Mumbai: Reserve Bank's Governor Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday was awarded the 'Governor of the Year' award for 2023 by the Central Banking Publications for captaining the financial markets through the turbulent periods of the pandemic and the crippling impact of the Ukraine war. Former governor Raghuram Rajan was the first to be conferred the title back in 2015 from the country.
Das has captained critical reforms, overseen world-leading payments innovation and steered the country through difficult times with a steady hand and well-crafted turn of phrase. The Central Banking Publications is a financial publisher specialising in public policy and financial markets, with an emphasis on central banks, and international financial institutions. The publication said that Indian economy came through one of the greatest threats it has ever faced with relatively minimal scarring.
Addressing the award ceremony, Das said, "A war effort has to be mounted, and is being mounted, to combat the virus, involving both conventional and unconventional measures in continuous battle-ready mode. Life in the time of Covid-19 has been one of unprecedented loss and isolation. Yet, it is worthwhile to remember that tough times never last; only tough people and tough institutions do."
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