Vice President Venkaiah Naidu presented the Prime Minister’s Shram Awards here on Monday. He said that the awards were an embodiment of the efforts put in by those working round the clock to “keep the wheels of the economy running.”
338 workers were honoured with the Prime Minister’s Shram Awards, whereby 194 prestigious awards for the years 2011-16 were presented away by the Vice President at Vigyan Bhawan here. These awards are given in recognition to those who have distinguished record of performance, demonstrated devotion towards duty of a high order, specific contribution in the field of productivity, safety, quality, proven innovative abilities, conservation of resources, presence of mind and exceptional courage. The awards are also given to those workmen, who have risked their lives or made supreme sacrifice of laying down their lives in the conscientious discharge of their duties.
Public Sector workers bagged 232 awards while 106 awards were bagged by the private sector. Awards were also bagged by a group of workpeople together. Out of 338 awardees, 20 were women, while two were posthumously awarded