The Krishna District Lorry Owners Association has received the prestigious Mahindra Transport Excellence Award in the Driver Training Category, according to a press release of the association general secretary Nagumothu Raja on Friday. The Mahindra and Mahindra Chairman Anand Mahindra handed over the award in New Delhi recently to the association president Koneru Venkata Ramesh. Union Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel and other officials were present at the ceremony in which a certificate, memento and Rs.1.01 lakh was given as part of the award for 2012.