Four MPs honoured with 'Sansad
Ratna Award 2012'
Foundation, Chennai every year honours the top performing
Parliamentarians during April / May for their performance till
the end of Part I of Budget Session of that year.
3rd Annual Awards
function was held at Indian Institute of Technology-Madras on
Saturday the 14th April 2012, to honour the following four MPs
with 'Sansad Ratna Award'. Details of the individual performance
is given in our earlier posting.
1. Mr Anandrao
Vithoba Adsul, Shiv Sena MP from Amravati, Maharashtra
2. Mr Hansraj
Gangaram Ahir, BJP MP from Chandrapur, Maharastra
3. Mr S S Ramasubbu,
Cong MP from Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu
4. Mr Arjun Ram
Meghwal, BJP MP from Bikaner, Rajasthan
The Sansad Ratna Awards-2012 were presented by Mr Gopalkrishna
Gandhi, Former Governor of West Bengal (grand son of Mahatma
Gandhi), in the presence of Mr Era Sezhiyan, veteran
Parliamentarian and Dr Bhaskar Ramamurthy, Director of IIT-M.
Mr Anandrao Adsul
and Mr Hansraj Gangaram Ahir could not be physically be present
to receive the Awards. However they interacted with the audience
through 'mobile' from their place.
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
had given an exclusive message for this function, which was
recorded on 10th April 2012. This video was screened for the
benefit of the audience. In his message, Dr Abdul Kalam
suggested the politicians to become 'role models' by undertaking
'inspiring action'. He said, that would further inspire the
youth to take up politics and governance.
After presenting the
Awards, Mr Gopalkrishna Gandhi , in his inspiring and poetic
speech, appealed to every one not to slander the Parliament. He
said, it would amount to slandering ourselves. He also quoted
that there were various acts enacted by the Parliament to
prevent dowry, untouchability, etc. Still, the society violated
such acts and followed their own practises.
A National Seminar
on 'Youth in Politics and Governance - Challenges and
Opportunities' was held earlier with Mr S S Ramasubbu MP, Mr
Arjun Ram Meghwal MP and Mr R Bhagwan Singh, Executive Editor of
Deccan Chronicle as panelists. This panel discussed encouraged
the educated and service minded youth to enter into politics to
take forward the wheels of the nation.
There was another
panel discussion in the evening to discuss the 'Role of Civil
Society'. Ms Jothimani (Cong), Ms Vanati Srinivasan (BJP), Ms
Revathy (CPM), Ms Ajitha Karthikeyan (Political journalist) and
Ms Bhavana Upadyaya (Social activist) as panelists. This panel
discussed the various issues that are preventing the youth to
enter into politics.
The purpose of this
seminar is to discourage the 'cynical' attitude of the society
against 'politics as an institution' and to applaud good
politicians, who are running the country. This seminar was
organised jointly Prime Point Foundation and Humanities and
Social Science Department of IIT, Madras.
The event was
anchored by Sneha Gore and Bhanu Gomes.
Indian Overseas Bank supported this event as main sponsors.
Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Bank of Maharashtra, UCO Bank
and Corporation Bank also supported this event. Good Relations
india was the PR Partner for this event
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