P.C. Chandra Group Felicitated Kapil Dev at the 28th P.C.Chandra Puraskaar, 2021

(L-R) Uday Kumar Chandra, Managing Director, P.C.Chandra Jewellers, Kapil Dev, Hon'ble Min

News Desk, News Nation 360 : P. C. Chandra Puraskaar, the 28th edition of the annual national award from the P. C. Chandra Group was conferred upon one of India’s most iconic sports personalities Shri Kapil Dev. At P.C. Chandra Gardens, the award was given away to the 1st World Cup-winning former captain of the Indian Cricket Team in the presence of Chief Guest, Shri Subrata Mukherjee, Cabinet Minister of the Govt. of West Bengal and Shri Uday Kumar Chandra, Managing Director, PC Chandra Jewellers along with other esteemed dignitaries. The award ‘P.C. Chandra Puraskaar’ carries an honorarium of Rs. 15 lacs, which is tax-exempt. Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj, popularly also known as The Haryana Hurricane is one of the greatest pace bowlers India has ever produced. From the possession of several match-winning innings to become the country’s first captain to win ICC Cricket World Cup, 1983, is an evergreen achievement in India’s cricket history. He received two of India’s highest civilian honours the Padma Shri (1982) and the Padma Bhushan (1991) and was entitled as Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century. Needless to say, the

contribution by this legendary sportsman has pushed them several thousand steps forward to create the base of excellence in cricket that the country is today glorified for. Though the pandemic has decimated physical conferences and events, the Group conducted this ceremony in the presence of only a few esteemed guests keeping in mind the current safety protocols and following all safety measures. Speaking on the occasion, Uday Kumar Chandra, Managing Director, P.C. Chandra Group said that their annual award ceremony in reminiscence of their founding father late Purna Chandra Chandra allows them to honour veterans and multifaceted legends of their country. This year they are extremely proud and honoured to give away the PC Chandra Puraskaar to Kapil Dev. His stellar performance throughout the career span along with his extreme dedication, focus, vision and excellent leadership has made him an inspiration to the coming generations. His sincere thanks go to everyone for organizing the event adhering to all the safety protocols. They wish to take this legacy of P.C. Chandra Group forward, celebrating excellence.

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Report : Anustup Kundu