Mumbai, September 3, 2021:
Mr. Rajen Shah, managing director of Indian water slide design and manufacturing company Arihant Industrial Corporation Ltd., was recently proclaimed winner of the 2021 IAAPA Outstanding Service Award.
The IAAPA Outstanding Service Award recognizes exemplary service to the global attractions industry in the form of entrepreneurial vigor, mentorship, subject matter expertise, and pioneering ability.
Rajen Shah is a dedicated attractions industry veteran whose spearheading of Arihant and its three businesses—Arihant Water Slides, ArihantPlay, and The Great Escape Water Park—spans more than four decades. He founded Arihant when the attractions industry was still nascent in the country. In 1982, ArihantPlay became the first organized children’s playground equipment company in India. In 1991, Arihant became the first water slide company in India and In 1995 he started the region’s first water park..
Rajenhas also served on various committees, at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)where he was also a board member for 3 years.He has been one of the pioneers of the Indian amusement industry, and was also the founding member of IAAPI (Indian Association of Amusement Parks & Industries), where he served in different capacities for 20 years. Apart from this – He has also served in the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Family Business Network (FBN), and Jain International Trade Organization (JITO).
As a pioneer, his farsighted goals diversified Arihant’s range to over 100 products in the water park and playground equipment industries. Rajenalso kickstarted the practice of corporate social responsibility for the education of the underprivileged even before it became mandatory for companies in India.
The 2021 IAAPA Awards are going to be held during the IAAPA Expo, Orlando, Florida. The event annually recognizes excellence in the global attractions industry by acknowledging its significant contributors, members, and patrons.