Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award in Public Administration

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The President Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2017 to Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Bindeshwar Pathak is an Indian sociologist. He is the founder of Sulabh International, an India-based social service organization which works to promote human rights, environmental sanitation, non-conventional sources of energy, waste management and social reforms through education.

He is the Brand Ambassador for Swachh Rail Mission of Indian Railways. His work is considered pioneering in social reform, especially in the field of sanitation and hygiene. He received various national and international awards for his work with this organization.

The Mayor of New York had declared April 14, 2016 as the ‘Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak International Day’ keeping in mind this contribution made by Dr. Pathak. He also received the Padma Bhushan in 1991.

The Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, set up in Delhi in 1995, has instituted the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management.

The award was started in 1999. This consists of a cash award of 500,000 rupees plus a citation and a plaque.

Previous List of Winners:

Year 2016: Shri Gopalkrishna Gandhi
Year 2015: Dr. Prannoy Roy
Year 2014 : A. S. Pillai,
Year 2013 : Dr. Rajendra Achyut Badwe
Year 2012 : Smt. Tessy Thomas
Year 2011 : Prof. Yash Pal
Year 2010 : Smt. Aruna Roy
Year 2009 : Shri Sunil Bharti Mittal
Year 2008 : Dr. E. Sreedharan
Year 2006 : Dr. M. S. Swaminathan
Year 2005 : Dr.Naresh Trehan
Year 2004 : Dr. C.P. Srivastava
Year 2003 : Smt. Ela Ramesh Bhatt
Year 2002 : Dr. R.A. Mashelkar
Year 2001 : Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy
Year 2000 : Mr. Sam Pitroda
Year 1999 : Prof. C.K. Prahalad

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