Punjab Today Award Function 2006

World renowned economist and Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia was honoured with Punjab Today Award on November 15, 2006 at Chinmaya Centre of World Understanding, New Delhi. Mr. Kamal Nath, Union Commerce Minister was the Chief Guest while Mr. Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union Minister of State for Finance,  presided over the award presentation ceremony. Mrs. Gursharan Kaur wife of Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, honoured Mrs. Ishar Ahluwalia with a Phulkari. Many eminent personalities across the country graced the occasion.

                                Mr. Kamal Nath presenting Punjab Today Award to Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia.                                     Also seen in the picture are Mr. Brahm Mohindra and Mr. Kanwar Manjit Singh

Mr. Pawan Kumar Bansal presenting Punjab Today Award Citation to Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia.

Mr. Montek being honoured with a Shawl by Mr. Surinder Singla, Punjab Finance Minister.

Mrs. Gursharan Kaur presenting a Phulkari to Mrs. Ishar Ahluwalia.

Mrs. Gursharan Kaur after honouring Mrs. Ishar Ahluwalia.

Standing ovation for Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Dignitaries sitting on the dais during the Punjab Today Award presentation ceremony (from left ) Mr. Kanwar Manjit Singh, Mr. Brahm Mohindra, Mr. Pawan Kumar Bansal, Mr. Kamal Nath, Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Mr. Surinder Singla, Mr. Jagmohan Singh Kang and Dr. B. C. Gupta IAS

A view of the audience comprising eminent personalities of the country.

Function began with the Shabad recitation of "Deh Shiva Bar Mohe Ehe" by students of Guru Harkishan Public School, New Delhi

All guests rose from their seats as respect during the Shabad recitation.

Mr. Kamal Nath being welcomed with a bouquet by Mr. Ranjit Bhambri FCA

A view of the dais and welcome address by Mr. Brahm Mohindra

And a view of the audience