D.R. Mehta, the founder of world’s largest organisation which provides free artificial fitments to the handicapped, received a lifetime contribution award for “revolutionising healthcare for the physically disabled in India”.
Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons, MP and Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh and former Cabinet Secretary B.K. Chaturvedi were among those present on the occasion.
Other awardees with “exceptional contributions” include Nagpur DCP Harssh Poddar for Crime Prevention, Income Tax (Systems) Commissioner Ramesh Krishnamurthi for modernising filing of ITRs, Ubagarampillai Sagayam for his battle against mining mafia, and USCL Chairman Manish Singh for transforming Indore into the cleanest city of India.