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A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Former President of India

The Sansad Ratna Awards Committee was instituted in 2009 to promote the late President Dr Abdul Kalam's vision to celebrate the success of outstanding Parliamentarians.

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Sansad Ratna 2022

The Sansad Ratna Awards are recognised as a prestigious honour for the distinguished Members of Parliament in the government of India.

Other Initiatives

The following are the other initiatives of Prime Point Foundation

2006

PreSense

The eMagazine PreSense was started in March 2006 on the suggestion of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam to promote positive journalism. Till January 2022, the Foundation has published 179 editions. This is a digital- only magazine. Digests, containing select articles upto 150 editions of the eMagazine, have so far been published.

2010

ELTF

The Education Loan Task Force (ELTF) was established to create awareness on education loans among students and parents. More than 30,000 queries have been answered by senior management of banks for redressal. Many policy issues have also been taken up by Sansad Ratna Awardee MPs in the Parliament. ELTF does not facilitate loans.

2017

DiJAI

DiJAI is an independent NGO working to create awareness about digital journalism and its implications among the public and particularly among journalists. DiJAI conducts several online and offline workshops and seminars, with panels comprising domain experts.

2018

NGPL

The Next Gen Political Leaders’ objective is to develop leadership skills and democratic values in young political aspirants from across all political parties. The NGO has advisors from the Sansad Ratna Awardees. NGPL conducts online and offline courses for young political aspirants across the country.

Sansad Ratna Timeline

As suggested by late President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, in 2009, soon after the formation of the 15th Lok Sabha, Prime Point Foundation and the Editorial Team of PreSense launched Outstanding Parliamentarian or Unsung Heroes Awards (later to be officially instituted as Sansand Ratna Awards) to honour the top performing Lok Sabha Members in person at Chennai, for their excellence in (a) Questions (b) Debates and (c) PrivateMembers Bills.

May 2010

Late President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam who participated (remotely) along with former Chief Election Commissioners of India T S Krishnamurthy and Shri N Gopalaswamy presented the awards to two outstanding Members of Parliament (MPs) including Hansraj G Ahir (Chandrapur, Maharashtra) and S S Ramasubbu (Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu).

May 2011

Awards presented to outstanding Members of Parliament Anandrao Vithoba Adsul, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir and S. Ramasubbu by veteran Parliamentarian Era Chezian and former Chief Vigilance Commissioner of India N. Vittal.

Apr 2012

Hosted at IIT Madras and officially instituted as the 'Sansad Ratna Awards', former Governor of West Bengal Gopalkrishna Gandhi presented the awards to outstanding parliamentarians Anandrao Vithoba Adsul, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Arjun Ram Meghwal and S. Ramasubbu.

Apr 2013

Ten outstanding Members of Parliament were selected for the award, of which six MPs received the award in person at IIT Madras. Then Governor of Tamil Nadu Dr. Konijeti Rosaiah and former Chief Election Commissioner T.S. Krishnamurthy presented the awards to Members of Parliament including Anandrao Vithoba Adsul, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Arjun Ram Meghwal, S. Ramasubbu, Rama Devi, and Botsa Jhansi Lakshmi.

Feb 2014

A total of 12 outstanding Members of Parliament including Barrister Asaduddin Owaisi (Hyderabad), Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Gajanan Babar, Shivaji Adhalrao Patil, S. Ramasubbu and Rama Devi received the awards from Former Chief Election Commissioner of India N. Gopalaswami.

Jul 2015

This edition of Sansad Ratna and Sansad Maha Ratna Awards was held at Indian Institute of Technology Madras to honour the top performing Members of 15th Lok Sabha and 16th Lok Sabha (up to 4th Session). The former judge of the Supreme Court of India and Chairman of Law Commission of India Dr. Justice A.R. Lakshmanan presented the Sansad Maha Ratna Award to outstanding Members of Parliament who participated in the first session of the 15th Lok Sabha. These MPs included Anandrao Adsul, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, and Arjun Ram Meghwal. Members of Parliament P.P. Choudhary and Shrirang Barne were honoured with Sansad Ratna Awards for their top performance during the first four sessions of the 16th Lok Sabha.

Jun 2016

This edition of Sansad Ratna Awards was hosted at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras to honour the top performing Parliamentarians of 16th Lok Sabha (up to 7th session); Former Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Reserve Bank of India Dr.C. Rangarajan presented the awards to Shivaji Adhalrao Patil, P.P. Choudhary, Shrirang Barne, Rajiv Satav, Dr.Heena Gavit and P. Rajeev.

May 2017

This edition of Sansad Ratna Awards was hosted at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras to honour the top performing Parliamentarians of 16th Lok Sabha (up to 10th session). Governor of Kerala Justice (Retd.) P. Sathasivam presented the awards to outstanding Parliamentarians Bhartruhari Mahtab, N.K. Premachandran, Shrirang Barne, Rajiv Satav, Dhananjay Mahadik, Dr.Heena Gavit, Sanjay Raut, K.N. Balagopal and T.N. Seema.

Jun 2018

This edition of the Sansad Ratna Awards was hosted at IIT-M. Former Governor of West Bengal M.K. Narayanan, and Former Chief Election Commissioner of India T.S. Krishnamurthy presented the Sansad Ratna Awards to top performing Parliamentarians of 16th Lok Sabha (up to Budget Session 2018) including Bhartruhari Mahtab, Supriya Sule, Shrirang Barne, Rajiv Satav, Dhananjay Mahadik and Dr.Heena Gavit. In this edition we introduced a category for Outstanding Parliamentary Standing Committee. Dr. Veerappa Moily, Chairman of the Finance Committee received the Award on behalf of the Finance Committee.

Jan 2019

The tenth edition of the Sansad Ratna Awards was hosted at the Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan Chennai to honour the top performing Parliamentarians of 16th Lok Sabha. Governor of Tamil Nadu Banwarilal Purohit along with former Chief Election Commissioner T.S. Krishnamurthy presented the awards to Members of Parliament (Lok Sabha) including Bhartruhari Mahtab, N.K. Premachandran, Anurag Thakur, Nishikant Dubey, Supriya Sule, Shrirang Barne, Rajiv Satav, Dhananjay Mahadik and Dr. Heena Gavit. Rajya Sabha members including Rajni Patil and Rapolu Ananda Bhaskar were also honoured with Sansad Ratna Awards.

Dr Veerappa Moily, Chairman of the Finance Committee received the Award on behalf of the Finance Committee, which was selected as the Outstanding Committee in the Parliamentary Standing Committee category.

Mar 2021

This edition of the Sansad Ratna Awards was held at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi and encompassed both 2020 and 2021. Chief Election Commissioner of India Sunil Arora, Supreme Court of India former Judge Justice Ananga Kumar Patnaik and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal presented Sansad Maha Ratna Awards for outstanding performance in 16th Lok Sabha to Members including Bhartruhari Mahtab and Shrirang Appa Barne. This Award is given once every five years. Members of Parliament Dr. Subash Ramrao Bhamre, Dr.Heena Vijayakumar Gavit, Dr. Amol Ramsing Kolhe, Ram Mohan Naidu Kinjarapu, Ajay Kumar Mishra received Sansad Ratna Awards for outstanding performance during 2019-20 in the 17th Lok Sabha. Members of Rajya Sabha including Vishambhar Prasad Nishad and Chhaya Verma received Sansad Ratna Awards for their outstanding performance during 2019-20 in the Rajya Sabha sessions. The Standing Committee on Agriculture received the outstanding performance award for 2019-20. Chairman of the Committee P.C. Gaddigoudar received the award.

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