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Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Medal / Prize

 

The Association, with the co-operation of the Foreign Service Institute of the Ministry of External Afairs and the family of Late Ambassador Bimal Sanyal, a distinguished member of the Service,  administers the award of (i) the “Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Prize" - for the Best IFS Officer Trainee each year and (ii) “Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Medal" for the Best dissertation  amongst the Officer Trainees of that batch.

 

The medals have been made possible through a corpus established in 1991 by the family of  Late Ambassador Sanyal.

 

The late Ambassador Sanyal served from 1948 to 1976, having earlier served in the Indian Navy. Fondly remembered by all his colleagues, he was a sincere and hardworking diplomat who pioneered many firsts in the service.  He was the very first  Secretary(ER) in the Ministry of External Affairs exclusively entrusted with ‘Economic Relations’ as a tool of diplomacy – that has since become a mantra for modern day diplomacy. After retirement, he served as the first Secretary General

of the Association of Iron Ore Exporting Countries, based in Geneva.

 

Originally, the competition for the Ambassador Sanyal Medal was open to all serving IFS officers, but since 2001 are being awarded to winners from amongst the graduating IFS Officer Trainees at the FSI.

 

Thereafter, till 2010, two medals were awarded annually, namely, "Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Gold Medal”, for the Best Officer Trainee and "Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Silver Medal”, for the Best Dissertation.

 

Since 2011, the Gold medal for the Best Probationer is being awarded by the Ministry of External Affairs. Hence, an "Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Prize” consisting of a book voucher worth Rs. 4,000 for the Best Officer Trainee and an "Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Gold/Silver Medal”, for the Best Dissertation is being awarded by the Association.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Asim Anwar receiving the Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Medal for Best Dissertation amongst the 2016 Batch of the I.F.S. from Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Hon'ble Minister for External Affairs.

 

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I.F.S. 2016 Batch

29 May 2017

 

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Shri Sanjay Singh, President of the Association of Indian Diplomats speaking on the occassion.

 

 

Previous Winners

 

 

Year

Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Gold Medal for Best Officer Trainee

Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Silver Medal for Best Dissertation

Date of Presentation

 

2004 Batch

Mr. P. S. Kartigeyan

Ms. Priyanka Chauhan

23 Jun 2006

 

2005 Batch

Ms. Muanpuii Saiawi

Ms. Muanpuii Saiawi

28 Jun 2007

 

2006 Batch

Dr. Binoy George

Ms. Archana Nair

13 Jun 2008

 

2007 Batch

Ms. Satwant Khanalia

Mr. Nandakumar N.

26 May 2009

 

2008 Batch

Ms. N. Subhashini

Ms. N. Subhashini

14 Jun 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Prize for Best Officer Trainee

Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Gold / Silver Medal for Best Dissertation

 

 

2009 Batch

Ms. Vidisha Maitra

Mr. Ashish Middha

29 Jun 2011

 

2010 Batch

Ms. Saswaty Dey

Mr. Maitrey Kulkarni

17 May 2012

 

2011 Batch

Ms. Manusmriti

Mr. Karthik Gurunathan Iyer

7 June 2013

 

2012 Batch

Ms. Priyanka Sohoni

Ms. Gitanjali Brandon

18 June 2014

 

2013 Batch

Ms Mansi Loiwal

Ms. Soumya Gupta

4 June 2015

 

2014 Batch

Ms. Nidhi Tewari

Ms. Nidhi Tewari

16 May 2016

 

2015 Batch

Mr. Saketa Raja Musinipallya

Mr. Aniket Patankar Chandrahaas

8 Jun 2016

 

2016 Batch

Mr. Asim Anwar

Mr. Ambarish Vemuri

29 May 2017

 

I.F.S. 2004 Batch   -     23 June 2006

 

I.F.S. 2005 Batch   -      28 June 2007

 

Shri P. S. Kartigeyan, Best Officer Trainee, and, and Ms. Priyanka Chauhan, Best Dissertation  - of the 2004 Batch, being congratulated by Shri Shyam Saran, Foreign Secretary

Ms. Muanpuii Saiawi of 2005 batch, winner of both Awards, receiving the  medals from Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav, Hon'ble Minister for Railways.

