Monday, March 28, 2022

Panel Discussion on "Women Empowerment" and "New Normal Education System" during Sansadratna Award 2022 event

During the post lunch session of Sansad Ratna Awards 2022 function,  two panel discussions were held.

Panel Discussion 1

 Panel discussion on women empowerment

(L to R: Priyadharshni Rahul, Gloria F Berbena. Srinivasa Prabhu and J Rajiv Choudhry)

The first panel discussion was on “women empowerment for a progressive society.  Ms Gloria F Berbena, Minister Counselor for Public Diplomacy,  Embassy of USA was the Key Speaker.  The other panelists were Shri Srinivasa Prabhu, Retired Joint Secretary, Lok Sabha and Shri J Rajiv Choudhry, Educationist.  Smt. Priyadharshni Rahul, Editor of PreSense moderated the discussion.  Please watch the interesting discussion.

The proceedings may be watched at

https://youtu.be/S2ae8LQ3j5s

 

Panel Discussion 2

Panel discussion on ‘New Normal in Education System – Post Covid effect

(L to R: Tarun Nangia, Prof. Dr C Rajkumar and Vikas Arora)

The second panel discussion was on ‘New Normal in Education System – Post Covid effect’.   Prof. Dr C Rajkumar, Vice Chancellor, OP Jindal Global University and Shri Vikas Arya, Secretary, DAV Group of Schools, Chennai were the panelists.  ‘Legally Speaking’ fame TV anchor Shri Tarun Nangia was the moderator.   Please watch this interesting discussion.

Please watch the proceedings at

https://youtu.be/yaY8MsUzZsM

Please download the March 2022 edition of PreSense for the full report


Important speeches of Chief guests - Sansad Ratna Awards 2022 function

speeches of Sushil Chandra, Arjun Ram Meghwal and Prime Point Srinivasan in Sansad Ratna Award 2022 event

Sansad Ratna Awards 2022 function was held on 26th March 2022 at New Maharashtra Sadan, New Delhi.  Shri Sushil Chandfa, Chief Election Commissioner of India was the Chief Guest.  Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, MoS, Parliamentary Affairs and Chairman of Jury Committee presided over the function.  K. Srinivasan, Founder and Chairman of Prime Point Foundation and Sansad Ratna Awards Committee gave a brief note about the Award.  

Please listen to the speech of Shri Sushil Chandra


Please listen to the Preasidential address of Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal


Welcome by Priyadharshni Rahul and Introductory Remarks by Prime Point Srinivasan


Please download the March 2022 edition of PreSense for the full report


eBook on 'Women empowerment' launched during Sansad Ratna 2022 Award event

 eBook on 'women empowerment' launched during Sansad Ratna Award 2022 event


(L to R: Priyadharshni Rahul, Prime Point Srinivasan, Hansraj G Ahir, Dr Heena Gavit, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Sushil Chandra, Dr M Veerappa Moily, NK Premachandran MP and Shrirang Appa Barne MP)

The theme of this year’s event was “Women Empowerment”.  Prime Point Foundation released an eBook titled ”Where Will and Way Meet”.  This book contains interviews of 13 women achievers narrating their experiences of how they braved the challenges.  Priyadharshni Rahul, Editor of PreSense conceptualised and compiled this book.  

This eBook was launched by Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon’ble MoS, Parliamentary Affairs.  The first copy was received by Dr Heena Gavit MP, Hon’ble Chairman of Standing Committee on Women Empowerment and Shri Sushil Chandra, Hon’ble Chief Election Commissioner of India.  

This eBook can be downloaded free of cost from the following link. 

http://www.prpoint.com/publication/women.pdf

Please watch the video of the eBook launch

https://youtu.be/yPqQa1fhUis 


Please download the March 2022 edition of PreSense for the full report


Sansad Ratna Awardees 2022 - Individuals and Standing Committees

Sansad Ratna 2022 (Individual Awards)

Individual Awards for Lok Sabha are based on Questions raised, introduction of Private Members Bills and participation in Debates (only initiated debates are considered with self-efforts). For Rajya Sabha, their performance in 2021 on the same parameters were considered.  For a retired Rajya Sabha Member, his overall performance in his full term is taken into account.

All the Awards were presented during the Sansad Ratna Award function held at Delhi on 26th March 2022.

