The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari presented an “Amazing Indian Award” instituted by Times Now channel to Ms Arunima Sinha,a brave girl who scaled Mount Everest despite being physically challenged, at a function here today. Addressing on the occasion, he said that every Indian is amazing in his or her own way. And yet, locating the most amazing amongst them would have been a journey of discovery for the jury. Applauding the awardees he said that by bestowing recognition on these achievers, we are reinforcing our faith in the innate goodness of human beings and their capacity to do good to others. These are remarkable men and women who overcame challenges and handicaps to proceed relentlessly and make a difference to their lives and to the lives of people around them in a most positive manner.
The Vice President said that the Awards cover the most relevant socio-economic facets of our society. Progress on them adds to the effort to make our society modern, progressive, and prosperous. It helps us develop and project a just and humane face. People, such as our awardees today, render valuable service to nation; they deserve to be recognized and applauded.