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CM Sukhu Confers Gaurav Samman, Prerna Srot Awards On Himachal Day

The award was given during the 76th Himachal Day function at Kaza in Lahaul and Spiti, according to an official statement.

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Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu pictured here in the state assembly
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Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Saturday conferred the Himachal Gaurav Samman award to people who made unique contributions towards the society. 

The award was given during the 76th Himachal Day function at Kaza in Lahaul and Spiti, according to an official statement.

Lakesh Chandel, a Junior Basic Training (JBT) teacher in Chatt Primary School in Bilaspur district's Ghumarwin, was conferred the award for saving the life of 36 children during a landslide on the school building. 

Karnail Rana of Kangra district was conferred the award for preserving the culture and promoting the state's folklore through his songs, it said. 

Nem Chand of Solan district, presently posted as Superintendent in the State Secretariat, was honoured for his contribution in literary activities.

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Rani of Sirmaur, who is posted as assistant Sub Inspector in Solan district, was awarded for her achievements in sports. She bagged many medals in wrestling competitions at the national level, the statement added.  

The Civil Services award was conferred upon the National Health Mission Himachal Pradesh, TB eradication Team. 

The Prerna Srot Award was given to Padam Shree Nek Ram Sharma of Mandi district, Prem Singh Chauhan of Kotkhai in district Shimla and Captain Amaryot Singh, Executive Director of Pinegrove School Kasauli, it added.

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