Outstanding Parliamentarian Award to Arun Jaitley, Karan Singh and Sharad Yadav
President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee presented the Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards to Arun Jaitley, Dr Karan Singh and Sharad Yadav for the year 2010, 2011 and 2012 respectively. The awards were conferred upon them for their priceless contribution in discharge of their parliamentary duties.
President while presenting the awards urged all Parliamentarians to maintain the prestige and dignity of Parliament, as it’s a duty of every Parliamentarian.
Background of Outstanding Parliamentarian Award
The Outstanding Parliamentarian Award was established in 1992 by Shivraj Patil who was then the Speaker of Lok Sabha. The Indian Parliamentary Group selects an outstanding sitting Member of the Indian Parliament after considering his/her overall contribution in Parliament.