|(L to R : Susan Koshy, K. Srinivasan, M K Narayanan, Arjun Ram Meghwal, T S Krishnamurthy, Dr Bhaskar Ramamurthy, Bhawanesh Deora, Dr Sudarsan Padmanabhan – Getting ready for award presentation ceremony)|
Sansad Ratna Awards 2018 (9th edition) and National Seminar on Politics, Democracy and Governance (7th edition) was held at IIT Madras on 9th June 2018. Six MPs and one Parliamentary Committee Chairman were honoured with Sansad Ratna Awards for their outstanding performance. (link)
Shri M K Narayanan (Former Governor of West Bengal and Former National Security Advisor to Prime Minister) and Shri T S Krishnamurthy (Former Chief Election Commissioner of India) presented the Awards. Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal (Hon’ble MOS Parliamentary Affairs) and Dr Bhaskar Ramamurthy (Director, IIT Madras) were also present.
K. Srinivasan, Founder of Sansad Ratna Awards welcomed the gathering.
Dr Bhaskar Ramamurthy, Director, IIT Madras delivered Key Note Address. He announced about the new internship model developed by IIT Madras to support Parliamentarians.
Hon’ble Minister Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal in his special address appealed to all award winning Parliamentarians to utilise the service of IIT Students interns to formulate development plans in their constituencies.