Dr. Cyrus Poonawala, Chairman, Serum Institute of India, has been awarded the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak National Award. He announced that the award would be presented at an event on August 13. Under the Lokmanya Tilak Award, a memento along with Rs 1 lakh cash will be presented.
National Award: Lokmanya Tilak National Award for the Chairman of ‘Serum’.
Dr. Cyrus Poonawala, Chairman, Serum Institute of India (SII) has been nominated for the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak National Award-2021. Deepak Tilak, president of the Lokmanya Tilak Trust, announced on Friday that the award was given for Poonavala’s hard work in saving many lives by making the covid Shield vaccine in the event of a covid-19 pandemic. The award, along with a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, will be presented on August 13.
Dr. Cyrus Poonawala, Chairman, Serum Institute of India, a leading vaccine manufacturer, has been nominated for the prestigious award. Lokmanya Tilak Trust President Deepak Tilak on Saturday announced that this year’s Lokmanya Tilak National Award will be presented to him. Tilak said the award was in recognition of Cyrus Poonawala’s contribution to the production of the Kovishield vaccine to save many lives during the corona epidemic in the country and the world.
The serum company, headed by Cyrus Poonawala, has been credited with producing millions of doses of the vaccine and delivering them to the world. In addition, Tilak lauded Serum for being at the forefront of providing a wide range of vaccines at affordable prices. He announced that the award would be presented at an event on August 13. Under the Lokmanya Tilak Award, a memento along with Rs 1 lakh cash will be presented.
This prestigious award is presented annually on August 1 (Lokmanya Tilak Varthanthi). But Tilak revealed that the award will be made on August 13 in view of the situation with Corona this year. The award has been presented to celebrities who have rendered outstanding service in various fields in the country since 1983. Among the celebrities who received the award were Socialist leader SM Joshi, former prime ministers Indira Gandhi, Dr Manmohan Singh, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the late President Pranab Mukherjee and Infosys founder NR Narayanamurthy.