Shri Verma, MD-UGVCL
receives 'Rastriya Gaurav Award'………..
Shri A. K. Verma, IFS Managing
Director of Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Ltd., Gujarat received the
prestigious 'RASHTRIYA GAURAV AWARD' at a glittering function
organized at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on 7th January, 2010.
The Award was conferred upon by Shri Bhisma Narayan Singh, former
Governor of north eastern states and Tamil Nadu. Shri GVG Krishnamurthy,
former Chief Election Commissioner and General Ajay Singh, former
Governor of Assam also blessed the occasion. Shri Verma has been
awarded for outstanding services, achievements and contributions
to the public service. Delhi based NGO India International Friendship
Society (IIFS) has been organizing the awards since long.
These awards are given to
successful and meritorious Indian personalities in various fields
like science and technology, education, industry, fine arts, politics
and social works, in lieu of the yeoman services rendered with
excellence in their respective field. IIFS recognized Shri Verma's
contribution to forestry and environment, tribal development and
power sector. He has been advising Government of India on international
environmental issues particularly those pertaining to Commission
of Sustainable Development (CSD) and United Nations Convention
on Combating Deserts and Desertification (UNCCD) since last six
years. His role in designing Van Bandhu Yojana of Gujarat and
improving overall performance of UGVCL also has been considered.
IIFS praised his contribution and termed his fight in life as
a worthy example to inspire others towards certain remarkable
This year, Awards were given
to sixty six persons in the country from different walks of life
including orthopedic surgery, teaching, mathematics, scientific
research instrumentation, environmental studies, distant education,
physics, veterinary sciences, applied chemistry, social work,
trade union, and public service, etc.
The illustrious past recipients
of Award include: Beatified Mother Teresa, former Vice President
B D Jatti, Governor Justice M Fatima Beevi, Gen. G V Krishna Rao,
former Air-Chief Marshal N C Suri, former Chief Election Commissioner
GVG Krishnamurthy, Union Minister Veerapa Moily, former Director
of CBI Joginder Singh, Finance Minister of Gujarat Vajubhai Vala,
renowned cardiologist Dr. Naresh Trehan, playback singer S P Balasbramaniam,
educationist Dr. Abid Hussain, sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
, cricketer Sunil Gavaskar among many others.