Felicitation

  • President Pranab Mukherjee to present Gandhi Peace Prize on Tuesday July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will honour noted environmentalist and pioneer of the Chipko movement Chandi Prasad Bhatt with 2013 Gandhi Peace Prize July 15, a statement said on Monday. Bhatt has also been awarded with the Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership in 1982 followed by the Padma Bhushan ...
  • Ratan Tata gets honorary doctorate from Canada's York University June 22, 2014

    Toronto: Canada's worldfamous York University has conferred an honorary doctor of laws degree on former Tata group chairman Ratan Tata for his quest for innovation and role in promoting corporate social responsibility. Tata flew into Toronto to receive the honour bestowed on him at the 2014 spring convocation of York University's...
  • Maharashtra government to felicitate Sachin after LS polls February 13, 2014

    The felicitation ceremony, which the Maharashtra government has been planning to honour retired batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, may take another three months, according to a senior state minister. The state government has set up a sevenmember committee to work out the modalities for honouring the cricketer, who retired from all forms...
  • Modi misses felicitation of riotaccused MLAs by BJP November 21, 2013

    The BJP on Thursday felicitated three of its MLAs accused in the Muzzafarnagar riots with turbans and garlands, but took care to do it ahead of prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's arrival at the venue. The MLAs Sangeet Som, Suresh Rana and Sudhir Baliyan were honoured with by Bharatiya...
  • Junior women hockey team felicitated after historic win August 8, 2013

    Following their success at the Junior Hockey World Cup, a victorious Indian women's hockey team was facilitated here in Delhi on Wednesday for creating history and winning a medal after 38 years. Cladded in spanking yellow offfield tees, the victorious Indian women's team arrived for their felicitation ceremony at the Lalit...
  • Karnataka: Shettar says no to felicitations July 13, 2012

    Bangalore: Meeting the high public expectations, that too in a short 11-month tenure, is a big challenge before new Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar. At his first felicitation programme after he became the CM at Palace Grounds here on Thursday, Shettar made it clear to his supporters that his tenure was...
  • ICC to honour Dar for officiating in 150 ODIs June 30, 2012

    London: Elite Panel umpire Aleem Dar has been honoured by the ICC for becoming only the seventh man to officiate in 150 ODIs, a feat he achieved when he took the field for the 1st one-dayer between England and Australia here. To mark the achievement, Javagal Srinath of the Elite Panel...
  • Kolkata bracing up to felicitate IPL winners KKR May 28, 2012

    Kolkata: Indian Premier League champion Kolkata Knight Riders - co-owned by Bollywood heartthrob Shah Rukh Khan - will be accorded a grand reception with offerings of sweets, cakes, jewellery and songs at the end of a 6-km long victory parade in Kolkata on Tuesday. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee...
  • Team-mates salute Dravid's contribution March 28, 2012

    Mumbai: The cricketing fraternity came together on Tuesday night to raise a toast for the retired Rahul Dravid as they fondly remembered the immense contribution of the batting stalwart to the Indian team. Accolades such as "huge pillar" of Indian cricket "greatest No. 3 bat" and one of the "best cricketers...
  • Dhoni rings in cheer, felicitates Viswanathan Anand December 12, 2008

    Chennai: World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand and his wife attended a felicitation ceremony where the Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni presented the world champion chess ace a diamond ring, worth Rs 5 lakh. The function took place at Chennai in the presence of the entire cricket team, which is in...
  • Olympians Sushil, Vijender richer by half a million September 8, 2008

    Kolkata: India's Olympics bronze medallists, wrestler Sushil Kumar and boxer Vijender Kumar, were both richer by half a million rupees Monday. A cash prize was handed over to the duo during a felicitation in Kolkata. They were also presented a shawl and a memento each during the function organised by their...
  • Sena left out of mega Modi felicitation in Mumbai January 16, 2008

    Mumbai: The BJP in Maharashtra is organising a grand felicitation for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on January 20. However, the party has left out its alliance partner Shiv Sena as no invitation has been sent to Sena leader Bal Thackeray or to its Executive President Uddhav Thackeray. BJP spokesman Madhav Bhandari,...
  • Keep away from Dalai Lama function: Govt to ministers November 3, 2007

    New Delhi: In a move aimed at appeasing China, the Centre has advised all cabinet ministers to stay away from an event to felicitate the Dalai Lama in Delhi on Saturday. In a letter to all ministers, Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar said, "The function is not in conformity with the...
  • After cricket, PM gives hockey its due share October 31, 2007

    New Delhi: The Indian cricket team were the Prime Minister's guests on Tuesday. On Wednesday the Prime Minister made some time to entertain another squad: The Indian hockey team. Finally it seems, hockey is getting it's due. A picture captured in the minds of every member of the Indian hockey team....
  • Students 'honoured' for scoring 35% in exams October 6, 2007

    New Delhi: After class 10 and 12 board exams, most schools call for felicitation ceremonies for the toppers. Here's a different story altogether from Mumbai. In an unusual felicitation ceremony, students who got 40 per cent and even 35 per cent marks were honoured for passing their 10th standard exams....
  • Dhoni's boys get heroes' welcome in Mumbai September 26, 2007

    Mumbai: The last cricketers to get a ticker tape welcome were Ajit Wadekar and his boys on their return from the Caribbean, after their historic win over the West Indies. That was 1971. Now history is repeating itself as 26-year-old Mahendra Singh Dhoni brings home the first ever Twenty20 World...
  • WB govt felicitates Asiad medal winners December 29, 2006

    New Delhi: The West Bengal on Friday felicitated the medal winners of the Doha Asian Games. Municipal Affairs and Urban Development minister Asok Bhattacharjee honoured Soma Biswas and Pinki Pramanik by alloting three and half katha land to each of them. The medal winners were felicitated at the River Festival, an annual...