The Manjunath Shanmugam Integrity Award 2008 - Nomination

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The Manjunath Shanmugam Trust (MST) is an initiative of IIM alumni across the world, who have joined hands to improve governance in Indian public life. Manjunath Shanmugam was an IIML alumnus and an IOCL Sales Manager, who was murdered on 19 November 2005 at Lakhimpur Khiri, UP. Manjunath refused bribes and ignored threats to fight oil adulteration. All the accused were found guilty, with the main accused given the death sentence and the rest, life imprisonment.


On 19 November, 2006 - Manju's death anniversary, the trust announced the Manjunath Shanmugam Integrity Award to honor and encourage person/s or institutions who are working to uphold the values of truth and honesty in Indian public life. The first Integrity Award was presented by Mr. Narayana Murthy on 24th March 2007 to Prof. R.P. Singh, Vice Chancellor, Lucknow University .


We invite nominations for the second Integrity Award to be presented in February 2008.


The award carries a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and a citation.


MST is looking at deserving candidates who have worked to rectify corrupt practices in government, public or corporate life. The nominees are evaluated on the basis of


1. The gravity of the situation - impact on society,


2. The corrective action undertaken and


3. The extent of difficulty faced by nominee in correcting the situation.


The valid entries will be assessed by a panel of distinguished jurors, drawn from the corporate sector as well as public life. 


Nominations are being accepted now, with details and form available on the MST's website The form can also be requested on email at or by fax to 022-66459666. The forms can be filled up by the nominee him/herself or by a third party nominating the person.


The completed nomination forms can be sent to the following address:


MST Awards, C\O Alumni Cell, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, Prabandh Nagar, Off Sitapur Road, Lucknow - 226013


The Last date for receiving nominations is Nov 30, 2007


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