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Skoch Lifetime achievement Award presented to Venkaiah Naidu

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Union urban Development minister M Venkaiah Naidu was conferred with the Skoch Lifetime Achievement Award at 43rd SKOCH summit held in New Delhi.

Flash points

  • Venkaiah Naidu was selected for the award for his contributions to inclusive growth and towards poverty alleviation in IndiaSkoch Lifetime Achievement Award conferred on Venkaiah Naidu
  • IT minister of Telangana State KT Rama Rao was awarded the Skoch Award in the Startup India category for his initiative in establishing the path breaking tech incubator T-Hub

Skoch Challenger Award

  • These awards were instituted in 2003 as the highest independently instituted civilian honours.
  • These were have been conferred on some of the best brains from across the country for their efforts in the area of digital, financial and social inclusion.

Points to note

  • Union minister of urban development and parliamentary affairs-Venkaiah Naidu