Dr Balaji Singh received the lifetime achievement award from Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD) recognizing his illustrious career in enabling people, departments and organizations to realize the true potential. ISTD is a national level professional society which conducts sought after training programs in the areas of human resources development with special emphasis on training of trainers, training goals and objectives and training tools and technologies. Dr Balaji Singh’s work in the fields of vocational training, corporate training and soft skills training is acknowledged by the leading institutions be it leading trade bodies, corporate or professional communities. He has designed and conducted programs that have resulted in enhanced performance of individuals and groups in academic, organizational and public settings. Personal Effectiveness Learning Lab is one among the many of the programs and modules envisioned by him that have delivered training outcomes exceeding expectations of leading companies. He has identified and implemented globally proven and cutting edge techniques for productivity management, lean manufacturing, performance appraisals and other functions at an organizational scale. A distinctive feature of his work is the effective use of technology in driving the desired outcomes at speed and scale in tune with the demands of the global competitive landscape. The technology dimension coupled with extensive field research has resulted in new insights into the evolving work and business culture. For instance, his project which he chooses to call anecdotal research has seen his team closely studying and documenting the progress in a start-up from an abstract idea to a profitable business concept. The social component in his work has helped student community and non-governmental organizations in creating new and efficient ways to serve the needy. Dr Balaji Singh’s experience and expertise is playing an important role in designing the management programs in PES University. His emphasis on industry academia integration, focus on structured research and proactive support for entrepreneurship has resulted in innovative initiatives that prepare the students for making the most of new opportunities the government and business present. The students, staff and management of PES University congratulate Dr Balaji Singh and look forward to his continued guidance and leadership.