Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari presented the "Capital Foundation Awards" instituted by Capital Foundation Society to many distinguished persons at a function here today.
Vice President Ansari presented Capital Foundation Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer Award to Union Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences S. Jaipal Reddy in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Science, Technology and Public Service.
He presented Capital Foundation Award to Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha,
Arun Jaitley, in recognition of his contribution as an outstanding parliamentarian. He also presented Capital Foundation's Justice P.N. Bhagwati Award to Dr. Lalit Bhasin in recognition of his outstanding contribution to human rights and legal education; and Capital Foundation's Justice Kuldip Singh Award to Vijay Panjwani in recognition of his outstanding contribution to environmental protection.
Besides these, Vice President Ansari also presented Capital Foundation Awards in different categories to Dr. Justice K. Narayana Kurup, former Judge High Court of Kerala for public health and anti-smoking campaign; Manjit Singh for Punjabi language, culture and tradition; Lt. General Syed Ata Hasnain for military services and leadership; Major General Dr. Naresh Chandra Arora for orthopaedics ; and M.G. Arora for law publications.
He congratulated all awardees for their exemplary works. (ANI)