Chetan Shree Awardees

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Chetan Shree Awarde – 2021

Dr. Vijay Sankeshwar

Dr. Vijay Sankeshwar

Dr. Vijay Sankeshwar has over thirty years of experience in the transport industry and has received several awards, including the ‘Udyog Ratna’ from the Institute of Economic Studies, New Delhi, in 1994, the Aaryabhat Award in 2002, the Sir M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Award in 2007, and the Transport Samrat in 2008. He was named ‘Transport Personality of the Year’ at the India Road Transportation Awards (IRTA) in 2012. In 2020, the Government of India honored him with the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth highest civilian award.

Chairman and Managing Director and Promoter of
VRL Logistics Limited

Chetan Shree Awarde – 2022

Dr M. M. Joshi

Shri Jagadeesh Dyavappanavar, the Chairman of DKS Education Trust, holds an MSc in Mathematics and a PGDCA degree, with twenty years of teaching experience. Currently, he is the Head of the Science Department at Rural Polytechnic in Tarihal, Hubli. Besides being a respected teacher, he is also an excellent organizer. He serves as the honorary State President of the Aided Polytechnic Associations of Karnataka and is the Vice-Chairman of the Co-operative Education Society in Tarihal, Hubballi. He has valuable experience in managing educational organizations, including his role as Director of Dyavappanavar-Valasang Education Academy in Hubballi.

Founder of M M Joshi Eye Hospital, Hubballi

Dr M. M. Joshi

Chetan Shree Awarde – 2023

Shri Bharat B Khimji

Shri Bharat B Khimji

Shri Bharat B Khimji serves as the Chairman of Khimji Flow Equipment Pvt. Ltd., where he has provided leadership for more than thirty years. During his tenure, he has guided the company's evolution from producing just one product to offering a diverse array of industrial valves. His exceptional leadership has played a crucial role in establishing the company's success and reputation within the industry.

CEO at KFEL,
Chairman of Khimji Flow Equipment Pvt. Ltd

Chetan Shree Awarde – 2024

Shri Chandrakant Bellad

Shri Chandrakant Bellad is a former member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. He was elected to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from the Dharwad Assembly constituency in both 1994 and 1999. Additionally, he represented Hubli-Dharwad West from 2008 to 2013. During his tenure, he served as the President of the Border Area Development Authority from 2008 to 2013. Shri Bellad announced his retirement from active politics prior to the 2013 Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections.

Former MLA,
Chairman Karnataka Vidyavardhak Sangh, Dharwad

Shri Chandrakant Bellad