Former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

By Sarkaritel February 27, 2019 22:51

INDIA Next, Chennai based NGO, confers award at a function in Delhi

New Delhi, February 27: Former Prime Minister and Eminent Economist, DrManmohan Singh, has been conferred with the P.V.NarasimhaRao National Leadership and Life Time Achievement Award” for the structural changes and economic reforms unveiled in the early 90’s that catapulted India into the league of the fastest developing countries . 

The award function held at Teen MurtiBhavan was presidedover by Bharat RatnaHon’bleFormer President, ShriPranab Mukherjee, who was the Chief Guest at the function. Shri Mukherjee conferred the award on DrManmohan Singh in presence of Mr.Shekhar Gupta, President, Editors Guild of India and Editor-In-Chief, The Print,  the Special Guest at the function. 

The lifetime achievement award has been instituted by INDIA Next, a prominent Chennai based NGOto commemorate the Father of Economic Reforms in India, Dr Manmohan Singh, two times prime minister of the UPA regime between 2004 to 2009 and 2009 to 2014.

In his acceptance speech, DrManmohan Singh said, “”PV Narasimhaji was a great visionary and  warm hearted human being who received the utmost love and affection during my association with him.NarmsimhaRaoji, possessed vast knowledge, wisdom and education and was a great son of India, father of economic liberalizationknown for putting an end to the licence permit raj, whichcontributed to building of modern India.

Former President, Sh. Pranab Mukherjee,  while speaking on the occasion said, “It’s an honour to participate in this award program initiated in the name of PV NarasimhaRaoJi, former Prime Minister andgreat son of India wherehistory will judge him in much better manner,  while we have done so in the contemporary period. Dr. Singh has been chosen because of the fact that as the Prime Minister and Finance Ministerformed a team,  which laid the foundation of modern, vibrant and economic power of India. He is a path breaker and led us to a situation, where GDP of the Indian economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5%.

While speaking on the occasion, Mr.SV Surya PrakashRao, Convenor, INDIANextsaid, “We have been passing through turbulent times in public life where politicians of all parties are very aggressively trying to retain power at any cost throwing all democratic norms to the wind.  As the entire world acknowledges the reforms taken up in his regime, PVN-Manmohan combine set the right direction to India to emerge as a major power in the world”.

A jury constituted under the Chairmanship of Justice M. N. Venkatachalaiah (former Chief Justice of India), comprising of Padmabhushan Dr.SubhashKashyap, Former Secretary General – LokSabha, Sri D.R. Kaarthikeyan IPS, Former Director-CBI, Shri S. Narendra, Former Advisor to Prime Minster of India, Dr.JayaPrakash Narayan,IAS (Founder–Loksatta party and Shri K. Ramachandra Murthy, Editorial Director – Sakshi Media.Former Prime Minister,selected Dr.Manmohan Singh as the first recipient of the award.

INDIA Next is a media based NGO from Chennai, founded by a team of dedicated professionals from various walks of life, and include Entrepreneurs, Journalists, Working Executives and Retired Bureaucrats, committed towards the promotion of sustainable development initiatives in India. It acts as a medium for participating and exchanging critical views on the issues concerned, which could affect the country’s developmental activities. INDIA Next is focused on enabling a medium for the Participation and Exchange of critical thinking for these critical issues,  which effect India’s futuristic development”. We identify the contribution made by different individuals over a period of time for betterment in society, the spokesman said.

With this prestigious event, INDIA Next intends to widen its horizons and start new chapters across India for achieving its goals to work for a better, corruption free society with good governance, best democratic traditions and federal spirit. India Next has its operations in Chennai, Hyderabad & New Delhi.

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By Sarkaritel February 27, 2019 22:51