Nagpur: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will be conferred with the prestigious Nagbhushan Puraskar for his outstanding work for Vidarbha’s cause at State as well as at international level and also for contribution in social work. The award for this year will be conferred by Nagbhushan Foundation in a special programme to be held on Sunday, January 1, 2017. The function will be held at 4.30 pm at Sai Sabhagruha, Rashtrabhasha Complex, near Shankar Nagar Square.
Fadnavis has been selected for the Nagbhushan Award for the year 2016. The award comprises Rs 1 lakh cash and scroll of honour. Nagbhushan Foundation was set up on the occasion of Nagpur Trishatabdi Mahotsav. Till now, 14 eminent personalities have been conferred with the Nagbhushan Puraskar for their excellent work in various fields in Vidarbha.
Union Surface Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari will present the award in the august presence of former Supreme Court Judge V S Sirpurkar. The programme will be presided over by Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir while Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Rajya Sabha Member Ajay Sancheti, former MP Datta Meghe will grace the occasion as special guests.
Nagbhushan Foundation President Prabhakarrao Mundle, Vice President Satyaprakash Nuwal, Secretary Girish Gandhi, and Treasurer Brajkishore Agrawal were present at the press meet where the announcement was made.