Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2017 conferred

Posted on:10 Jan 2017 17:47:19
Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2017 conferred
10 January 2017 Current Affairs: The President of India Pranab Mukherjee has presented the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2017 to 30 personalities. The awards were presented during the occasion of the 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas held in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

In 2016, it was decided that the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas conventions will be held after an interval of two years. Therefore, the number of awards to be conferred for Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2017 has been doubled to 30.

For the year 2017, the jury also considered the contribution for achievements on philanthropic investments and charitable work in India and for contribution towards India’s development.

It is for the first time that an Indian woman living in Saudi Arabia was honoured with the Award. Zeenat Musarrat Jafri, along with her husband, set up the first Indian school in Riyadh in 1982. She was awarded for her contribution to the education of the Indian community.





























































































































































































Serial No. Name Country Field
1 Gorur Krishna Harinath Australia Community Service
2 Rajasekharan Pillai Valavoor Kizhakkathil Bahrain Business
3 Antwerp Indian Association Belgium Community Service
4 Nazeer Ahamed Mohamed Zackiriah Brunei Community Service
5 Mukund Bhikhubhai Purohit Canada Business
6 Nalinkumar Sumanlal Kothari Djibouti Community Service
7 Vinod Chandra Patel Fiji Social Service
8 Raghunath Marie Antonin Manet France Arts & Culture
9 Lael Anson E. Best Israel Medical Science
10 Sandip Kumar Tagore Japan Arts & Culture
11 Ariful Islam Libya Community Service
12 Tan Sri Dato Dr. Muniandy Thambirajah Malaysia Education and Community

Service
13 Pravind Kumar Jugnauth Mauritius Public Service
14 Antonio Luis Santos da Costa Portugal Public Service
15 Raghavan Seetharaman Qatar Business Management
16 Zeenat Musarrat Jafri Saudi Arabia Education
17 Singapore Indian Association Singapore Community Service
18 Carani Balaraman Sanjeevi Sweden Medicine
19 Susheel Kumar Saraff Thailand Business
20 Winston Chandarbhan Dookeran Trinidad & Tobago Public Service
21 Vasudev Shamdas Shroff United Arab Emirates Community Service
22 India Social and Cultural Centre, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Philanthropy and Community Service
23 Priti Patel United Kingdom Public Service
24 Neena Gill United Kingdom Public Service
25 Hari Babu Bindal USA Environmental Engineering
26 Bharat Haridas Barai USA Community Service
27 Nisha Desai Biswal USA Public Affairs
28 Mahesh Mehta USA Community Service
29 Ramesh Shah USA Community Service
30 Sampatkumar Shidramapa Shivangi USA Community Leadership

 



 

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