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Nov 21, 2013
Subhash Chandra, Chairman, ZEE & Essel Group receives Honorary Doctorate at University of East London

Mr. Subhash Chandra, Chairman, ZEE & Essel Group, received the Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of East London (UEL).

Mr. Chandra received the Doctorate from Lord Gulam Noon, the Chancellor of the University of East London at the ceremony for their Royal Dock Business School graduates. Accepting the award, Mr. Chandra thanked the entire senior management team at the Royal Dock Business School, saying, "It is indeed a privilege to be recognized outside one's country, and in the presence of such highly acclaimed and respected individuals. I thank you all for bestowing this prestigious award that I feel honored to receive."

Addressing the graduates present during this event, Mr. Chandra advised, "You all should never consider yourselves to be “Developed” at any point in time, but should always consider as "Developing" in order to never stop learning and enhancing yourself. The key to happiness is to Live in the Present, rather than regretting about the past, or worrying about the future."

Mr. Chandra's felicitation at this prestigious event adds a feather to the crown of ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. and the entire Essel Group. In its presence for over two decades, ZEE has been a cultural ambassador for India to the entire world. Launched in 1992, brand ZEE has earned a global recognition in its reign over the M & E industry for the past 20 years. Being a global brand, ZEE entertains over 700 million viewers across the world. ZEE also enjoys a presence in 169 countries, offering a rich bouquet of 34 channels in India, and 32 dedicated international channels for the overseas markets. In this journey of over 20 years, brand ZEE has not just formed a family of millions of viewers, but has also enriched the lives of all the internal as well as external stakeholders. ZEE considers each one of these stakeholders, as Family and aims at making the entire World a part of this Family. Insprired with this thought, “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – The World is my Family”, is proposed to be the new positioning for Brand ZEE.

Mr. Chandra's visit also marks the establishment of the broadcaster in the UK/Europe, and follows a recent launch of DittoTV, an online, tablet and mobile platform providing live streams and TV on demand from 17 ZEE channels. ZEE TV is now in the process of commissioning new programming produced specifically for the UK and European audience.

On Thursday 21 November, Mr Chandra will deliver a keynote speech at AsPIRE, the annual event hosted by JP Morgan at Lord's to promote Asian-Pacific global leadership. Mr. Chandra will take the audience through his life journey from humble beginnings in India to becoming a global billionaire. He will reveal his role models and advise on implementing ideas into successful business operations.

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