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Former Presidents APJ Abdul Kalam and Shankar DayalSharma, late Prime Minister RajivGandhi, late Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, the former head of Ramkrishna Math and MissionSwami Ranganathananda,musician MS Subulakshmi, Aruna Asaf Ali, PN Haksar, Acharya ShreeTulsi Ji, Bishambar Nath Parideand Natwar Thakkar are among theother awardees. The awardinstituted in the name of late IndiraGandhi is given in recognition tooutstanding contribution to thiscause by individuals or institutions.
Haryana Government instituted Awards toFelicitate Women
Haryana government on 18September 2012 instituted four state-level awards to felicitatewomen who have doneoutstanding work in different fields.Three of the awards include IndiraGandhi Mahila Shakti Award,Kalpna Chawla Shaurya Award andBahin Shano Devi Panchayti Raj Award. The fourth award comprisesof two awards, Life time Achievers Award and Women Outstanding Achievers Award. These awardswould come into effect from thecurrent financial year 2012-13.Indira Gandhi Mahila Shakti Award, would be given to thewomen who has done exemplarywork in rehabilitation of destitutewomen and children, widows,victims of atrocities and conflictdisabled women and children,aged women.Kalpna Chawla Shaurya Award named after astronautKalpna Chawla, would be given tothose who perform acts of braveryand meritorious services. Theaward would carry a cash prize of 51000 rupees and a citation.Life Time Achievement Award would given to woman of 60years of age or above, who hasexcelled in administrative skills,career or profession, leadershipquality, courage and creative work.It would carry a cash prize of Rs21,000 and a citation and a shawl.
Aung San Suu Kyi got US Congress Highest Honour
The Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi received, the USCongress highest Civilian Honour at a ceremony organized in theCapitol Rotunda on 19September 2012, beforeher meet with the USpresident Barack Obama.Before her, the recipient of this award includesGeorge Washington,Pope John Paul II andDalai Lama-the TibetanBuddhist Leader. Duringher 15 year long house arrest against the military rule in Myanmar, shereceived the Congressional Gold Medal in 2008.
Virat Kohli became theICC ODI Cricketer of theYear
The Vice-Captain of IndianCricket team, Virat Kohli wasnamed as the ODI Cricketer of theyear at ICC Awards Function heldat Colombo, Sri Lanka on 15September 2012. He was pickedahead in the competition fromMahendra Singh Dhoni, Kumar Sangakkara and Lasith Malinga. Hewas awarded with this title for scoring 1733 runs in 31 matchesat an average of 66.65, whichincluded eight centuries and sixhalf-centuries. During this periodof consideration for the title, hescored his career best of 183 runsin 148 balls against Pakistan in Asia Cup.Other players awarded atthe award function were1.Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)- The ICC Cricketer of the year,ICC Test Cricketer of the Year and the People`s Choice Award2.Richard Levi (South Africa) - TheICC Twenty20 InternationalPerformance of the Year 3.Daniel Vettori (New Zealand) -The Spirit of Cricket Award4.Sunil Narine (West Indies) - TheEmerging Cricketer of the Year 5.Stafanie Taylor (West Indies) -The Women`s ODI Cricketer of the Year 6. Sarah Taylor (England) -Women`s T20 Cricketer of theYear 7.George Dockrell (Ireland)- Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year
KC Abraham awardedwith Business ExcellenceAward
Managing Director of Kunnath Pharmaceuticals and theproducer of world famous MusliPower X-tra won SwitzerlandBusiness Excellence Award 2012on 8 September 2012 at Zurich,Switzerland. He got shortlisted for the award because of his visionaryleadership skill, hard workingnature and dedication. The awardhas helped Kunnath Pharmaceutical to become a name of rapport across the nation.