V V Giri Memorial Award conferred on Prof Kannan

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New Delhi, Aug 8 (UNI) Union Minister of Labour and Employment Oscar Fernandes conferred the V V Giri Memorial Award 2008 on Prof K P Kannan, Member, National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector for his outstanding research work in 'Social Security Measures for Labour, here today.

The award of Giri National Labour Institute, an autonomous body of Ministry of Labour also carries a cash prize of Rs 100,000 and a citation. The theme chosen for the award being given in the year 2008 is 'Social Security Measures for Labour' with special reference to India.

The institute has recently introduced this special award to be conferred on scholars for their outstanding contributions in the studies concerning Labour.

Professor Kannan, the recipient of this year's award, is a distinguished academician and development economist who has done considerable work in the area of social security and has several publications to his credit.

The award ceremony was preceded by a Workshop on 'Social Security Programmes in India : Initiatives and Delivery System. It was aimed at exploring ways and means to extend social security measures to unorganised sector of workers which was attended by a large number of trade union bodies and leaders from informal sector workers.


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