Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management organized 22nd Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence 2021. The Vice –President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu conferred this award to the renowned Pulmonologist and Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, Dr. Randeep Guleria for his outstanding work in the healthcare sector. The award ceremony was held at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Conference Hall in the Vice President House.
Speaking on the occasion, the Vice-President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu said, “A big congratulation to Dr. Randeep Guleria for receiving the Lal Bahadur Shastri Award for Excellence, he is the rightful selection from jury members. The medical profession is the noble profession and rightful selection for this prestigious award.”
After receiving the award Dr. Guleria said, “It makes me feel deeply humbled to receive this honorable Lal Bahadur Shastri National Excellence Award 2021, a big thanks to jury members. Shastriji was a great leader and a role model for the new generation. All doctors have worked across the country to save a life during a pandemic and AIIMS Delhi becomes the first to fight from COVID.”
In his welcome address Shri Anil Shastri, Chairman LBSIM said “The award honors each year a distinguished individual who has excelled in his chosen field. Dr. Guleria has done great work in the healthcare sector and more importantly during the recent covid pandemic in India”.
Dr. Randeep Guleria is an Indian pulmonologist and the current director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, credited with the establishment of India’s first center for pulmonary medicines and sleep disorders at AIIMS.
He was honored by the Government of India in 2015 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award. He is a part of India’s COVID-19 response effort.
A Jury consisting of eminent members namely Smt. Mohsina Kidwai, Justice G.B. Patnaik, Justice J.S. Khehar, Justice M.K. Sharma, Prof. T.N. Kapoor, Shri Anil Razdan, Shri Rajeev Dubey, Dr. R.L. Raina, Prof. B.S. Sahay, Shri Adarsh Shastri, Shri Anil Shastri made this selection for this year’s awardee.