PUNE, Sep 15: Physiotherapist Dr Ali Irani, Educationist and Social Crusader Pt Shankarprasad Agnihotri, Media Strategist and Early Childhood Content creator Shobha Kapoor, Architect Imran Sheikh, Wing Commander (Retired) Ashok Kumar Saraf and Sculptor Tsering Gurmet are the six eminent people whose names have been announced for the Kargil Gaurav National Award 2022 for their outstanding contribution to various fields.
Moreover, 100 local people will also be honoured for providing support to the Indian Army during Kargil War. The award presentation and felicitation will take place on Sunday (September 19). This was announced by Dr Shailesh Pagariya of Sarhad and Mohammad Ali (president, AKTTA), Syed Mehraj ud Din Shah (District Kargil Olympic Association, Ladakh) and Vaibhav Wagh of Sarhad, in a handout issued today.
Chief Executive Councillor (CEC), Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Feroz Ahmed Khan and Advisor to Governor (Ladakh) Umang Narula will present the award to the recipients. The award consists of a memento and a citation. The award is instituted by NGO Sarhad.
Apart from this, 100 people from the region, including police personnel, jawans, helpers and others, who helped the Indian Army during the Kargil War and still provide support to Indian Army officers and soldiers, will also be felicitated with an appreciation certificate and the ‘EkIndia’, the world’s first commitment ring.
The ring is infused with the glorious soils collected from various parts of India. It has ‘Bharat’ embossed in rich gold to re-instill the confidence to preserve India’s ancient identity as ‘Sone ki Chidiya’. It is made of pure silver symbolizing the purity of the vision and is adorned with a real diamond that says: ‘You are the Diamond’.
Giving a brief introduction of the Kargil Gaurav National Award 2022 recipients, Dr Pagariya and others said that Pt Agnihotri has made impactful contributions to various fields including Education, Agriculture, Literature, Culture and Spirituality while Shobha Kapoor through her vast experience of over 15 years is driving the change in the educational paradigm and putting children at the center of development.
Physiotherapist Dr Ali Irani has been giving healing touch by reducing chances of injury and raising the chances of recovery of his countless patients whereas Imran Shaikh– an accomplished architect is laying strong foundations for the country with his design concepts, architectural skills and creative vision.