Awards and Distinctions

Awards, Distinctions and Positions currently held

Member of the National Integration Council (2014) under the Eminent Public Figures Category

Visitor’s (President of India) Nominee, Executive Council, Delhi University

Visitor’s (President of India) Nominee, Court, Pondicherry University

Member, Advisory Board, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy (The Hindu Newspaper)

Trustee, South Asia Foundation (India Chapter)

Adviser, Madanjeet Singh Foundation

Adviser, Manipal University

Columnist with The Hindu, The Hindustan Times and Mail Today newspapers

Founder Chairman, the Darshan Trust, Jaipur

Founder/Vice Chairman and Principal Donor, The Lepra India Trust

Awarded the Mazzini Prize by the Govt. of Italy (2005)

Awarded the NDTV "Indian of the Year Award" (2009) as India’s Icon

Awarded the NDTV "Indian of the Year Award" (2013) as India’s Icon

Chairman, Governing Body of College of Vocational Studies, New Delhi w.e.f. 30 July, 2015 for One Year