Sansad Ratna Awardees 2022 - Individuals and Standing Committees

Sansad Ratna 2022 (Departmentally Related Standing Committees)

16 Lok Sabha Committees and 8 Rajya Sabha Committees are functioning as Departmentally Related Standing Committees (DRSCs).  Each Committee has 30 Members (20 from Lok Sabha and 10 from Rajya Sabha), besides the Chairman, drawn from all the parties.  The Members of the committees are appointed by the Speaker of Lok Sabha or the Chairman of Rajya Sabha. 

The Committees of the concerned Ministries consider Demands for Grants before they are discussed and voted  in the Parliament.  They also examine the Bills referred to them.  They can also take up any topic under the jurisdiction of the concerned Ministry and discuss.  They present the reports to the Parliament.  From 2018, Sansad Ratna Awards are presented to the Committees based on the sittings, reports presented. 

Sansad Ratna Awardees 2022 - Individuals and Standing Committees

 
Please download the March 2022 edition of PreSense for the full report



Three MPs get 'Sansad Vishisht Ratna 2002 Award' for Superior performance during Sansad Ratna 2022 event

(For sustained continuing super performance after getting Sansad Maha Ratna and/or after becoming Jury Member – Special Award by the Chairman of the Sansad Ratna Committee)

Three MPs get 'Sansad Vishisht Ratna 2002 Award'  doe Superior performance during Sansad Ratna 2022 event
Shri N K Premachandran MP (RSP, Kerla), Smt. Supriya Sule (NCP, Maharashtra) and Shri Shrirang Appa Barne (Shiv Sena, Maharashtra) were honoured with this Award.

The Awards were presented during the Sansad Ratna Award 2022 event held at Delhi on 26th March 2022

Please listen to the inspiring speech of Shri N K Premachandran

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4KIFXG9DYo

Please download the March 2022 edition of PreSense for the full report


Sunday, March 27, 2022

Dr M Veerappa Moily and Dr H V Hande honoured with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Lifetime Achievement Award during

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Lifetime Achievement Award 2022 

(This category is introduced for the first time this year to honour the veteran leaders.)

Dr M Veerappa Moily receiving Lifetime Achievement Award during Sansad Ratna 2022 function

Dr M Veerappa Moily, Former Chief Minister of Karnataka and Former Union Minister received the Lifetime Achievement Award 2022.  

Shri Sushil Chandra (Chief Election Commissioner of India), Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal (Hon’ble Mos Parliamentary Affairs) presented the Awards.  Shri Hansraj Ahir, Former MoS Home Affairs and Patron of Sansad Ratna Awards Committee (first from left) is looking on.  

Dr Veerappa Moily is a Senior leader of Indian National Congress.

Please listen to the informative acceptance speech by Dr Veerappa Moily.

https://youtu.be/wUtRZvqzcv4 

 

Dr H V Hande (95), Former Health Minister of Tamil Nadu and six times Legislator could not be present during the event due to his age.  On behalf of Dr Hande, the award was received by Shri Sridhar Raj, General Secretary of Sansad Ratna Awards Committee. 

On 28th March 2022, the Award was presented to Dr Hande at his residence at Chennai by the office bearers of Sansad Ratna Committee in the presence of political leaders of different parties, including Shri K Annamalai, President of BJP Tamil Nadu.  Dr Hande is a Senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. 

Dr H V Hande being presented with Lifetime Achievement Awartd at his Chennai residence

Please download the March 2022 edition of PreSense for the full report


 


12th Edition of Sansad Ratna Awards Function - March 2022 - A Brief Report

 12th edition of Sansad Ratna Awards - March 2022

12th Edition of Sansad Ratna Awards presentation ceremony was held on Saturday, 26th March 2022 at New Maharashtra Sadan, New Delhi.  Shri Sushil Chandra, Hon’ble Chief Election Commissioner of India and Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon’ble MoS Parliamentary Affairs and Chairman of Jury Committee presented the Awards.  9 Members of Parliament. 4 Standing Committee and 2 Veteran Leaders received the Awards. 

These Awards are presented on behalf of the Civil Society.  An eminent Jury Committee chaired by Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal (Hon’ble MoS Parliamentary Affairs) and Shri T S Krishnamurthy (Former Chief Election Commissioner of India) selected the Awardees based on the performance data provided by PRS India, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha websites.  