I.F.S. 2006 Batch       -        13 Jun 2008

Dr. Binoy George, Best Officer Trainee, and, Ms. Archana Nair, Best Dissertation,  - of the 2006 Batch, receiving their medals from Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon

   

I.F.S. 2007 Batch      -      26 May 2009

Ms. Satwant Khanalia of the 2007 Batch, winner of the 'Best Officer Trainee' Medal, with Shri N. Surie, Secretary (East), MEA, Ambassador K. V. Rajan, President, A.I.D. and (Late) Mrs Vina Sanyal.

Mr. Nandakumar N. of the 2007 Batch, winner of the 'Best Dissertation' Medal.

I.F.S. 2008 Batch    -     14 June 2010

Ms. N. Subhashini, of the 2008 Batch IFS, winner of the Gold and Silver Medals receiving the same from Smt. Niripama Rao, Foreign Secretary.

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Shri Satish Chandra, President of the Association, speaking at the special function.

Mr. Ashish Middha, of the 2009 Batch of the IFS, receiving the Medal for Best Dissertation from Shri E. Ahmed, Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs.

 

I.F.S. 2009 Batch

29 Jun 2011

Ms. Vidisha Maitra of the 2009 Batch of the IFS, Winner of the EAM's Medal for Best Officer Trainee, receiving the Book Prize  from Shri E. Ahmed, Hon'ble Minster of State for External Affairs

Mr. Maitrey Kulkarni  of the 2010 Batch of the IFS, Winner of the Medal for Best Dissertation receiving the Medal  from Shri E. Ahmed, Hon'ble Minster of State for External Affairs and  Mr. R. Rajagopalan, President of the Association of Indian Diplomats.

 

I.F.S. 2010 Batch

17 May 2012

Ms. Saswaty Dey, Winner of the EAM's Medal for Best Officer Trainee, receiving the Book Prize  from Shri E. Ahmed, Hon'ble Minster of State for External Affairs.

I.F.S. 2011 Batch

7 June 2013

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Ms. Manusmriti 'Best Officer Trainee' of the 2011Batch, receiving the "Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Prize” from Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister for External Affairs. Shri N. Surie, Vice President, A.I.D. applauds.

Mr. Karthik Gurunathan Iyer of the 2011 Batch of the IFS, receiving the "Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Medal”, for Best Dissertation from Shri N. Surie, Vice President, A.I.D.

 

Ms. Priyanka Sohoni, Winner of the EAM's Medal for Best Officer Trainee, receiving the Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Prize  from Smt. Sujata Singh, Foreign Secretary. Mr. Nalin Surie, President of the Association of Indian Diplomats is also seen.

I.F.S. 2012 Batch

18 June 2014

 

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Ms. Gitanjali Brandon, Winner of the Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Medal for Best Dissertation, receiving the Medal  from Smt. Sujata Singh, Foreign Secretary.

 

Ms Mansi Loiwal (Best officer Trainee) receiving the Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Prize (Book Grant of Rs. 5,000.00) from the Hon'ble External Affairs Minister

I.F.S. 2013 Batch

4 June 2015

 

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Ms. Soumya Gupta (Best Dissertation) receiving the Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Medal from the Hon'ble External Affairs Minister

 

 

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Ms. Nidhi Tewari of the 2014 Batch of the IFS, receiving the Medal for Best Dissertation from Gen.(Dr.) V. K. Singh, Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs.

 

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I.F.S. 2014 Batch

16 May 2016

 

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Ms. Nidhi Tewari of the 2014 Batch of the IFS, receiving the Prize for Best Officer Trainee from Gen.(Dr.) V. K. Singh, Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs and Shri Amitava Tripathi, President of the Association of Indian Diplomats.

 

 

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Mr. Saketa Raja Musinipallya of the 2015 Batch of the IFS, receiving the Prize for Best Officer Trainee from Gen.(Dr.) V. K. Singh, Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs.

 

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I.F.S. 2015 Batch

8 June 2016

 

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Mr. Aniket Patankar Chandrahaas of the 2015 Batch of the IFS, receiving the Medal for Best Dissertation from Gen.(Dr.) V. K. Singh, Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs. Shri Sanjay Singh, Vice President of the Association of Indian Diplomats is also seen in the picture.

 

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