A salute to the endless quest for knowledge; Kapil Sibal felicitates winners.
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | August 11, 2011
The Guru-Shishya parampara signifies the eternal bond between a teacher and a student. IBN7 India’s leading Hindi news channel in association with MPGI Pratap University announced the winners of the 1st edition of ‘IBN7 Guru Shishya Awards’. The award is a tribute to an everlasting bond between a mentor and his pupil; both of whom have made a mark in their respective fields and have kept the sacred Guru-Shishya tradition alive. In a glittering ceremony held in the capital today, Mr. Kapil Sibal, Cabinet Minister for Human Resource Development and Communications & IT, felicitated such inspiring Guru-Shishya jodis. The grand finale of the award ceremony will be telecast on IBN7 on August 20 at 8pm & August 21 at 3pm. The show will also be telecast on CNN-IBN on August 21 at 4pm.
Nine such inspiring Guru-Shishya duos from Sports, Education, Public Service, Theater, Arts & Music were felicitated at the awards ceremony. The event also witnessed a Lifetime Achievement Award being presented to the Guru Shishya jodi of Desh Prem Azad & Kapil Dev. Desh Prem Azad is the man who took a lanky 14 year fast bowler, Kapil Dev and turned him into the magnificent bowler this country has ever produced.
This initiative is a tribute to a special bond that inspires greatness, bridges two generations and takes knowledge to greater heights. IBN7 Guru Shishya Awards is aimed at reinstating this sacred relationship in the consciousness of modern India to keep this eternal tradition alive for generations to come.
The following Guru-Shishyas jodis, that were awarded at the event, in alphabetical order:
Speaking on the initiative, Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN-Lokmat, said, “We take immense pleasure in institutionalising an award which is inspired from the deep set tradition of Guru & Shishya. IBN7 Guru Shishya Awards is an effort to recognise the unconditional relationship between a student and a teacher. It is a tribute to a special bond that inspires greatness, bridges two generations and takes knowledge to greater heights.”
Speaking about the awards, Ashutosh, Managing Editor, IBN7, said, “IBN7 Guru-Shishya awards is our sincere effort to acknowledge and recognize the catalysts of our culture, whose significant contribution have proved that learning is a continuous endeavour, and not a momentary inspiration. What makes this initiative unique is the fact that this is the first time that a deserving duo will be awarded for their contribution, rather than an individual.”