Najma, 4 other MPs get Outstanding Parliamentarian Award

By India News Stream Staff

Aug 01, 2018

New Delhi:Former Rajya Sabha Member Dr. Najma A Heptulla, present Rajya Sabha member Ghulam Nabi Azad, and Lok Sabha Members Dinesh Trivedi, Hukum Narayan Yadav and Bhartruhari Mehtab were today honoured with Outstanding Parliamentarian Award .

They received the honour from President Ram Nath Kovind at a function in the Central Hall of Parliament, which was also attended by Vice-President and Chairman, Rajya Sabha M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Speaker Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan and other distinguished figures.

Ms Hheptullah got the Award for 2013, Yadav for 2014, Azad for 2015, Trivedi for 2016 and Mehtab for 2017.

The President in his speech on the occasion said that as parliamentarians, each one of them had added value to the proceedings of the House, and they had done so while maintaining the dignity of Parliament, using their knowledge and wisdom. He emphasized that dignity in discussion and debate, wit and repartee – these qualities in members of Parliament are inspirational for our young people.

Kovind said MPs are not just representatives of a particular party or constituency, they are the trustees of our constitutional ideas, which was the reason the people, especially the poor and the underprivileged, look upon their representatives with great expectations.

The Vice-President in his remark said that conferring of awards on five finest parliamentarians would motivate not only the other members of Parliament but also the members of State Legislatures to set new benchmarks of exemplary parliamentary performance and conduct.

He hoped that this occasion would provide an opportunity for some introspection on the issue of disruption of the proceedings of the House, which has created a negative perception about the members and the functioning of the parliamentary institutions.

Congratulating the awardees, the Prime Minister said that members of Parliament come from the grassroots and are connected with the common people, so they should have sufficient opportunity to articulate their views so that the government is forced to accord priority to their ideas.

The voice of the people belonging to even the far-flung areas – villages and forests – should reach the government through MPs in such a way that the government becomes duty bound to incorporate the aspirations of the people in its plans and programmes.

Modi expressed concern that disruptions and din in Parliament harms not only the work of elected representatives but also are a great loss to the nation.

In her welcome address, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that Outstanding Parliamentarian Award instituted by Indian Parliamentary Group (IPG) is being conferred on such Members of Parliament as have set high standards of parliamentary traditions and conduct as legislators. She noted with happiness that the five eminent parliamentarians were being included in this list of the distinguished members have left an indelible mark on the proceedings of this sacrosanct institution.

Mahajan said that democratic system is the most refined form of governance wherein discussions, debates and dissent nurture democracy. She, however, emphasised that debate and discussion should be within the ”Lakshmanrekha” of accepted norms and dignity of Parliament.

In their acceptance speeches, the five awardees recounted their political journey and thanked IPG for having selected them for the coveted award.

Secretary-General, Lok Sabha Snehlata Shrivastava read the citations of the awardees.

The Outstanding Parliamentarians Award is a recognition conferred upon the finest parliamentarians for their constructive and meaningful contribution in the parliamentary process, upholding the dignity of the House and setting exemplary precedents.

In 1992, the Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant Memorial Society took the initiative to honour such parliamentarians for their exemplary service to our parliamentary democracy. From 1995 onwards, the Indian Parliamentary Group (IPG) started conferring the ‘Outstanding Parliamentarian Award’ every year to a sitting member of Parliament on the recommendation of an Award Committee and approval of the Executive Committee of the Indian Parliamentary Group.

100 FIRs, 6 arrested for pasting posters against PM across Delhi

New Delhi: Delhi Police have arrested six men while 100 FIRs have been registered in connection with the posters against Prime Minister Narendra Modi which were found pasted on the...

Fugitive Amritpal escaped on bike after changing clothes in gurdwara: Police

Chandigarh: Explaining how fugitive and Khalistan ideologue Amritpal Singh is still absconding while over 150 people have been arrested in connection with the March 18 crackdown, Punjab Police's Inspector General...

Honour killing: Man strangles daughter to death

Kanpur : In an apparent case of honour killing, a man strangled his minor daughter to death using a data cable in the presence of his son. He had sent...

WB teachers’ scam: After 40 hours of search operation, ED arrests promoter Ayan Shil

Kolkata: After around 40 hours of marathon raid and search operations, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has finally arrested private real-estate promoter Ayan Shil in connection with the multi-crore scam in...

Porn clip played at Patna railway station for 3 mins

Patna: Hundreds of passengers waiting to board trains at the Patna railway station faced an awkward situation when a porn clip played at all the TV screens installed across the...

Explained: How Amritpal Singh became Leading Khalistani voice?

The story so far: Sikh separatist Amritpal Singh has been on the run for the last two days amid a crackdown on him. Punjab Police has declared him a ‘fugitive’...

Delhi Police at Rahul’s house for details on ‘sexual harassment’ of women

New Delhi: A team of Delhi Police led by senior police officials on Sunday reached the residence of Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to record his statement in connection with his...

Delhi court directs police to register FIR against Supertech

New Delhi: The Saket Court has directed Delhi Police to lodge an FIR against the real-estate major Supertech while hearing a complaint of a man whose possession of the flat...

YouTuber surrenders in Bihar over fake videos of migrants attacked in TN

Patna: After facing heat from the Bihar Police, infamous YouTuber Manish Kashyap, who is accused of spreading rumours about attacks on Bihar migrant labourers in Tamil Nadu, surrendered before the...

Baby dies in mother’s womb after doc refuses C-section surgery without paying Rs 10K bribe in K’taka

Yadgir (Karnataka): In a shocking incident, a baby died in mother's womb as the doctor refused to perform a C-Section surgery until the family paid Rs 10,000 bribe to her...

WB teacher scam: Actor Bonny Sengupta returns Rs 40L taken from Kuntal Ghosh to ED

Kolkata: Tollywood actor Bonny Sengupta aka Anupriyo Sengupta has returned Rs 40 lakh to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) that he took from expelled youth Trinamool Congress leader Kuntal Ghosh, who...

Sisodia is main accused in CBI’s snooping case FIR

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has made former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia as the accused number one in the snooping case. Apart from Sisodia, the...

Read Previous

SC orders attachment of all bank accounts of 40 firms of Amrapali group

Read Next

Mamata meets Sonia, opposition leaders to stitch anti-BJP alliance for 2019 polls

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By :