Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu has conferred the Skoch Golden Jubilee Challenger Award at the 55th Skoch Summit in New Delhi. The Skoch Challenger Awards are the highest independently instituted civilian honours. The Commerce and Industry Minister was awarded for his contribution to reforms, particularly in the power sector reforms.
A book titled ‘India 2030’ was also released on the occasion. For its inclusive banking and expansion in rural areas with the establishment of 35 easy payment units in Himalayan district of Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, J&K Bank was conferred with SKOCH Award in ‘Banking and Finance (B&F) Silver Category’.
Other Awards Conferred:
1. Skoch Chief Minister of the Year Award: Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee.
2. SKOCH Sprinter of the Year: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu
Source- The Hindu