Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM) organised the 18th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics & Management on October 10, 2017, in New Delhi. The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, presented the award to Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, the founder of Sulabh International, for his contribution to the society at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Praising Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, the President said that his social initiatives have brought revolutionary changes to the society. He also said that Dr. Pathak is the most deserving person for an award named after Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri as he has contributed immensely in the direction of getting rid of the practice of manual scavenging. The President also complimented the institute for honouring the people who have made valuable contributions to the society.
Remembering the former Prime Minister Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, the President said that he was an exceptional leader and the awards revive his memories.
The Mayor of New York, USA had declared April 14, 2016, as the ‘Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak International Day’ for his social contributions. Dr. Pathak had received the Padma Bhushan award in 1991. Dr. Pathak is majorly known for developing and implementing a low cost and appropriate toilet technology popularly known as the Sulabh Shauchalaya system.
LBSIM organises the awards every year to honour the Indians who are exceptionally outstanding business leaders, educators, public administrators, social contributors etc.
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