Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, founders of Flipkart, have been jointly named “Asian of the Year 2016” by Singapore-based newspaper The Straits Times as part of a group called the “The Disruptors”. The “Asian of the Year 2016” award recognises entrepreneurs operating at the frontiers of technology’s interface with business who have launched companies that have disrupted traditional business model for the benefit of end consumers. Also Read - iPhone SE gets cheaper on Flipkart only for today: Get over Rs 11,000 flat discountAlso Read - iPhone 12 for iPhone 11 launch price at Flipkart Big Saving Days sale, iPhone 12 Mini alse sees discount
“We are truly humbled and honoured to be chosen for this award, said Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal in a joint statement. It validates our commitment to creating a world-class internet company that is transforming the lives of Indians by making a better quality of life both accessible and affordable to them. Flipkart s innovative steps, aimed at transforming commerce in India through technology, have truly disrupted the market and it makes us proud to be recognized for this achievement. We accept this honor on behalf of all Indians”, Flipkart said in a statement.
According to the award citation, “The Disruptors” have made the inevitable march of technology easier to understand and accepted by millions of people. In 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was felicitated with the award. ALSO READ: Flipkart founders Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal make it to Time 100 list