P. C. Chandra Puraskaar 2014 was conferred upon the internationally acclaimed flautist of India, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia on the eve of the Founder’s Day of the organization. This event took place at the Science City auditorium in the presence of eminent personalities like Shri. Altamas Kabir, Shri Binoy Kumar Chandra, Shri Abhijit Laha and Shri Amitava Chandra.
The P.C. Chandra Puraskaar was introduced in the year 1993 as a tribute to the founding father of the P. C. Chandra Group, the late Purna Chandra Chandra. The P. C. Chandra Puraskaar has been awarded since its inception to many iconic personalities like Late Manna De, Sourav Ganguly, Anju Bobby George, Hema Malini, Gulzaar, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Mrinal Sen and many more. The people who get this award are some of the illustrious names in their respective fields and have excelled to great heights making the country proud of their achievements.
On the occasion of the Founder’s Day celebrations, P. C. Chandra Group also unveiled their new logo celebrating seventy five years of their golden journey in this business. Speaking on the event, Shri Amitava Chandra said “We are associated with this industry for seventy five years now. The journey has been illustrious as we have been able to retain the faith and trust of the customers and also maintain the good quality of work”.
Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, the recipient of this year’s award said “I am overwhelmed on receiving this award. The prize amount is huge and I will spend it on my musical school. In my limited way I will be helping students to get better training in music. This will be a good way of contributing to their well being as their Guru”.
Merit scholarships were also handed over to the children of the employees of this organization for academic excellence in their board examinations. Veteran employees were given long service awards for their service and loyalty.