Pune bags 8 Padma awards for 2012!

President Pratibha Patil approved the conferment of Padma Awards 2012. This year the president has approved 109 awards including one duo case (counted as one) and 14 in the category of foreigners/non-resident Indians/ Persons of India Origin/ posthumous. These comprise five Padma Vibhushan, 27 Padma Bhushan and 77 Padma Shri Awards. There are 19 ladies among the awardees.

For Pune it has indeed been a memorable year at the awards. Eight prominent personalities from Pune recieved the awards. As a mark of respect and acknowledgement towards these luminaries, Sixth Element undertook a CSR campaign across prominent hoardings in Pune.

Olympics 2012: Gagan Narang shoots bronze; India's 1st medal

Pune's very own Gagan Narang provided the spark to India's Olympic campaign by clinching the bronze medal in the men's 10 m air rifle event.

Giving the country its first medal in the current Olympics, 29-year-old Gagan Narang lived upto expectations to claim the bronze, the third shooting medal in India's Olympic history.


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