PM conferred Lokmanya Tilak National Award in Pune

PM conferred Lokmanya Tilak National Award in Pune: The Lokmanya Tilak National Award was presented to India’s Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, during a ceremony commemorating Lokmanya Tilak’s 103rd death anniversary in Pune, Maharashtra. The prestigious award, instituted by the Tilak Smarak Mandir Trust in 1983, aims to honor the lasting legacy of Lokmanya Tilak. Shri Narendra Modi became the 41st distinguished individual to receive this esteemed recognition.

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The Lokmanya Tilak National Award was previously given to Tessy Thomas, a distinguished senior scientist known as India’s “missile woman.” Ms. Thomas played a crucial role as the project director for Agni-4 and Agni-5 missile systems, contributing significantly to the nation’s defense capabilities.

List of some notable recipients of the Lokmanya Tilak National Award:

NamePosition/TitleYear of Award
Indira GandhiFormer Prime Minister   _
Atal Bihari VajpayeeFormer Prime Minister1994
Dr Manmohan SinghFormer Prime Minister1997
Rahul BajajChairperson of the Bajaj Group2000
Pranab MukherjeeFormer President2009
Sharad PawarFounder of Nationalist Congress Party2016
Cyrus S. PoonawallaChairman of Cyrus Poonawalla Group2021

About Lokmanya Tilak National Award

The Tilak Smarak Mandir Trust founded the Award in 1983 as a tribute to Lokmanya Tilak’s enduring legacy. This prestigious recognition is bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to the advancement and growth of the nation, with contributions that are nothing short of remarkable and extraordinary. Each year, on the 1st of August, coinciding with Lokmanya Tilak’s death anniversary, this award is presented to the deserving recipients.

Key takeaways for competitive examinations

  • Lokmanya Tilak National Award was instituted in: 1983

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