk back home’ became a reality. The Hiranandani Business Park (HBP) powers the work spaces segment in Hiranandani Gardens, Powai; where the integrated township model has proved to be a trend-setter. It created holistic communities that go beyond just luxury housing, and include schools, hospitals, gardens, green spaces and play spaces, entertainment options, shopping avenues and commercial business districts too, he said. “It is not just homes that were built, rather it was the creation of lifestyles, which defined what Community Living was all about. Hiranandani Gardens, Powai offers everything one might desire to lead a fulfilling life. It reflects a vibrant global community, where people from different backgrounds live together and celebrate the spirit of life, and this award perfectly captures it: ‘creating a township with a distinctive skyline and for setting new benchmark in Real Estate Industry with unique and unparalleled design’,” said Niranjan Hiranandani.
“Hiranandani Gardens is a neo classical architectural marvel nestled amidst the verdant Powai Hill, strategically located opposite the serene Powai Lake. For me, beyond awards and platitudes, it is a place where more than 4000 families stay, and call ‘home’,” he concluded.
Niranjan Hiranandani is Founder & MD, Hiranandani Group; his recent initiative is Hiranandani Communities. He is the Founder and First President (Maharashtra), National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), which works under the aegis of Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India.
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MUMBAI, JANUARY 05 JANUARY, 2015: Billed as the first healthy-lifestyles event in the New Year, the Hiranandani Powai Run was a successful event on a Sunday when a segment of Mumbai’s residents did their bit for a healthy lifestyle. The event, which has become qi major fixture in Mumbai’s sports calendar, got off to a smooth start early morning of 03 January 2016. The fourth such edition of the event, it offered participants three options: (1) the Half Marathon for Serious Runners; (2) the 10 km run for the Health-Conscious who wanted to challenge themselves, and (3) a 4 km section dedicated to the walk and run for fun and charity. Effectively, between the three segments, it offered something for almost everyone who was health conscious and wanted to pound the streets surrounding Hiranandani Gardens, Powai and its peripheral areas. The minimum age to participate in the Half Marathon was 18 years, while it was 12 years for the other two categories.
“Hiranandani Powai Run is an initiative to awaken residents of not just Powai but also across Mumbai about the importance of maintaining their health and lifestyle. With busy schedules, work pressure and hectic lifestyles, we see that citizens tend to neglect their health. The ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’, is a health wake-up call for residents,” said Niranjan Hiranandani, MD, Hiranandani Group. He added that Hiranandani Hospital was the Health Partner for the event.
More than just being about promoting healthy lifestyles, the event also took into account the need for increased public awareness on issues of health consciousness. Greater effort needs to be taken to get more and more Mumbai residents aware regarding the same. The message that went out through the event was that everyone can – and should - take a step towards healthy living, he added.
“I was very happy to see the enthusiasm on part of the runners this year. I wish all participants the very best, not just for such events, but for their efforts towards a healthy lifestyle, something we promote at Hiranandani Gardens, Powai. It is not just about competition, rather it is a race to your better health – and this was a race run well,” concluded Niranjan Hiranandani.
THANE/ MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 15, 2015: With new flyovers and other critical infrastructure works getting completed, Thane, as a city and a real estate destination, is ‘packing a punch’. When it comes to health consciousness, as also supporting noble causes, citizens of Thane proved that they too have ‘come of age’, with the large participation in the Hiranandani Thane Half Marathon 2015. The event was held at Hiranandani Estate, Thane on 15 February 2015, under the aegis of Athletics Federation of India.
With the theme, ‘iRun for a new life’, Hiranandani Thane Half Marathon 2015 had four categories in this edition: Half Marathon - 21.097 km, Green Run - 10 km; Dream Run – 4 km and Junior Run - 3 km, said Niranjan Hiranandani, MD, Hiranandani Constructions Pvt Ltd (HCPL).
Anil Pawar winner for 21kms, second runner up L Baba Chandar and third runner up Sunil Prasad
“This year, the race had twin objectives: charity and organ donation. The registration fee collected from participants will be donated to a charitable institution doing social work,” said Niranjan Hiranandani. “OXFAM India, Buniyaad and Concern India Foundation were Charity Partners this year,” he added.
The race also takes up a cause in the social sphere every year, pointed out Niranjan HIranandani, and this year we chose the cause of Organ Donation. “Hiranandani Thane Half Marathon, 2015 supported Organ Donation, Mohan Foundation was the Organ Donation Partner.” he added.
“Hiranandani Thane Half Marathon 2015 was an initiative to awaken residents of Thane about the importance of maintaining their health and lifestyle. With busy schedules, work pressure and hectic lifestyles, we see that citizens tend to neglect their health. The ‘Hiranandani Thane Half Marathon 2015’, in a way, was a health wake-up call for residents,” said Niranjan Hiranandani. He added that Hiranandani Hospital was the Health Partner for the event; BAYER was the Associate Sponsor while ICICI Bank Home Loans was the Banking Partner. Striders, Times Red Cell, Rhythmic Running and Gurukul Sports Foundation were the Knowledge Partners while Haiko Supermarket was the Refreshments Partner.
“More than just health consciousness, it also took into account the urgent need for increased public awareness regarding organ donation. Greater effort needs to be taken to dispel public concerns regarding the same. Organ donation can give a new twist to tragedy, and the message that went out through the event was that everyone can take a step towards making someone’s life better, by thinking positively about donating our organs – and taking concrete steps in the direction,” he added.
