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Dr Prakash Kotwal, Dr Bipin Batra honoured with T P Jhunjhunwala National Excellence Award

New Delhi. Dr Bipin Batra, executive director, National Board of Examinations (NBE) and Dr Prakash P Kotwal, professor and head of the orthopaedics department, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi have been honoured with the 26th T P Jhunjhunwala National Excellence Award for their outstanding contribution to the field of higher medical education and reconstructive orthopaedic surgery respectively.

Dr Prakash Kotwal receiving the T P Jhunjhunwala National Excellence Award from HRD Minister Smriti Irani at a function held in New Delhi on January 24, 2016.
Dr Prakash Kotwal receiving the T P Jhunjhunwala National Excellence Award from HRD Minister Smriti Irani at a function held in New Delhi on January 24, 2016.
(From L-R) Dr Bipin Batra, Shila Jhunjhunwala, Smriti Irani, Dr Yatish Agarwal
(From L-R) Dr Bipin Batra, Shila Jhunjhunwala, Smriti Irani, Dr Yatish Agarwal

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Zubin Irani presented the Awards to Dr Batra and Dr Kotwal at a function held here on Sunday.

Speaking on the occasion, the minister laid emphasis on the need to develop a holistic education programme suited to the needs of the citizens of the country.

Dr Yatish Agarwal and Shila Jhunjhunwala, trustees of the T P Jhunjhunwala Foundation, spoke about the philanthropic and missionary contribution of the Foundation in the field of care of the disabled, healthcare and education.

With a doctorate in radiodiagnosis and a master’s degree in public health and management, Prof Bipin Batra is a global thought leader in the field of higher medical education, according to a statement.

A gifted clinician and a teacher who stands deeply committed to patient care, Prof Prakash Kotwal has made significant contribution to clinical research. He has authored and edited a number of works, and has been a recipient of the Paul R Manske International Award for the year 2013 celebrating his work on congenital malformations of the upper extremities, the statement said.

The award ceremony was followed by a live Sufi concert by Ankit Batra and his band the Soulful Raaga.

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