Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saina Nehwal conferred Khel Ratna

Saina Nehwal conferred Khel Ratna
'Bank Ratna' Awards for Best Performers?
Also, "Teacher of The Year" for Professors??

Congratulations to Saina Nehwal. At a time when Sania has shifted from Hyderabad/India to our neighbouring country after marriage, we were badly looking for an alternative. Saina has emerged in Badminton to bring glory to Hyderabad / India. She deserves the much coveted award of Khel Ratna. It is customary for the Government to confer Padma Awards on Politicians / Scientists / Artistes / Industrialists / Sportsmen and so on every year which number is increasing gradually. Similarly, defence personnel are also recognised with several decorations - right from a Jawan to the Chiefs of the three wings - sometimes even posthumously.

And then, these sportsmen and women too are recognised with awards like Khel Ratna or Arjuna Awards (besides of course, Padma Awards too, some times). All these winners have prove their mettle in their respective fields, earn money as also name and fame. Every award or prize takes them higher and higher and motivates to do better.

My observation is that the PSUs are also conferred the Navaratna Awards. There was a Committee headed by Dr Khandelwal to recognise the PSBs in India with such Ratna Awards. So far there is no movement in the Government's decision. SBI was considered very highly and was recommended to be given Maha Ratna Award. In fact, on similar lines, the Committee should have also recommended to recognise individual Officials (not CMDs of course) who excel consistently for at least five years, be awarded Bank Ratna in their respective Banks.

In the Academic field also, say in the B-Schools of high order in the country, we should be thinking of instituting "Teacher of the Year" Award to be conferred on September 05 every year. Such practices and incentives would definitely lead to healthy competition and motivate them to perform better in their respective fields.

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