Punjab Today Award Function 2006 (II)

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.

"I am thankful for this honour" expressing his views, the recipient of Punjab Today Award, Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia.

Mr. Kamal Nath delivering the key-note address.

Mr. Brahm Mohindra, Cabinet Minister Punjab and Chairman PAIC, delivering the welcome address.

Mr. Surinder Singla, Finance Minister Punjab, presenting his views.


Mr. Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union Minister of State for Finance addressing the gathering.

Dr. B. C. Gupta IAS, Home Secretary Punjab, reading out the message of Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh

Mr. Vikramjit Singh Sawhney reading out the Citation of Punjab Today Award

Kanwar Manjit Singh, Editor-in-chief of Punjab Today and CEO of Punjab Today Foundation presenting the vote of thanks.

Mr. S K Batish conducting the stage.

Mrs. Gursharan Kaur arriving at the venue of Punjab Today Award Function.

Montek, Kanwar, B C Gupta and Pawan Bansal after the function.

Mrs. Ishar Ahluwalia, Mr. Montek Singh, Mrs. Gursharan Kaur and Kanwar Manjit Singh after the ceremony.