In 2008, the Indian Council for Small and Medium Exporters recognised Arvind’s contribution to world exports with the Niryat Shiromani Puraskar (Export Excellence Award). He is also recognised as one among *Top 100 Retails Minds of India by Asia, Africa GCC Retail & Shopping Centre. Arvind serves as Group Advisor for International Affairs of the AYUSH Advisory Group, constituted by Pharmaceuticals Export Council of India, a body set up by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India with the objective of export promotion of traditional drugs & pharmaceuticals, Ayurveda & herbal products globally. He also co-chairs the Ayush Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). In the recent past, Arvind was invited to serve as a Board Member on the National Medicinal Plant Board of India. Arvind has also been invited to serve on the Advisory Board of the Forum on Indian Traditional Medicine, set up by Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries (RIS). Beyond the corporate sector, Arvind is a senior instructor with the Art of Living and teaches yoga and meditation programs incorporating life skills, stress relief, ethics and human values. An avid musician, Arvind plays tabla and the piano.