Monday, November 29, 2010

The Blue Elephant receives an Award

of Excellence from the SAARC Chamber for Women Entrepreneurship. The ceremony was this evening and it was a completely different experience for me meeting women from the SAARC nations and other awardees this evening, all wonderful ladies, 12 of them from India, Maldives, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and Nepal.
Also heard that a lot more people in Pakistan had watched me in Chote Ustaad and also said they missed me in the show. Something I also got to learn from Ms Tina Sahni when I went to Hyderabad to perform for the Hindu November Fest. Somehow, Pakistan does not understand the fabled North-South divide :D 

Nonetheless, receiving the award from the President of SAARC Chamber, Mr Huq, Consul General of the US Embassy Mr Simkin, Ms Indira Dutt of KPC, Ms Vinita Singhania of J K Lakshmi Cements was special. And for the first time, my mom told me she was proud of me.This was not an award that I ever thought I will get.

I started Blue Elephant on an over-fortnight decision thanks to a friend who told us to start the company watching what I was already doing as an individual. Blue Elephant, from then on, has grown, slowly and steadily. Clients have come in through references from one MNC to another. And they have stayed with us in all these years. I guess somewhere we have made the cut and have given our clients what they wanted.

We begin our training division very soon and are also in the process of tying up certain loose ends which did happen. The Blue Elephant has also not had a very easy journey. But thankfully God has been great and has helped us identify the right people and the wrong people at the right time. 
My thanks go out to every one of the linguists (in Spain, USA, Argentina, Mexico, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Hungary, Turkey, Kuwait, Maldives, Burma, Finland, Iceland, France, Germany, Italy , Latvia, Lithuania, Australia, China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, the Czech Republic, Russia,  Greece, Egypt, South Africa and the United Kingdom) that I have worked with and their excellent work. If not for them the company would not have come this far. My company is what it is because of them, their talent, sincerity and work ethics.
My thanks also go to my clients who have been with me, have stood by me and have also helped me in removing a weed or two, when they did crop up. 

To Mrs Padmhasini, Partner, Blue Elephant and my mother for all the support and taking care of the operations.

My thanks to Amudhan of WOC , Abhishek Shah and Sandeep Makam of BePositive24 who gave my company its name and the logo. Also thanks to Amudhan for telling me why I should go with this name. That I love the elephant is a totally different thing altogether.

To BePositive24 for being a constant support through the journey.

To all the well-wishers for your good wishes and sending me the positive energy that drowns out the negativity that I sometimes have to face. 
Thank you.

And to you I wish that you have several moments of happiness, success and support that you need and may it come to you from every direction so that you may realize the dreams. May you also make new dreams and also achieve successes in areas where you least expected. May you be happy and may your cup of joy overflow.


34 comments:

hari iyer said...

Congrats

Fr. Tom said...

hi chinmayi,
Alles Gute..
Fr. Tom

SARAS said...

Congrats

Deepan said...

congrats Chinmayi!! I m happy for you and proud of you!! Keep up the good work, god bless you!!

M GANESAN said...

Congratulations for the Award and your achivements.


REGARDS
M.GANESAN

Banupriya said...

Hearty Congratulations Ms.Chinmayee for the Award of Excellence.

Anonymous said...

Never Ever Let go of Hope...

8bitregister said...

hi chinamyi,
Congratulations, Ur post has made me curious regarding ur choice of the name 'blue elephant'. Could you tell the reason behind the naming, when time permits.
Thanks in Advance.

Stanley Lyndon said...

Congrats! Aw...first time she said that? ..

Saradha said...

Congratulations and best wishes for more success. Apart from the fact that you are successful business woman, your area of work (linguist, translations) is not something many people have explored and therefore very novel too.

I have been reading your posts regularly. They are wonderful.

Saradha

Divya said...

Congratulations Chinmayi.
Wish you many more such accolades.

Ilavarasan said...

First . . Congratulation . !!!

I had read the blog which you had posted New paper article about the Blue Elephant . I was really surprised and Happy for your Entrepreneur venture , Glad it is showing results on international platform . I am sure you will be inspiration for lot of people to follow you.

Anonymous said...

a walk in the beach for eternity...

Tisai said...

Congratulations on winning the SAARC Chamber for Women Entrepreneurship award. You are surely an inspiration to many women.

Tom Koottumkal said...

yes, u r truly an amaising woman, i come to know...with ur multi talented face...keep going

Anonymous said...

GM...What say me?

Anonymous said...

PaarpoOM...Un Valicham illa Nizhalin kulurchi yedhu...Sutri sutri vandhaalum yengu poivida mudiyum..Kadaiseeyil Ellam unull adakkamea...Saranadaidhen.

Raghavan Venugopal said...

Hello Chinmayi,
Hearty Congratulations on the SAARC award for Blue Elephant.

Thanks for Everything !!! said...

Helloo Chinmayi

Congrats on receiving this prestigious award !!! Felt very nice reading the article..

Also I can see how your mum would be so proud to c u receiving this accolade. (Like the verse from Thirukkural.. Eendra Pozhudhin perudhuvakkum...)

Wishing you the very best on everything life could offer and my gud luck wishes to you, to achieve more n more.

Thanks for Everything !!! said...

Helloo Chinmayi

Congrats on receiving this prestigious award !!! Felt very nice reading the article..

Also I can see how your mum would be so proud to c u receiving this accolade. (Like the verse from Thirukkural.. Eendra Pozhudhin perudhuvakkum...)

Wishing you the very best on everything life could offer and my gud luck wishes to you, to achieve more n more.

Kalyan said...

Congrats and keep going

Madhav said...

Congrats Chinmayi! Simply superb. To be good at whatever you do is not easy or simple. Looks like you have made excelling a habit!

All the very best.
Madhav

Krishnan said...

"North-South divide" hi chinmayi I am sorry for making this comment, but I am forced to. You were discussing about making hindi compulsory in tamil nadu last year end (if you remember). What happened to you this year, you have mentioned about the north-south divide. I guess atlast you felt what I felt by staying in north india?

Chinmayi Sripada /Chinmayee said...

Krishnan: I stick by what I said. And I dont know in what context you are mentioning my line and what you have understood. Give me clarity.

Sudharsan Prabu M said...

Wow!!! very happy for that!!!

//To all the well-wishers for your good wishes and sending me the positive energy that drowns out the negativity that I sometimes have to face.
Thank you.//
It's the converse actually...we(atleast me) drive positivity from you!!!

salo said...

Congratulations chinmayi...
All the best for you future projects.

batasari said...

You talked about everything in the blog from inception of company to the clients...but could not figure out what the Blue Elephant does. any website?

Chinmayi Sripada /Chinmayee said...

Anonymous: LOL. I guess not as much as your own in your life. Since all that you can do is write this in my blog.

குழந்தை நல மருத்துவன்! said...

வாழ்த்துக்கள் சகோதரி !!

Raja Venkatesan said...

Congrats. This is a great news. Keep going..

Ilavarasan said...

@Batasari. . http://www.blue-elephant.co.in/

check out the pdf file . . Few simple facts .

@Chinmayi . .Spend somemore time is getting the website even better . :)

Maheswari said...

Hai Chinmayi,
Congrats - an award - as a Business Woman.
I saw an article in Aval Vikatan - which says u received an award for Blue Elephant.
Very happy Chinmayi.

Godspeed good people.
Maheswari

Rajesh Balasubramanian said...

Congrats. Really envious about you.

IamRajthilak said...

Really proud of you and awesome to see your Blue Elephant. Great to feel. Ur site is super cool and the animations and the symbols shown using fingers... are too good. No need of any language to understand it.