The second edition of Indian Achievers Award was organized on 17th January 2023 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Sh Anurag Thakur, Hon’ble Minister of Information, Broadcasting and Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports. The Eminent Jury of the award function was being headed by Hon'ble Justice KG Balakrishnan (Former Chief Justice of India & Former Chairman, NHRC) & other Former Supreme Court Judges. Other jury members include Former IAS & IFS officers along with Veteran Journalists.
The recipients of the Indian Achievers Award were Param Vir Chakra Subedar Major Sanjay Kumar, Indian Field Hockey Player Late Major Dhyan Chand, Film Actress Shruti Hassan, Chairman & MD of T-Series Bhushan Kumar, Film Actor Darshan Kumar, Indian Journalist & Padma Shri Alok Mehta, Indian Professional Boxer Vijender Singh, Indian Paralympian Devendra Jhajharia, Indian Olympic Athlete & Padma Shri Sudha Singh, National Paralympic Coach Satyanarayana, IPS Yashasvi Yadav, Ravi Bhatnagar, Subodh Gupta, CA Pawan Kumar Patodia, Dr Seema Singh, Astrologer Dr Sohini Sastri, Founder & CEO of 5ire Pratik Gauri, Chandan Parashar, Serial Entrepreneur Manasvi Singh, Dr Nikhilesh Tiwari, Dr Tanuj Bhatia, Dr Bipin Kumar Sule, R Vishnu Prassad, Meenal Goswamy, Dr Sankalp Jain, Anil Singh Chandel, Prachi Garg, Bala V Kutti, Dr Sanjay B Chordiya, Dr Roy CJ, and Unison Insurance Broking Service Pvt. Ltd.
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Sh Anurag Thakur in his speech said, “Indian Achievers Award is a special award but people like Subedar Major Sanjay Kumar made this award very special as he has been serving the nation on the borders for a long time. I have a special connect with the Indian army as I also come from a family of people serving the Indian army. I, myself is a Captain in the 124 Sikh regiment, in the Territorial Army.” Talking about Major Dhyan Chand, he said, “Most of us were not even born when Major Dhyan Chand brought Olympic glory to India. He was the one who brought three consecutive Olympic Gold medals for India in 1928, 1932 and 1936. Today, we are blessed enough to have a Prime Minister who is a true sports lover and sports promoter. The initiatives like Khelo India have been undertaken to promote new sportsmen.” He further added that, “Today, our perception towards para athletes has changed because Prime Minister Modi has given them the respect they deserve and they are being seen as any other athletes, which has helped them grow as sportsperson. While on one hand we have young achievers in various fields who have achieved a lot, some others may have done less but the process of appreciation of these people is truly special. Today the Padma Award is not given by recommendation but it is given to those who are working on ground level and serving the society which has changed its identity. I want to congratulate all the achievers on this special occasion and hope many more get inspired by this.”
Justice KG Balakrishnan in his speech said that the Indian Achievers Award is a special award as it recognises the efforts and dedication of citizens who come forward to serve the nation in various domains. He also said that it also motivates others to come forward and work for the society. People like Subedar Major Sanjay Kumar and Major Dhyan Chand are huge inspirations for the society as they have served the nation at the highest level. Others also deserve special applause for their efforts.
Mr Nandan Jha praised the efforts of all the awardees and shed light on the importance of presenting the Indian Achievers Award to people from different fields. He said that it is a special occasion and we have gathered here to felicitate the awardees who have done exceptional job in various domains like Healthcare, Education, Entrepreneurship, Social Activism and Unity. He added, “It requires special effort, be it in any field to get recognized for your services and these people have been special as they have worked so hard and made the nation proud. We need to recognize and promote the valiant efforts of such exceptional achievers of the society.”
Justice Gyan Sudha Misra is her speech emphasized on the fact that any service to the nation be appreciated and Indian Achievers Award truly lives up to its name and recognizes the citizens who have done an amazing job for the nation. She added people like Subedar Major Sanjay Kumar and Major Dhyan Chand have been our national heroes and we need to recognize their legacy. Apart from them, other major achievers have done commendable job in their respective fields.
About Indian Achievers Award
Indian Achievers Award is a prestigious Indian National Award for acknowledging and recognizing the efforts and dedication of citizens who come forward to serve the nation in various domains like Healthcare, Education, Entrepreneurship, Social Activism and Unity. These awards are organized by Power Corridors, which is a monthly national news magazine. These awards are annually organized and are presented by a leading political figure like Union Minister for Health, Union Minister for Education, Union Minister for Defense or any of the Union Ministers from Prime Minister’s Cabinet.
The magazine Power Corridors is a monthly national news magazine, published in English that gives in-depth analysis and coverage of political, Geo-strategy, Business, Economy and Social issues, the stories are published by top notch writers and subject experts of India. Power Corridors is owned by Interactive Forum on Indian Economy (IFIE), which is a Government of India recognized non-profitable company (80G, 12A, 8A compliant), dedicated for the development & welfare of underprivileged women and children belonging to rural India.
The first edition of Indian Achievers Award was organized in 2019 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi with the then Hon’ble Union Minister for HRD Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal as Chief Guest and the ceremony included other distinguished guests like Justice K. G. Balakrishnan (Former Chief Justice of India & Former Chairman NHRC India), Swami Avdheshanand Giriji (Junapeethadhishwar Acharya Mahamandaleshwar), Justice Gyan Sudha Misra (Former Supreme Court Jugde of India), Murli Manohar Joshi (Former Union Minister for HRD), Hemant Soren (CM of Jharkhand), Anurag Thakur (Union Minister for Broadcasting and Information and Youth Affairs & Sports), Shilpa Shetty Kundra (Indian Film Actress) and many more.