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March 2011 Awards




New Delhi railway station bags National Tourism Award

New Delhi railway station was conferred the “National Tourism Award” in the category of Best Tourist Friendly Railway Station.

The award was presented by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and received by Divisional Railway Manager, Northern Railway, Delhi, Ashwani Lohani.





Young Scientist Award for 2011

Eleven scientists, including two from the Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc), have been given the prestigious NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Award for 2010.





Abel Prize awarded to John Willard Milnor

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has chosen one of the living legends of mathematics, John Willard Milnor of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences in the University of Stony Brook, U.S.A, for the award of its prestigious Abel Prize for the year 2011.





Medical Cadet Shikha Awasthi will become the first woman doctor to receive the Sword of Honour for overall excellence at the passing out parade of the 45th course of the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune on March 18





Director of Hindi film Peepli Live, Anusha Rizvi has been selected for the 14th Gollapudi Srinivas memorial national award for debut director category.





National award for CRIDA

Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA) received an award for National Water Conservation from the Ministry of Water Resources in the institution category for the research programme conducted by them on water conservation and ground water recharge. 

Dr. B. Venkateshwarlu, Director, CRIDA , received the award form Salman Khurshid, Union Minister of Water Resources.





The 2010 Chameli Devi Jain award for “Outstanding Woman Media Person” was presented to a former Tehelka correspondent from Thiruvananthapuram, Shahina K.K, at a function held in New Delhi for her “demonstrated ability to focus on issues that have deep social consequences impacting lives and concerns of ordinary people. Ms. Shahina, who has 13 years of experience in print and television media and is presently writing for Open magazine.





Air India gets two awards

Air India has been adjudged the best airline MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) and best engine MRO in the country.

The awards were given away at the first international exhibition and conference on MRO held in Mumbai





Indian army chief general V.K.Singh becomes the first Indian officer to be inducted in to the ‘Hall of Fame’ of U.S.Army War College. This distinction is extended by the US army to all officers from friendly foreign countries, which rise to the post of ‘chief’ of their respective armies, after attending the coveted cource at US army War College.





Reader's Choice award

Wipro Technologies has received Reader's Choice Award for the third consecutive year from Consumer Goods Technology (CGT) magazine.





The prestigious UNESCO Asia Pacific Merit award for cultural heritage conservation was presented to Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad on March 15. He bagged the coveted award after edging out heritage sites in 43 countries. UNESCO appreciated the restoration of the palace and efforts to rescue ‘an extraordinary complex from years of abandonment.





‘Best Retail Bank in India' award

HDFC Bank has won The Asian Banker's ‘Best Retail Bank in India' award this year. Beating a host of other competitors in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa on a range of parameters, the bank has won the award for the fifth year in a row.





The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has chosen one of the living legends of mathematics, John Willard Milnor of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences in the University of Stony Brook, U.S.A, for the award of its prestigious Abel Prize for the year 2011. Professor Milnor will receive the Prize from His Majesty King Harald at an award ceremony in Oslo on May 24, 2011.





Mauritius has conferred one of its highest honours, Grand Commander of the Order of the Star and the Key of the Indian Ocean (GCSK), on Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed. President of Mauritius Anerood Jugnauth presented the award to Mr. Nasheed.




TNAU bags Best Agri business Incubator award

The Business Planning and Development Unit of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University has received the Best Agri-Business Incubator award from the Network of Indian Agri-Business Incubators.





Gollapudi Srinivas award for ‘Peepli Live' director

Anusha Rizvi, director of ‘Peepli Live', has been chosen for the 14 th ‘Gollapudi Srinivas National Award' for the year 2010, from the Gollapudi Srinivas Memorial Foundation.





Best state association award

Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) conferred the prestigious ‘best state association' award on Andhra Pradesh Table Tennis Association (APTTA) in the annual general meeting held at New Delhi





BHEL awarded N and NPT certificates

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Tiruchi, has been awarded N and NPT certificates by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a professional body and engineering society.

The certification authorises BHEL to use N & NPT stamps for Nuclear vessels to Cl 1,2,3 requirements, piping systems to Cl 1,2,3 requirements, storage tanks to Cl 2&3 requirements , and Shop Assembly, Fabrication without design responsibility to Cl 1,2&3 requirements.





Rani Lakshmibai Award has been presented to Mrs. Pottabathini Padmavathi from Andhra Pradesh, who did not allow her disability to become and adversity and faced the challenge positively to learn music and become an established artist.






UNESCO award for Chowmahalla Palace

The prestigious UNESCO Asia Pacific Merit award for cultural heritage conservation will be presented to Chowmahalla Palace.

UNESCO representative Takahiko Makino will formally handover the plaque and certificate to Princess Esra, former wife and GPA holder of Prince Mukarram Jah Bahadur.





Indian Oil Corporation has bagged the best performance award at the 21 st national meet of forum of women in public sector. 

This award is meant to further add value to their contribution and empowerment and in turn reach out to the masses of less privileged women in bringing about awareness. Indian Oil has taken many initiatives to empower women at all levels in the hierarchy.





Celebrated play back singer Asha Bhonsle was conferred on the Honorary D.Litt. (Doctor of Letters) degree from the Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) in Nasik.





ANGRAU bags prestigious national award

The Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University has been awarded the second best performance State agricultural university for the year 2009-10 by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).





CIL bags international award

Coal India Limited (CIL) has bagged the ‘Century International Quality ERA Award (CQE)' in the Gold Category in recognition of its commitment to quality, leadership, technology and innovation. 

The awards were given by Business Initiative Directions (BID), a leading private organization focused on the quality mix plan. R Mohan Das, Director (Personnel & Industrial Relations), CIL, received the award in Geneva on March 7 on behalf of the company from Jose E. Prieto, President, BID.





Kannagi Award was bestowed upon Mrs Thagu Maya Bardewa from Sikkim, who has done great work helping people in distress, orphans, widows and destitute.





Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Award was awarded to Mrs. Monika S. Garg an officer of the 1989 batch of Indian Administrative service from Uttar Pradesh for her outstanding work for empowerment of women through promoting their participation in Government Programmes.





Yashwantrao Chavan Award for Mahasweta Devi

Bengali writer and activist Mahasweta Devi was conferred the Yashwantrao Chavan National Award 2010 for her contribution to national integration, democratic values and the socio-economic development of India.





Jet Airways bags award from Airfinance journal

Jet Airways has bagged the regional deal of the year award for 2010 from Airfinance journal. 

The award was for structuring an innovative operating lease for its six ATR aircraft under a deal with Calyon Bank, France, and Investec in London. Under this deal, the airline took delivery of six new ATR aircraft between October and December 2010. This is the second such award accorded to the airline by Airfinance journal.





Astangaratna award

Mattakkara Ramachandran Nair has been selected for the Astangaratna title, the government award for comprehensive contribution in Ayurveda treatment, for the year.





Rani Gaidinliu Zeliang Award to Mrs. Rathnamma from Karnataka, for her extensive work for awareness generation on child labour and eradication of dowry, early marriage, untouchability and sexual harassment.





Chameli Devi award for 2010

Shahina K.K., the Thiruvananthapuram correspondent of Open magazine, has been selected for the Chameli Devi Jain Award-2010 for outstanding woman media person.





Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has been given Russia's highest award, the Order of St Andrew, to mark his 80th birthday for his "enormous work as head of state".





Indian Oil Corporation has bagged the award for women empowerment

Indian Oil Corporation has bagged the best performance award at the 21st national meet of forum of women in public sector. 

This award is meant to further add value to their contribution and empowerment and in turn reach out to the masses of less privileged women in bringing about awareness.



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