Those who because of the event, were motivated to register as organ donors, have taken up the thought in the right spirit – we have 2002 donors who have enrolled for organ donation, that is a race well run indeed,” concluded Niranjan Hiranandani.
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Hiranandani Gardens, Powai celebrates its silver jubilee; a dream has come true: Niranjan Hiranandani
MUMBAI, JANUARY , 2015: Among the leading landmarks that re-defined Mumbai’s real estate, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai has just completed a milestone: it
celebrated the completion of 25 years of the project. The celebration, which started on December 30, went on till January 4. Expressing the celebratory mood, the streets, trees and garden areas in the township were lighted up, giving Hiranandani Gardens Powai a dream-like setting. “It was very apparent during sun-set and at sun-rise, when the twinkling decorative lights stood out against a soft skyline with low intensity natural light. It truly looked like being in a dream,” said Niranjan
Hiranandani, MD, Hiranandani Constructions Pvt Ltd (HCPL). “A dream which has come true, and is celebrating its silver jubilee,” he added.
Panvel, Ahmedabad, Pune and Chennai are locations where the Hiranandani Group Companies will create more such integrated townships, he added. Describing Hiranandani Gardens Powai as a ‘neo classical architectural marvel nestled amidst the verdant Powai hill’, Niranjan Hiranandani said it enjoyed a strategic location, opposite the serene Powai Lake. “Hiranandani Gardens Powai is where more than 4000 families stay. Sprawled majestically over 250 acres, it is arguably, Mumbai’s finest residential township; one that has redefined the standards of elegant living,” he said.
When one speaks of changing the skyline of Mumbai, in terms of creating mixed-use townships, we were among the first to create ‘work spaces’ amidst ‘living spaces’, located amidst ‘verdant greenery', explains Niranjan Hiranandani. "We believe in interweaving living spaces with nature and the mixed-use township,Hiranandani Gardens Powai, provides a verdant Green and serene ambience with 24 x 7 work-and-live environment amidst world-class infrastructure. ‘Walk to work and walk back home’ is something that is a reality at Hiranandani Gardens Powai. It follows the adage that in order to create 'better communities', it is first essential to create 'greener communities', which is a reality at Hiranandani Gardens, Powai," explained the Hiranandani Constructions' MD.
"When we created Hiranandani Gardens Powai, we also became pioneers in leveraging futuristic technology, innovative design and precision engineering to create a world-class real estate complex as also a Green mix-use township, which has gone on to become a landmark," he added. Following Hiranandani Gardens Powai, the focus on creation of green townships has helped the Hiranandani Group companies usher in an era highlighted by a higher standard of living and influenced by global trends, visible in the township projects in Thane, pointed out the Hiranandani Constructions’ MD.
When we created Hiranandani Gardens Powai, we raised the bar of standard of living. “It has been our endeavour to give quality life to people residing here. We not only improved the infrastructure of the location, but have also increased the wealth of people who booked apartments in our complex. Initially, we sold the flats at Rs 500 per sq ft, the rate now is between Rs 25,000 and Rs 30,000 per sq ft,” he added.
His final thoughts on the silver jubilee? “I would like to look at the future. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to develop smart cities in India. For the Hiranandani
Group Companies, the future will be about develop more townships like Hiranandani Gardens Powai – Smart Cities where people can live and work comfortably,” concluded Niranjan Hiranandani, MD, Hiranandani Constructions..
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MUMBAI, JANUARY 04, 2015: It was health-conscious Mumbaikars - more than 8,000 – who started the New Year with the Hiranandani Powai Run on the first Sunday of 2015 with the lead cause of ‘education for the girl child’. The ‘Hiranandani Marathon 2015’ was a healthy and ideal way to start the new year,” said Niranjan Hiranandani, MD, Hiranandani Constructions Pvt Ltd (HCPL). Social Responsibility was also on the agenda, with several non-profit organizations being part of the event.
Niranjan Hiranandani flagged off the ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’, as also ran the 5 kms long ‘Laker's Trail’, which was among the three options for participants. “The main event was the ‘Half Marathon’ 21 km run, which passed through JVLR and the Powai flyover, the second option was the ‘Hiranandani Hop’ 10 km run, while the “Lakers’ Trail” at 4 km was the third option,” said Niranjan Hiranandani. “This is the first time that the Hiranandani Marathon includes sections to be run which are outside the Hiranandani Gardens complex; we also welcome the participation of a large number of Mumbaikars from all over, which made ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’ a typical ‘Mumbai’ event, and not just restricted to residents of Powai and the neighboring areas,” he added. This was the fourth such event; the three earlier editions were based within the Hiranandani Gardens.
With the MD participating in the ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’, it underscored the message of being fit that the Hiranandani Constructions Pvt Ltd is following as its ‘corporate mantra’. “As the MD of my company, keeping fit so as to be able to deliver the best is what I owe to my company’s stakeholders, said Niranjan Hiranandani. “I hope that seeing the MD participate in the ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’ will enhance the aspect of being health conscious within the company as also among stake holders,” he added.
“The ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’ was an initiative to awaken residents of Powai and Mumbaikars about the importance of maintaining their health and lifestyle. With busy schedules, work pressure and hectic lifestyles, we see that citizens tend to neglect their health. The ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’, in a way, was a health wake-up call for residents,” said Niranjan Hiranandani.
It was not just the Marathon to be run; conclusion of the ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’ marked the beginning of festivities, in form of the Carnival. “The Carnival was planned to give a sense of participation to those who did participate in the run – they were able to be part of the ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’ Carnival, where residents could connect with each other, over a fun breakfast and brunch,” concluded Niranjan Hiranandani.
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