This initiative was started by Prime Point Foundation and eMagazine PreSense in 2009 on the suggestion of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam to honour the top performing Parliamentarians.  Till 2022, 86 Awards have been presented and all the Awardees have received the Awards in person.  

Award Winners 2022

12th Edition of Sansad Ratna Awards Function - March 2022 -  Awardees

Please watch the Presentation Ceremony

https://youtu.be/fcfvcvBd7MI


Sponsors and supporting partners for this event

Sansad Ratna Awards 2022 sponsors

Sansad Ratna organising Team 2022

Sansad RAtna Team 2022

Please download the March 2022 edition of PreSense for the full report


Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Sansad Ratna Awards 2022 announced - Press Release

 Sansad Ratna Awards 2022 announced

 Press Release

The Sansad Ratna Awardees for 2022 Announced

11 MPs, Four Parliamentary Committees and Two Veterans to be  Honoured

 

New Delhi, 22nd Feb 2022: The Jury Committee  of eminent Parliamentarians and civil society, chaired by Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal (Hon’ble MoS, Parliamentary Affairs) and           Co-Chaired by Shri T S Krishnamurthy (Former Chief Election Commissioner of India) has nominated  eight  and  three MPs respectively from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha   for the Sansad Ratna Awards 2022.  In addition,  four  Standing Committees and two veteran leaders have also been nominated  for special awards.

Lok Sabha

Smt. Supriya Sule (NCP, Maharashtra), Shri N K Premachandran (RSP, Kerala) and Shri Shrirang Appa Barne (Shiv Sena, Maharashtra) have been nominated for ‘Sansad Vishisht Ratna’ Award for their sustained outstanding performance. 

 Shri Bidyut Baran Mahato (BJP, Jharkhand), Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma (INC, Andaman & Nicobar Islands), Dr Heena Vijayakumar Gavit (BJP, Maharashtra), Saugata Roy (AITMC, West Bengal), Shri Sudhir Gupta (BJP, Madhya Pradesh) have been nominated for ‘Sansad Ratna Awards 2022’ for their performance in the 17th Lok Sabha  under various categories. 

According to K. Srinivasan, Founder Chairman of Prime Point Foundation and Sansad Ratna Awards Committee the nominations  have been made based on the cumulative  performance of the members from the beginning of 17th Lok Sabha till the end of Winter Session 2021.   He said the nomination  was based on the data provided by PRS India.

Rajya Sabha

Dr.  Amar Patnaik (BJD, Odisha) and  Dr.  Fauzia Tahseen Ahmed Khan (NCP, Maharashtra have been nominated for their performance in Rajya Sabha in 2021 under ‘Sitting Members’ category’.  Shri K K Ragesh (CPIM, Kerala) is nominated  for the Award under the ‘Retired Members in 2021’ category for his outstanding performance during his full term in Rajya Sabha. 

Standing Committees

The Departmentally Related Standing Committees (DRSC) in Parliament are performing exceedingly well and silently and contribute a lot.  Prime Point Foundation and eMagazine PreSense have been honouring the Standing committees since the last  five years, based on the subjects selected, sittings and reports presented.   The Jury Committee has selected  three Lok Sabha Committees and one Rajya Sabha Committee for the Award.  (1) Agriculture committee (Chairman: Shri P C Gaddi Goudar, BJP, Karnataka), (2) Finance Committee (Chairman – Shri Jayant Sinha, BJP, Jharkhand), (3) Labour Committee (Chairman – Shri Bhartruhari Mahtab, BJD, Odisha) and (4) Education Committee (Chairman – Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, BJP, Maharashtra) are nominated for Awards for their outstanding cumulative performance from the beginning of the 17th Lok Sabha till the end of Winter Session 2021.  Agriculture, Finance and Labour are Lok Sabha Committees and Education is the Rajya Sabha Committee.

Lifetime Achievement Award

From this year, Prime Point Foundation and PreSense will be introducing a new category to honour the veteran leaders for their contribution to Indian politics and people of India. The Jury Committee has nominated Dr HV Hande (Age 94 - Senior BJP leader, Tamil Nadu) and Dr  M.  Veerappa Moily (Age 82 - Senior Congress leader, Karnataka) for this award.

