New Delhi, October 18: At a glittering ceremony held in the Kamani Audiotorium in New Delhi, Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh Working President Rev Dr Enos Das Pradhan was honoured as a Visionary of Excellence 2012 by the Lakshya Bhartee Foundation on October 17, 2102.
Rev Dr Pradhan, cited by the Foundation for his excellent work in community development, received the award from the hands of chief guests, Shri Alok Petri, IAS, (Advisor, Union Ministry of Coal) and Smt Stuti Kacker, IAS (Secretary, Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment). He was commended for his immense role in social welfare, starting from the time he founded the Nepali Girls Social Service Centre, a childcare programme in Darjeeling, to his role in education and children and women’s welfare in the Church of North India.
It may be recalled that Rev Dr Pradhan had also been awarded the Best Citizen of India in 2010 by a global organisation, the International Publishing House.
On receiving the award, Rev Dr Pradhan said, “As an individual I am humbled to be seen as a Visionary of Excellence, but as a Gorkha, I am proud to have represented our community among people from different communities and states of India.”
The Lakshya Bharatee Foundation is an NGO involved in social activities and also runs the LBFIIHM, a premier institute of hospitality management, in New Delhi. It has held polio eradication camps in Kalahandi district of Orissa, several health camps in various parts of the country as well as capacity building programmes. Currently at the LBFIIHM premises, the Foundation runs the Delhi Government’s scheme to teach life-skills to BPL families and is training 150 young boys and girls for eventual placement in the hospitality industry.
Others honoured at the function on Wednesday included Dr Piyush Ranjan Rout of Bhubaneswar, Orissa, for excellent work in urban local governance, Dr AR Sharma of Punjab, an industrialist, for business excellence, Dr JS Sekhon of Ludhiana, a cancer specialist, for excellence in reaching healthcare to people, Shri Ghulam Mustafa from Ladakh for excellence in the hospitality industry, Shri Sanjeev Jaiswal, IAS, for public service and Shri Sai Manohar, IPS, for outstanding contribution to maintainance of law and order.
Earlier winners of the award include one of the foremost cardiac specialists of India, Dr Devi Shetty of the Narayana Hrudalaya of Bangalore, and Olympic badminton bronze medalist Saina Nehwal.
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