More than seven decades in the making, the Mahindra Group has become one of the global powerhouses of business. The Mahindra Group started in the year 1945, and every year on this day, October 2, the company celebrates its ‘Founder’s day’. October 2 is also the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, commonly known as the ‘Father of the nation’, and also LalBahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister of India. Anand Mahindra the Chairman and Managing Director of Mahindra Group, before the celebrations, tweeted, “The Mahindra Group was born this day in 1945. Sharing our birthday with the founder of this nation is a never-ending source of inspiration.”
The Mahindra Group is one of the most reputed companies in India. It is an MNC with headquarters in Mumbai, called the Mahindra Towers. Mahindra operates in more than 100 countries in the world and has more than two lakh employees. The company boasts of a presence in businesses ranging from automobiles to aerospace, from defence to finance, from information technology to real estate and much more. It is a market leader in utility vehicles segment. The company was started in 1945 as Mahindra and Mohammed by J.C. Mahindra and K.C. Mahindra and Malik Ghulam Muhammad. Muhammed, however, went to Pakistan after the partition of India and became the first finance minister there. The name of the company was changed to Mahindra and Mahindra in the year 1948.
The Mahindra Group was born this day in 1945.Sharing our birthday with the founder of this nation is a never-ending source of inspiration
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) October 2, 2016
On almost every anniversary, the company works on a new initiative, either social or industrial. This year on this day, the company decided to connect their employees to the NGOs which need the support of big companies. The new initiative is known as ‘Sahyog’. The Founder’s day was celebrated at the company’s Mumbai office, where apart from employees, even kids and the youth from nearby chawls also participated in a cultural program.