Engro Corporation to Honour Lifetime Accomplishments at the First Engro Excellence Awards
Karachi, December 7, 2010: Engro Corporation Limited announced the first Engro Excellence Awards 2011, at a press conference today. These Awards aim to become an annual prestigious civilian award ceremony in Pakistan. The recipients which could be individuals or institutions will be selected based on lifetime accomplishment and excellence in their respective fields and will receive a cash prize of PKR 5 Million each at an exclusive award ceremony.
The first Engro Excellence Awards will recognize the contributions of three worthy recipients, one each from the fields of social and humanitarian services, literature and physical & applied sciences. Nominees are to be adjudicated by a jury comprising of five of Pakistan’s most esteemed and respected personalities, each of whom is considered a symbol of excellence and beacons of hope in their relevant fields. Dr. Ishrat Hussain is the Chairman of the jury, and will be assisted by Dr. Iqbal Chowdhry, Dr. Nafis Sadik, Prof. Anita Ghulam Ali and Mr. Iftikhar Arif.
Dr Ishrat Hussain, Chairman of the Jury highlighted, “I am extremely delighted that Engro Corp has taken this noble initiative to recognize the services of eminent Pakistanis who have excelled and made outstanding contributions in their respective fields. I hope that each year these awards will inspire many younger Pakistanis to dedicate themselves to hard work so that they can excel in their professional lives.
In a general atmosphere of negativism and cynicism prevailing in the country. Engro Corp deserves our gratitude for providing this platform to showcase our successes and achievements. Only those nations who recognize and revere their meritorious citizens can succeed, make headway and prosper.”
Asad Umar, President and Chief Executive, Engro Corp said, “Pakistani's have demonstrated excellence in almost every field of life. We need to recognize and celebrate these achievements so that we can inspire the next generation of Pakistani's to emulate or even surpass the achievements of these icons.”
Leading Pakistanis honored at the 2nd Engro Excellence Awards Karachi, February 11, 2012: Engro Corp. held a ceremony to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of three eminent Pakistanis chosen as the recipients of the Engro Excellence Awards 2012. These awards have been developed as annual awards for the people of Pakistan, and the recipients of this year’s awards were Dr. Adeeb Rizvi/SIUT for Social and Humanitarian Services, Dr. Hafeez A. Pasha for Social Sciences and Shahid Sajjad for Arts. Dr. Ishrat Husain, Chairman of the Jury highlighted, “I am extremely delighted that Engro Corp. has taken this noble initiative to recognize the services of eminent Pakistanis who have excelled and made outstanding contributions in their respective fields. The enthusiastic response we have received shows that the people of Pakistan want efforts of other Pakistanis who have made a difference acknowledged and recognized in front of the world. ” Asad Umar, President and Chief Executive, Engro Corp. highlighted, “The success of the first Engro Excellence Awards encouraged us to build on the promise of enabling excellence in the country year on year. These awards are a testament to the excellence of Pakistanis who need to be actively promoted as role models for our youth. Our country has a bright future and I believe as individuals it is our responsibility to promote the positive aspects of Pakistan to the world.” The process of determining nominees and winners for awards was carried out by an independent jury comprising of seven of Pakistan’s most esteemed personalities, each of whom is considered a symbol of excellence in their relevant fields. Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Chairman of the jury, was assisted by Dr. Iqbal Choudhary, Dr. Nafis Sadik, Prof. Anita Ghulam Ali, Mr. Iftikhar Arif, Ms. Nasreen Kasuri and Ms. Noor Jehan Bilgrami. The recipients were selected based on lifetime of accomplishments and excellence in their respective fields and were presented an Engro Excellence Medallion as well as a cash prize of PKR 5 million each.
The Engro Excellence Awards and its ceremony have been developed to redefine the standards for excellence to honor Pakistan’s finest talent. The awards ended on a high note with live performances to celebrate the occasion.