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Priyadarshni Academy’s National Awards for the year 2000 honours the following eminent personalities who have made significant contributions in their respective fields.
Guests of Honour : Mr. Suresh Prabhu - Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Govt. of India
  Smt. Jayawantiben Mehta - Union Minister of State for Power, Govt. of India
  Mr. Ram Jethmalani - MP
  Smt. Prabha Rau - MP
Special Guests : Dr. Patangrao Kadam - Minister for Industries and Water Conservation,
Govt. of Maharashtra
  Mr. Ashok Chavan - Minister for Revenue and Protocol, Govt. of Maharashtra
  Mr. Anil Deshmukh - Minister of State for Education, Youth Welfare, Sports, Information & Public Relations, Govt. of Maharashtra
  Mr. Gopinath Munde - MLA
  Mr. Ramrao Adik - Senior Advocate
  Mr. Pramod Navalkar - MLC
  Mr. Nana Chudasama - Former Sheriff of Mumbai
Photo Gallery
Yogachariya Shri B. K. S. Lyengar, renowned Yoga Exponent.
Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Leader of Opposition, Maharashtra Legislative Council, Mumbai.
Receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award for the service rendered in the field of Yoga from Mr. Suresh Prabhu.
Receiving the Public Service Award for outstanding contribution towards Infrastructure Development from Mr. Suresh Prabhu.
Dr. Vijay P. Bhatkar, Chairman. ETH Research Lab, Pune.
Mr. Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways, Mumbai.
Receiving the National Award for outstanding contribution for the Advancement of Information Technology from Smt. Jayawantiben Mehta.
Receiving the National Award for outstanding contribution to Aviation and Travel Sector from Mr. Suresh Prabhu.
Mr. Aishwarya Rai, renowned Film Actress.
Receiving the Smita Patil Memorial Award for Best Actress from Mr. Suresh Prabhu.