December 17, 2011

Anna Hazare honoured 'Indian Of The Year 2011'

Veteran social activist Anna Hazare was honoured with 'Indian Of The Year' for the year 2011 at CNN-IBN's award ceremony. The second Gandhi had stormed the country demanding a strong Lokpal Bill against corruption.

"I don't have any money in the bank but I have taken six cabinet wickets. Bring Lokpal by December 22, I will call off fast. Government has nothing to fear from me, it should only fear the public," Anna Hazare said after receiving the award.

Apart from him, politicians, entertainers, sportspersons and extraordinary citizens were also felicitated at award ceremony on Friday night.

While West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was conferred the award in politics category for wiping out the Left Front's three decades rule in the state, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was named the Indian of the Year in Sports.

Dilip Shanghvi of Sun Pharma bagged the Businessman of the Year award and Team KBC was felicitated for the Entertainer of the Year. Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who was diagnosed with 'lung cancer', was conferred with a special award for showing a great spirit in cricket, while Shooter RS Sodhi was also felicitated with Special Achievement award.

Veteran Writer Binalakshmi Nepram, who is also a founder of Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network, bagged the public service award.

Anna and his Team also bagged 'Indian Of The Year' award in Public Service. Singer KJ Yesudas received a Special Achievement award at the Indian of the year ceremony.

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