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The MIT School of Government and MAEER’s Group of Institutes presented the Bharat Asmita National Awards for the year 2015-16 at MIT campus, Kothrud, on February 3. The ceremony is an annual affair to encourage, inspire and applaud excellence in the fields of management, mass awakening and nation building through Indian Parliamentary Practices.
This year’s ceremony was a grand affair owing to the 75th birthday of Prof. Dr. Vishwanath Karad, founder president of MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions, Pune (MIT). Prof. Dr. Ashish Nanda, director of Indian Institute of Management, was bestowed with the Acharya Shreshtha award for Best Teacher in Management.
The Bharat Jana Pratinidhi Shreshtha Award was received by Union MoS Home Kiren Rijiju for being the best young exponent of parliamentary practices. In his short speech, he stressed upon the importance of politics and the stage it offers to people.
Milind Kamble, founder, chairman of Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was presented the Jana Jagaran Shreshtha award for public awakening. “Dalit entrepreneurs need to be encourged so they can provide jobs,” he said. Dr. Madhav Gadgil, an eminent environmentalist, was conferred with the Vigyaan-Tantragyaan Shreshtha award for the best use of science and technology through innovation.