Parliamentarians to honour 'excellent people' in Kashmir

Greater Kashmir

The list of nominations for awards to be presented by a Parliamentarian panel visiting Kashmir in March will be out next week.

In the event titled “Real Hero Awards” the Members of Parliament (MPs) will present awards to youth icons, media persons, social activists, medicos, para-medicals, sports persons, young politicians and others on 15 March at SKICC Srinagar.

Sources said that a panel of experts are scrutinizing the nominations including the names of officials from police and civil administration.

“The nominations will be out next week. The nominations would be announced virtually, following the current safety measures,” said an official, privy to the development.

“There are more than 1200 nominations which are being scrutinized. The link to send nominations will close on 28 February,” the official said.

One of the members of the committee scrutinizing the nominations list, wishing anonymity, said that newspapers, news gathering agencies are also in the list in the category of print media.

Journalists having exceptional service in reporting of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, civic issues, rural and urban reporting are also in the list. Sources informed that the event is being organized under the banner of South Asia Peace Movement.