Awards and Honours

6th   NTR  Literary Award for Tamil Writer Ashoka Mitran         

Noted Tamil Writer Ashokamitran, Known for his novel Thanneer and other works was declared the recipient of the 6th NTR National Literary Award on 4 May 2012. The award is sheduled to be presented on 28 May 2012. The writer was born in Secunderabad and was closest to Telugu Culture, languages and people.

Miss India World Awarded With Kalpana Chawla Excellence Award  

Actress Sushma Seth and Miss India World Vinya Mishra were awarded with Kalpana Chawla Excellence award on 6 May 2012 at MavlankarAuditorium, New Delhi. The other awasrds included Padmabhushan Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam dancer Swapna Sundari, IPS officer Shalini Singh, WWho had won the police medal for meritorious service in 2012 and jewellery designer Puneeta Trikha.

The Order Of The Rising Sun, Ratan Tata            

Tata group chairman Ratan Tata has been conferref “The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun” title by Japan for his contribution instrengthening economic relations between Japan & India. The ceremony of conferment has been held in Tokyo on 8 May 2012 at the Imperial Palace in presence of the Emperor of Japan . Tata had made a huge contribution from the perspective of promoting trade and investment in industry as well as for improvement of the business environment in India .

Pt. Ravi Sankar Conferred First Tagore Cultural Harmony Award  

Classical sitar maestro Ravi Sankar has been awarded the first Tagore Award for cultural harmony by a jury chaired by Prime minister Manmohan singh to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore , which was announced on 7 May 2012. The award was given in recognition of his outstanding contribution to cultural harmony and universal values. The award comprises Rs. 1crore in cash, a citation in a scroll, a plaque and an enquisite carved handicraft or handlloom memento. the award would be presented to the sitar guru by the president at a special ceremony.

International Jurist Awards to five Persons Including Mulayam

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Pakistan chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Choudhary are among five eminent personalities who have been chosen for the prestigious International Jurists  Award 2012. Yadav and Choudhary will be presented the awards on 28 May 2012 at a ceremony in London by Right Hon’ble Lord Phillips, president of the Supremme court of the United Kingdom. Besides the two eminent personalities, International Bar Association president Akira Kawamura, Stephen B Huttler and Christophe Eck will also be presented the awards, while Yadav was chosen for this award for his uniflinching contribution to the advancement of the bar and the bench.

Bhanuprakash in Guiness Book of Records        

Chikka Bhanuprakash of Bhoodan Pochampalli entered the Guiness Book of Records for lifting 8.67 kg weight using the fingernails of his left hand. Mr. Bhanu, who is working as a software engineer in Hyderabad has become famous for preparing sketches with his fingernails and lifting weights.

Narayana Murthy receives Awards From US University       

Infosys chief mentor Narayana Murthy had been felicitated with the global leadership and five enterprise awards by the University of South Florida in recognition of his entrepreneurial spirit. The two awards were presented to Murthy by USF President Judy Genshaft at ceremony in Tampa, Florida.

Amartya Sen to Receive Honourary Degree From US University         

Nobel Laureate and eminent Indian – American economist Amartya Sen  will  receive an honourary degree from the prestigious John Hopkins University. Apart from Sen, five other persons including Myanmar’s Pre- Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, environment microbiologists Rita R.Colwell, Canadian diplomat, politician Stephen . Lewis, American businessman and philanthropist John . Malone and IBM Chairman Samuel J Parmisano have also been chosen for the prestigious citation.

Vetern Actress Suchitra Sen Conferred Banga- Bibhusan Award    

Eminent film actress Suchitra Sen was conferred with West Bengal Government’s highest award Banga- Bhushan on 20 May 2012. The legendary filmstar was however, not present on the stage to receive the award as she continues to remain away from public eye. The award was received by his daughter and grand daughter. The award includes a citation and award money worth of Rs. 2 lakh.

Pedabayalu Coffee wins Flavour of India Fine Cup Award     

The International jury at melbowrne in Australia has adhusted as the best coffee grown in Araku Region comprising Odisha and Andhra Pradesh as the best coffee in the region for the year 2012 and bestowed the “Flavour of India Fine Cup Award”.

65th Cannes FilmFestival       

The 65th annual cannes film festival was held from May 16 to May 27 ,2012 .The “Palmed’or” was awarded to Australian director “Michael Heneke” for his film “Love”.
The Jury gave the “Grand Prize” to “Matteo Garrone’s Reality”.

The Angel Share was Awarded  the “Jury Prize”.
Best Actor is Mads “Mikkelsen” for the film “Hunt”.
Best Actress is “Cristina flutur” and ” Cosmina Strantan” for thr film  “Beyound The Hills”.
Best Director is “carlos Regadas” for the film “Post Tenebras Lux”.
Best Screen Play is “Beyounf the Hills” by “Cristian Hungiu”.

Rahul Bhattacharya Wins British Friction Prize  

Young writer Rahul battacharya on 29 May won the prestigious Royal Society of Literature “Ondaatje Prize 2012 ” for his book, “The sky company of people who care”.He also won Common Wealth Book prize for 2012 .



One Response to “May 2012 Awards and Honours”

  • mearajbhat says:

    good current affairs

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