It was a surprising announcement by Shri. Bhatnagar as it was a not expected by staff. When Mr. Raman (A.E.) was selected from Engineering wing for this award all present in auditorium were astonished. There was endless clapping after announcement and when Memento was presented all audience gave standing ovation. It is impossible to describe Mr. Raman's contribution for AIR Pune in brief. He is an asset for AIR Pune and this department. Mr. Raman means very simple, always humble and loconic. He may be called encyclopedia of AIR Pune. Every staff member of AIR Pune was expecting that Mr. Raman should be honoured and Shri. Bhatnagar fulfilled this wish.
Smt. Jyotsna Ketkar (PEX) from Programme Wing was honoured with this award. Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad(BCS),Indian Student Parliament, is a programme,one of its kind,held by M.I.T.School of Government.They claim it to be the largest classroom of India and the world with over 10,000 politically active students and youth annual conclave to create future political leaders for world's largest democracy. AIR Pune was Radio partner of this event. In this exibition AIR Pune's stall was received overwhelming response. The exhibit of archieval eqipment and musical instruments as well as the dummy studio giving a unique experience of AIR recording was main attraction. This and many such events were successfully orgenised by Smt. Ketkar. Shri. Bhatnagar appreciated her dedicated work of attarcting young generation towards Radio and as a compliment presented Memento to Smt. Ketkar.
Shri. Pagare (Sr. A.O.) was announced "Best Employee of the Year" from Account and Administration Wing. Shri. Bhatnagar acknowledged his positive approch towards his work and mentioned that with his helpful nature and active participation, AIR Pune had successfully organised many public events throughout this year. He was honoured with Memento presented.
At last Shri. Bhatnagar announced Shri. Ranjekar's(A.E.) name for "Best Employee of the Year" for overall performance and contribution throughout the year catagory. Being a major station AIR Pune is organising many events. Mr. Ranjekar is not only extending technical help but also performing major role as organiser. Day and night he is working in the office and making every event successful. Hence he was selected for this award.