Punjab Governor confers “CAMIT Shikhar Sewa Samman – 2021” to citizens to honour their selfless deeds during pandemic



Shri Banwarilal ji Purohit, Hon’ble Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh felicitated Ramesh Jayaswal of NECO group; Gopal Agrawal of Sandesh group and Pyare Khan of Ashmi group with “CAMIT Shikhar Seva Samman 2021” award for their selfless contribution to society during the pandemic. The ceremony was organised by Chamber of Associations of Maharashtra Industry & Trade (CAMIT) in order to acknowledge the exemplary services rendered by people during the Covid-19 pandemic in an intimate function held at the Mimosa Hall at Chitnavis Centre on 6th November, 2021. 

Dipen Agrawal, President – CAMIT welcomed Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh with shawl, shreephal and floral bouquet. In his introductory remarks Agrawal said that, the mankind faced never before hardship since last 18-20 months due the outbreak of covid-19 pandemic. Nagpur was one of the worst hit cities in India, especially during the second wave with numerous people suffering and finding it difficult to make ends meet. Even in such testing times, the felicitated esteemed people found it in their hearts to fight all odds and contribute selflessly to help citizens in need. They have contributed unparallelly in helping people even at the cost of profits. During the second wave of covid-19 pandemic when there was paucity of oxygen, Ramesh Jaiswal made liquid oxygen available from his steel plant at Siltara, Chhattisgarh free of cost for the treatment of corona patients and Pyare Khan transported liquid oxygen from one city to another free of cost. Gopal Agarwal, through R. Sandesh Foundation, had distributed ration & medical kits and food packets to needy during first and second wave of covid pandemic. During the second wave his organization created oxygen concentrator bank and provided oxygen concentrators to the needy without any charges.

Banwarilal Purohit said that, it is laudable that while many other organisations too worked for the welfare of the people and provided various goods and services at cost and did not profiteer at such testing times, the felicitated people did not even recover the cost of the goods and services provided by them and altruistically worked for mitigating the harm caused during the pandemic. Banwarilal Purohit further appreciated the efforts of CAMIT of acknowledging the efforts of such selfless people and displayed his strong belief that this will inspire many more citizens to join in situations of emergency and social distress. 

Purohit, extending Diwali & New Year greetings to august gathering, said that everyone is a trustee for his family and should be transparent in his personal and public life as well. Banwarilal ji recalling the seven social sins (Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Religion without sacrifice and Politics without principle) penned by father of nation Mahatma Gandhi in 1925 are relevant in today and shall remain relevant for times to come. Further, he also discussed how avoiding these sins is equally essential in day-to-day business and all aspects of life. Any person who follows the words of Gandhiji and the advice of Purohit in true spirit will be a valuable addition to the society and will prosper for sure. 

On this occasion, Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Punjab, also unveiled and launched two books authored by Prabha Lalit Singh – Aghor – The Shadow of Shiva and Man Mayavi

Kailash Jogani – President NCCL, Hemant Gandhi – IPP NVCC, J.P. Sharma- IPP VTA, Shivkumar Rao – President VED, Pradeep Khandelwal – President BMA, Tejinder Singh Renu – President MRHA, Chandrashekhar Shegaonkar – President MIA, Gopal Bhatia – President WCYMA, Rajesh Sarda – President SHCV, Rajnikant Bondre – President ACI and others were felicitated at the hands of Hon’ble Governor Punjab.

Prominently present were sarvashri B.K. Agrawal, Ashok Ahuja, Pramod Agrawal, Dharamveer Sharma, Rajkumar Gupta, Rajesh Lakhotia, Dinesh Sarda, Umesh Patel, Sharad Agrawal, Santosh Kabra, Natwar Patel, Rajesh Vasani, Kamlesh Lakhani, Surendra Jaiswal, Sandeep Bhatta, Manoj Shah, Vishal Jaiswal, Girish Mullani, Anand Jayaswal, Archit Jayaswal, Dr. Ramteke, and others were present in large numbers.

The CAMIT Shikar Seva Samman 2021 distribution function was anchored by Sweta Shelgaonkar and vote of thanks was proposed by Ashok Sanghvi, informs a press release issued by Sanjay K. Agrawal, Vice President – CAMIT.