STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: An IAS officer from Jammu & Kashmir, Mohammad Aijaz Asad has been selected for Rashtriya Gaurav Award for his outstanding achievements in the field of Administration and Literature. The award is given by India International Friendship Society (IIFS) to a few extraordinary Indian citizens who have achieved excellence in various fields such as Education, Politics & Social Work, Fine Arts, Industry & Science and Technology, etc. The past recipients of ‘Rashtriya Gaurav Award’ include Beatified Mother Teresa; former Vice-President B.D. Jatti; Governors like Keshari Nath Tripathi Governor of West Bengal; Gen J J Singh (Rtd) Ex-Governor of Arunachal Pradesh; Justice M. Fathima Beevi; Justice P.N. Bhagwati; Former Air-Chief-Marshal N.C. Suri; Former Election Commissioner GVG Krishnamurthy; Former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Prem Kumar Dhumal; Speakers like Dinesh Oraon(Jharkhand); Kavinder Gupta Speaker (J&K); Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan; Ghazal Singer Pankaj Udas; Medical Sector entrepreneurs like Dr Naresh Trehan, Dr B.K. Goyal and many many other distinguished personalities in various Fields. Aijaz is a 2012 batch IAS officer and is presently posted as Managing Director of Kashmir Power Discom (KPDCL) and has served as Deputy Commissioner of districts in Jammu as well as in Kashmir divisions. Aijaz holds the record of being the first from border district of Poonch to have got selected into premier Engineering College of IIT Delhi from where he completed his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds distinction of being the first from Poonch District after 1947 to make it to the Indian Administrative Service. The award ceremony shall be held in Delhi, the schedule for which has not been fixed yet due to COVID-19.
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