Mumbai Municipal Commissioner I.S. Chahal Honoured With Global ‘Covid Crusader Award-2020’
- Indian Masterminds Bureau
- Published on 28 Sep 2020, 11:47 pm IST
- 2 minutes read
Mr Chahal got his due howsoever late the recognition might have come
- Former BMC Commissioner IS Chahal
Iqbal Singh Chahal, I.A.S., Municipal Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, has become the first Indian bureaucrat to be recognised and receive global acknowledgment for his contribution in controlling the novel coronavirus infection in India’s financial capital and for working to ‘flatten the curve’ in congested areas of the city, including Asia’s biggest slum Dharavi.
The 1989-batch Maharashtra cadre officer – with 3 decades of rich and diverse experience with the Government of India and the Government of Maharashtra – has been conferred the top ‘Covid Crusader Award-2020’ by the Indo American Chamber of Commerce(IACC) in the Indian Bureaucrats Category.
The IACC, established in 1968, is the apex bi-lateral Chamber synergizing India-US Economic Engagement. The award was instituted by the IACC and the US Consulate in Mumbai. The award was conferred by the Hon. Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at a virtual ceremony.
‘It is my honour and privilege to receive this award and I accept this recognition with a sense of great humility. I am grateful to the Indo American Chamber of Commerce. I am also thankful to the jury. The 4 pillars of our Covid-19 fight namely testing, ambulances, patient management, hospital management, have all been put on auto pilot. I am sure the other nominees are equally competent and deserving and they are winners in their own right,’ Chahal said in his acceptance address.
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