President of India Presents 18th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence

President of India Presents 18th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence

Published : Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 17:33 PM

President of India Presents 18th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics & Management-2017 

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2017 to Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak at Rashtrapati Bhavan on October 10, 2017. 

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak

The President said that the occasion revived the memories of our former Prime Minister, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri. He was an exceptional leader who believed in simple living and gave the slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’. He asserted that Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak was the most deserving person for an award named after Shri Shastri. His contribution towards eradicating the practice of manual scavenging has been eminent. The Mayor of New York had declared April 14, 2016 as the ‘Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak International Day’ keeping in mind this contribution made by Dr. Pathak. He also received the Padma Bhushan in 1991. 

 Revolutionary Changes

The President mentioned Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak’s notable contribution for making revolutionary changes in society and implemented the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, Baba Saheb Ambedkar and Lal Bahadur Shastri.

Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management

The President complimented Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management for honouring people who have made such valuable contributions. 

The Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, set up in Delhi in 1995, has instituted the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management. Each year, the award honours an Indian who is an exceptionally outstanding and distinguished business leader, management practitioner, public administrator, educator or institution builder for his/her sustained individual contributions and achievements. 

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak is the founder of Sulabh International and has developed and implemented, on a pan India scale, a low cost and appropriate toilet technology popularly known as the Sulabh Shauchalaya system. 

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