Important Days

Topics: Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, India Pages: 7 (2198 words) Published: January 29, 2013
Republic Day Awards, 2012
A total of 109 persons, including 19 women, have been selected for the Padma awards. Five personalities have been given Padma Vibhushan, 27 Padma Bhushan and 77 Padma Shree awards. PADMA VIBHUSHAN: K.G. Subramanyan (painting and sculpture), Late Mario De Miranda (cartoonist), Late (Dr) Bhupen Hazarika (vocal music), Dr Kantilal Hastimal Sancheti (orthopaedics), T.V. Rajeswar (civil service), Delhi. PADMA BHUSHAN: Prominent among winners were Shabana Azmi (cinema), Khaled Choudhury (theatre), Jatin Das (painting), Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta (sarod), Dharmendra (cinema), Mira Nair (cinema), M.S. Gopalakrishnan (violin), Dr Suresh H. Advani (oncology), Dr Noshir H. Wadia (medicine-neurology), N. Vittal (civil service), Ronen Sen (civil service). PADMA SHRI: Among the winners were Vanraj Bhatia (music), Zia Fariduddin Dagar (music-vocal), Nameirakpam Ibemni Devi (music-khongjom parba), Joy Michael (theatre), Mohan Lal Kumhar (terracotta), Anup Jalota(Indian classical music-vocal), Soman Nair Priyadarsan (cinema-direction), Priya Paul (trade and industry), Surjit Singh Patar (poetry), Jhulan Goswami (womens cricket), Zafar Iqbal (hockey), Limba Ram (archery), Ravi Chaturvedi (sports-commentary), Kartikeya V. Sarabhai (environmental education). Business Standard awards for Corporate Excellence

CEO of the Year: Rajiv Bajaj, MD & CEO of Bajaj Auto
Company of the Year: Cognizant
Star MNC: Nestle India
Star SME: Jubilant FoodWorks
Star PSU: National Mineral Development Corporation

I am listing out some important awards and achievements given recently: 21st Vyas Samman Award:
# Prof Ramdarash Mishra for his poetry collection "Aam Ke Patte". # 2.5 lakh prize money
# Instituted by KK Birla Foundation
# for outstanding work in Hindi

V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award:
# Veteran filmmaker Mike Pandey
# He is known for acclaimed documentaries like The Last Migration-Wild Elephant Capture in Sarguja, Shores of Silence, Vanishing Giants and Khullam Khulla. # The award was given at the Mumbai International Festival 2012. # It carries a citation, a trophy and cash prize of 5 lakh Rs and is given in the memory of legendary filmmaker V. Shantaram.

Barack Obama honours Amartya Sen with US Humanities Medal
# Economist Dr. Amartya SEn was given 2011 National Humanities Medal. # For his insights into the causes of povery, famine and injustice. # 1st Indian citizen to receive this award

Pride of India Award:
# Union Minister for Labour and Employment Mallikarjun Kharge # For his over 4 decades of publicn service
# Presented jointly by the Indian American Friendship Council(IAFC) and India Association of North Texas(IANT) in Dallas

S.R. Jindal Prize:
# Mr. A.P.J. abdul Kalam for his contributions in science and technology # Justice N. Santosh Hegde for his service in social development. # Instituted by Sitaram Jindal Foundation, it carries a cash prize of 1 crore Rs

Lata Mangeshkar Award:
# Veteran Hindi film music composer Rajesh Roshan
# Given by Madhya Pradesh govt

Israel's First Presidential Awards of Distinction:
# Music conductor Zubin Mehta, who is the music director of Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO).

Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Awards:
# Entrepreneur of the Year: Rahul Bhatia, Group Management Director, InterGlobe Enterprises. # Lifetime Achievement: Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC.
# Services: Analjit Singh, Founder and Cairman, Max India Group. # Consumer Products: Dr. Anand Burman, Chairman, Dabur India. # Startup: Dr. B. S. Ajaikumar, Founder and Chairman, Healthcare Global Enterprises. # Business Transformation: Deep Kalra, Founder and CEO, Makemytrip(India). # Lifesciences and Healthcare:Dr. Desh Bandhu Gupta, Lupin

11th 5 year plan targets-
GDP growth rate-9%
Agriculture growth rate- 4%
Industrial growth rate - 9% to 11%
Manufacturing growth rate- 12%
Revised GDP growth rate- 8.1%
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