Hyderabad, March 3, 2016: Minister KT Rama Rao is going to add another feather in his cap of achievements. The innovative, futuristic and tech-savvy IT, Panchayat Raj and MAUD Minister KT Rama Rao has been selected for the prestigious Skoch Award in the Start Up India category for the work in establishing the path breaking tech incubator T-Hub.

The Skoch Challenger of the year Award’ will be conferred on KT Rama Rao on March 19 in New Delhi, Skoch Group in a communiqué stated. Instituted in 2003, Skoch Challenger Awards – the highest independently instituted civilian honours – have been conferred on some of the best brains from across the country for their efforts in the area of digital, financial and social inclusion.

The committee took note of Minister KTR’s efforts, over the last 20 months, in Governance and building world class start up ecosystem in Telangana, specifically T-Hub. The Skoch Group invited Sri KT Rama Rao for receiving the award and delivering a keynote address on the measures to be taken to foster start-up ecosystem in the country.

P. Chidambaram, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, C. Rangarajan, Vijay Kelkar, Deepak Parekh will be the prominent speakers at the event. Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu is selected for the Skoch Lifetime Achievement Award.