AWARDS - 2019 June

June 8

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) has instituted a new award called Antarashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman (AYDMS) from year 2019. This is to recognize contribution made by media in spreading awareness about Yoga and for promotion and commemoration of International Yoga Day. This event will be held every year on every 21st June as Yoga acts not only as India’s soft power throughout the world but also a gift from India to the world. Yoga has been universally acknowledged by the United Nations and is now practiced globally around 200 countries on June 21 every year."

June 4

The prestigious Global Leadership Awards 2019 by business advocacy group USIBC is awarded to Google's India-born CEO Sundar Pichai and NASDAQ president Adena Friedman in recognition of the two companies' contribution for leading technology-driven platforms. Given annually since 2007, the USIBC Global Leadership Awards recognise top corporate executives from the United States and India whose companies play a major role in catalysing growth in the US-India commercial corridor.
Veteran Malayalam actress Sheela was honoured with prestigious J C Daniel Award for her contributions to Malayalam Cinema field. She is only the second woman to win this award after Aranmula Ponnamma (in 2005). It is Kerala government’s highest honour for outstanding contribution to Malayalam cinema. The award comprises of a citation, plaque and a cash prize of Rs. 5 Lakh.

Equator Prize 2019 by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) awarded the Women Sangams (groups) of Deccan Development Society (DDS). They were honored by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for their contribution to ecology and innovations in rain fed millet cultivation. This award was in recognition of their efforts for building their own seed banks and growing millets in predominantly rain-fed villages of Sangareddy district, Telangana.

June 3

Former President of India Smt. Pratibha Patil was conferred with Mexico’s highest civilian honour for foreigners titled ‘Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca‘ (order of the Aztec Eagle). Mexico’s Ambassador to India Melba Pria presented the award to Pratibha Patil at a special ceremony held in Pune. This order is conferred to prominent heads of state (or government) or ambassadors after they have served in Mexico and also to important personalities.