Dainik Bhaskar Indian Pride Awards given

25 Oct,2011

By A Correspondent

The third edition of the Dainik Bhaskar India Pride Awards in association with DNA was held at Taj Palace, New Delhi. The Award recognized and felicitated the contribution made by the Public Sector Undertaking and Civil Servant. Presided by Shr. Montek Singh Walia as the Chief Guest the award function ignited a sense of pride for the winners at the awards night.

In the opening address, Mr Ramesh Chandra Agarwal, Chairman, Dainik Bhaskar Group said that India lives in Tier II & Tier III markets and the PSUs have extended their reach in such areas and Town and it’s great pride for Dainik Bhaskar to honor, the efforts taken by them for the development of the nation.

Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Planning Commission, Govt. of India, in his address, appreciated and thanked Dainik Bhaskar for their initiative and said “such acknowledgement of the work done for the economic development of the nation, by the special vehicles called the PSUs is note-worthy”. He further added that Dainik Bhaskar’s recognition of the outstanding work done by the members of the civil society towards the welfare of the nation and a better change for the society at large was a big step.”

Addition to this, Mr Jairam Ramesh, Union Minister for Rural Development, Govt. of India, the Guest of Honour, said, “Introducing Impact Creator-Civil Servant and Social Change Agent category awards for the individual contribution would serve as a source of inspiration for more and more citizens, specially the youth, who will get encouragement to work for the welfare of the society.”

Also, Mr V.Narayanasamy, MOS for Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India, added “PSUs and civil servants are working hard for the economic development of the country and their contributions should be duly acknowledged. Dainik Bhaskar group is the first in taking up such an initiative at such a grand level.” He termed this as a welcome step.

The grandeur of the ceremony was the Life Time Achievement Award which was bagged by Mr M D Mallya, Chairman & Managing Director, Bank of Baroda. Speaking on behalf of all the PSUs he mentioned, “Be it the Central or the State PSUs, they are giving their important contribution in the economic development of the nation. This includes development of the rural as well as the corporate sector. Dainik Bhaskar has identified the contributions of the PSUs and appreciated the same on a huge platform. India Pride Awards also instils a sense of healthy competition amongst PSUs.”

This high powered function commenced with the performance of two time Grammy award winner Robin Hogarth and Indian classical vocalist Padamshree Sumitra Guha. It was a fusion of traditional African and Indian classical music. Adding glitter to the function was, the famous Sufi singer Kailash Kher enthralled the audience with him famous numbers.

The initiative was supported by SKNL, Title Sponsors, ADANI Group, Principal Associate Sponsor and VIDEOCON, Associate Sponsor.


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