Presidents confers Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards on five MPs
President Ram Nath Kovind has conferred Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards on five Members of Parliament.
- Dr Najma Heptulla: She is former Rajya Sabha MP. She was selected for this award for the year 2013.
- Hukumdev Narayan Yadav: He is Lok Sabha MP. He was selected for this award for the year for 2014.
- Ghulam Nabi Azad: He is Rajya Sabha and was selected for this award for the year for 2015. He is leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha representing Congress party.
- Dinesh Trivedi: He is Lok Sabha MP and was selected for 2016.
- Bhartruhari Mahatab: He is Lok Sabha MP and was selected for 2017. He is Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader.
Outstanding Parliamentarian Award
The award was established in 1992 by Shivraj Patil who was then Speaker of Lok Sabha. Indian Parliamentary Group selects outstanding sitting Member of Parliament after considering his/her overall contribution in Parliament. The award is aimed to motivate elected representatives to work better.