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40 bureaucrats, Delhi Metro official honoured with Kalam award

New Delhi: Forty Bureaucrats across India, along with some other professionals, were on Saturday honoured with the Kalam Innovations in Governance Awards (KIGA) for their contribution in the fields of Public Service Delivery, Environment, Technology and Human Rights.
The awardees included Anuradha Mall and Manisha Chandra, both IAS officers currently with the Gujarat government. Mall is currently the CEO of Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority and was awarded for her exceptional contribution in the area of women's empowerment.
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Summit on Innovation in Governance is an international conclave of policymakers, civil service officers, NGOs, media and academia, who are dedicated to the cause of governance and its dimensions.
The other awardees included Anuj Dayal, Executive Director (Corporate Communications) of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, for his constant efforts to build and sustain the DMRC brand both nationally and internationally.
"Kundan Kumar, District Collector of Banka (Bihar), was awarded for his project 'Jal Sanchay', which focuses on water conservation in Nalanda in Bihar," according to a statement issued by the APJ Abdul Kalam Centre.
Present on the occasion, Minister of State for Textiles Ajay Tamta said: "We should encourage our youth towards innovation to follow Dr. Kalam's ideology."
Srijan Pal Singh, Summit Convener and CEO of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Centre, said: "The idea of Dr. Kalam Innovation in Governance Awards is to create agile governance which could define the mega trends of the 21st century India. This will be multi-sectoral and people-centric, so that India can not only be an economic superpower but also a socially inclusive and sustainable society."

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