SRINAGAR: Governor, N. N. Vohra and Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Thursday presented State Awards and Chief Minister’s Gold Medals to as many as 71 recipients in different categories for the years 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 at the Investiture Ceremony organized by General Administration Department, Jammu and Kashmir Government at SKICC here.
`The Governor presented State Awards in different categories to 57 recipients while the Chief Minister awarded Gold Medals and Tabinda Gani Award for Bravery to 14 awardees.
The Commissioner Secretary, General Administration Department presented the award winners to the dignitaries and citations for the awardees were read out on the occasion.
The recipients of State Awards for the year 2012 are Abdul Latief for Bravery, Dr. Om Goswami for Literature, Ghulam Nabi Khayal for Achievements in the field of Literature, Deepali Wattal, Gh. Nabi Bulbul and Triloke Koul for performing arts, Nazir Ahmad Mir and Manzoor Ahmed Naqashgir for Excellence in Arts and Crafts, Ladakh Heart Foundation Society, Leh for Social Reforms and Empowerment, Madhav Lal, Tanveer Jehan, Dr. Rajinder Singh, Prof. S. Jalal (Posthumously) and Uttar Kumar Padha for Meritorious Public Service, Ved Rahi for Life Time Achievement, Ujjwal Gupta and Adil Mohi-ud-Din for Outstanding Sports Person, Ashok Jailkhani, Sanjit Khajuria, Bashir Manzar, Javid Malik, Sameer Arshad, Maneesh Chibber, Kashmir News Service, Mohinder Verma, Bashir Malik and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi for Outstanding Media Person.
The recipients of State Awards for the year 2013 are Vivek Kumar for Bravery, Ghulam Nabi Firaq for Literature, Narsingh Dev Jamwal and Ali Mohammad for Performing Arts, Syed Amjad Ali for Excellence in Arts and Crafts, Parvez Rasool Zargar for Outstanding Sports Person, Atal Dulloo, Showkat Ahmad Mir, Sushil Kumar Sharma and Dr. Mohammad Saleem Wani for Meritorious Public Service, Sham Koul, Bashir Ahmad Sofi and S. P. Sharma for Outstanding Media Person.
The recipients of State Awards for the year 2014 are Gh. Rasool Tak (Posthumously) and Akhil Singh (Posthumously) for Bravery, G. N. Gauhar for Literature, Rashid Haafiz and Suraj Singh for Performing Arts, Majid Ahmad Mir for Excellence in Arts and Crafts, Dr. Mohammad Ishaq Wani, Shahzada Bilal Ahmad, Dr. Shakti Gupta and Dr. Anil Gupta for Meritorious Public Service, Padma Sachdev for Life Time Achievement, Atul Pangotra, Rashid Ahmad Choudhary, Rita Devi Zakariya Yaseen Bhat and Shubham Khajuria for Outstanding Sports Person and Vivek Sharma for Outstanding Media Person.
The Chief Minister’s Gold Medal for Honesty, Integrity and Meritorious Public Service were awarded to Suresh Kumar, Mohammad Sayeed Khan, Sudarshan Sharma, Zaffar Ahmed Bhat, Mushtaq Ahmed Mir, Dr. Ghulam Hassan Shah for the year 2011 and Umang Narula, Farooq Ahmed Peer, Irfan Yaseen, Rashim Kashyap and Mushtaq Ahmad Lone for the year 2012.
Tabinda Gani State Award of Bravery for Children for the year 2012 were awarded to Mohammad Vasat, Muzamil Masood Ganie and Abdul Aziz Sofi.