Dainik Bhaskar Gives Away India Pride Awards 2013-14


DainikBhaskar felicitated the winners of India Pride Awards 2013-14 in a gala ceremony held on December 19, 2013 at the Taj Palace, New Delhi. India Pride Awards was instituted by DainikBhaskar Group in 2009 to acknowledge excellence in Public Sector Unit enterprises (PSUs). The award was judged by meticulous evaluation by jury supported by analysis by ICRA as Knowledge Partners.

Several dignitaries graced the event including Dr. M. MangapatiPallamRaju, Union Minister, Human Resource Development, Govt. of India was the Chief Guest, Dr. Harak Singh Rawat, Cabinet Minister of Agriculture, Medical Education & Soldier Welfare, Govt. Of Uttarakhand, was the Guest of Honor and Dr. Charan Das Mahant, Minister of State of Agriculture Government of India and Rajeev Shukla, Minister of State Planning and Parliamentary Affairs were special guests at the event.

In his address Dr. M. MangapatiPallamRajuemphasised ,“PSUs play a vital role in the making of the nation. Where everything in the nation is affected by what happens in another part of the world, PSUs have been playing a stabilising role.”

Ramesh Chandra Agarwal, Chairman, DainikBhaskar Group in his address said, “Ours is a large nation- whatever is happening- whatever changes are happening – are more apparent in the Tier-II and Tier-III towns. PSU have a lot role to play in the stability of these markets as they are the prime employment provider in these markets. These towns and changes therein define the country.”

The highlight of the award night was the felicitation of K. R Kamath – CMD- Punjab National Bank with Lifetime achievement award. In his speech Mr. Kamath shared, “Generally PSUs are always highlighted for not accomplishing their task and apparently a PSU office is perceived to perform only when he enters a private sector. However this is not true. There is an entire team of PSU workers who are working extremely hard towards the nation Such recognitions as the India Pride Award brings out the commendable efforts of PSUs and also goes a long way in motivating every member to keep up their efforts relentlessly every year.

K. R Kamath dedicated the award to PNB Corp, Bank of India, Allahabad Bank and to every member who have been a part of his team.

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