Chandigarh, November 11, 2019-The Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Information & Broadcasting Shri Prakash Javadekar gave away 'Sat Paul Mittal National Awards' for 2019 at a function held in Ludhiana (Punjab) today. The winners were given a total cash prize of Rs. 12 Lakh along with citations for their contribution in various fields of health, education, environment, food, shelter, poverty alleviation, art, culture, child rights, welfare of the differently abled and women empowerment. The chairman of the Nehru SidhantKender Trust (NSKT) Shri Rakesh Bharti Mittal welcomed the minister.

Addressing the awards presentation function, Shri Javadekar said the whole world is celebrating 550th Prakash Purb (Birth Anniversary) of Guru Nanak Devji who preached the concept of "Naam Japo, Kirat Karo and Vand Chhako" (Chant the name of the God, perform your duty with honesty and hard work, and share whatever you earn with the needy). He said that the whole country has welcomed the Supreme Court's judgement on Ayodhya which proves that the peace is prevailing all over the country and a transformation is visible.

These awards are given every year for outstanding service to humanity. Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust was founded in the year 1983 by Late Shri Sat Paul Mittal.