Dr Randeep Guleria conferred Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence

Vice President of India congratulated the AIIMS New Delhi's Director for his stellar role in creating awareness during the pandemic

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New Delhi: The incumbent Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Dr. Randeep Guleria has been conferred the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence, 2021.
Congratulating Dr. Guleria, Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu said “I am delighted to know that the 22nd Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence for this year has been conferred upon Padma Shree Dr. Randeep Guleria, a renowned pulmonologist. I cannot think of a worthier recipient for this distinguished award instituted in the name of one of the greatest sons of India.”
“Dr. Randeep Guleria’s stellar role in creating awareness about the pandemic in recent times has not only been reassuring for all of us but has also soothed the frayed nerves of every person who has met, seen, or heard him speak on multiple forums on various aspects related to Covid-19 pandemic. We see in him the commander-in-chief of India’s dedicated army of frontline warriors who have been selflessly waging a tireless battle against Covid-19”, the Vice President said.
“AIIMS-New Delhi Director is widely respected for his ground-breaking work in his chosen field and is known to be a highly efficient and dedicated hospital administrator, as well. The devotion with which he has nurtured the Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders in AIIMS, makes one wonder at times whether it was part of God’s design that Dr. Guleria was there for us in these trying times of the pandemic. I congratulate Dr Randeep Guleria once again on being conferred this prestigious award which he so richly deserves,” Mr. Naidu added.
Mr. Naidu also praised the doctors across the country and other frontline warriors, including nurses, technicians, security personnel, farmers and sanitation workers for their selfless service during the pandemic.
Mr. Anil Shastri, Chairman, Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management was also present on the occasion.