About Sansad Ratna Award

Sansad Ratna Award was instituted on the suggestion of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam to honour the top performing Parliamentarians.  The first award function was held in 2010 at Chennai and Dr Abdul Kalam himself launched the initiative.  Till now, 75 top performing Parliamentarians have been honoured.  12th Edition of Award function will be held on Saturday, 26th March 2022 at Delhi.

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Press Released issued by Priyadharshni Rahul, President of Sansad Ratna Awards Committee.

www.sansadratna.in |  sansadratna@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 


Monday, July 5, 2021

eBooks of select Parliamentary speeches of outstanding MPs released

 eBooks of select Parliamentary speeches of outstanding MPs released

eBooks of select Parliamentary speeches of outstanding MPs released

Media should highlight positive aspects of developments in the country – Dr M Veerappa Moily

New Delhi, July 5, 2021

In a virtual meeting  organized  by Prime Point Foundation to mark their 21st Anniversary,  two  eBooks of select  speeches of  former MPs Dr S K Karventhan and S S Ramasubbu,  were released by former MOS Home Hansraj Ahir and former Karnataka Chief Minister Dr Veerappa Moily, who was also a union minister of important portfolios in the Congress government.  Arjun Ram Meghwal, MoS Parliamentary Affairs was also present. Dr S K Kharventhan and S S Ramasubbu were the outstanding Parliamentarians and recipients of Sansad Ratna Awards of 14th and 15th Lok Sabha respectively. 

Dr Veerappa Moily appealed to Media  and MPs  to  highlight the positive aspects of developments in the country that made people feel secure and safe. In  this context, he said the Prime Point Foundation was doing yeoman service by recognizing the good work done by MPs and awarding them the Sansad Ratna awards for their good performance in Parliament,

 Dr Moily appreciated the work of both MPs Karventhan and Ramasubbu,  who had done great work for their constituencies and the e books would serve as role models for the young generation of MPs and political science students.

Mr Hansraj Ahir, while releasing the ebook containing the speeches of Dr Kharventhan , said the foundation had done great work by bringing out and highlighting the works of MPs in the House.  He said that Parliament provided ample opportunities for any MP to raise the constituency issues and get them resolved. 

Arjun Ram Meghwal, in whose presence these ebooks were released suggested that Prime Point Foundation can bring out a volume containing the select speeches of 75 great leaders from the first Lok Sabha till the current one, by 15th August 2022,  to mark the celebration of 75th Independence Day. 

K. Srinivasan, Founder Chairman of Prime Point Foundation agreed to the suggestion of Arjun Ram Meghwal and also said that they would bring out 8 ebooks containing the select Parliamentary speeches of Anandrao Adsul (Shiv Sena), Hansraj Ahir (BJP), Arjun Ram Meghwal (BJP), Bhartruhari Mahtab (BJD), Shrirang Appa Barne (Shiv Sena), Supriya Sule (NCP), Dr Veerappa Moily (Cong) and N K Premachandran (RSP) next month on the Independence Day.  All these 8 Parliamentarians are Sansad Ratna Awardees for their outstanding performance.

Sansad Ratna Awards are presented to top performing Parliamentarians every year after the Budget Session, based on the performance data provided by PRS India and Lok Sabha Secretariat. The Award was instituted on the suggestion given by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, who himself launched the first Award event in May 2010.  Till 2021, 75 Awards have been presented. The awardees are selected by a Jury committee of eminent Parliamentarians through a transparent process.

The Jury Committee for the current 17th Lok Sabha is headed by Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal (MoS, Parliamentary Affairs) with Shri N K Premachandran (Kerala) and Shri Shrirang Appa Barne (Maharashtra) as members.  The Jury Committee Members themselves are the outstanding Parliamentarians and Sansad Ratna Awardees.

Sansad Ratna Awards and Next Gen Political Leaders are the initiatives of Prime Point Foundation to honour the outstanding Parliamentarians and also to develop future political leader.

The ebooks can be downloaded from www.sansadratna.in

Dr S K Kharventhan : http://www.prpoint.com/publication/skk14.pdf

S S Ramasubbu : http://www.prpoint.com/publication/ssr15.pdf

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