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June - July 2007
The India International Foundation 3rd Annual Awards
Millennium Gloucester Hotel in West End, London was the venue of glittering Awards
ceremony organised by the India International Foundation, a UK-based non-governmental
body set up for promoting worldwide science, art and culture of India.
Welcoming the guests, the President, Mr. Hardyal S Luther, said that these awards are decided by a high profile panel of judges. Pointing out the progress made by Indian democracy he said,”Nuclear Scientist, Dr Abdul Kalam, Muslim by religion, is the President of India. Mr Manmohan Singh, internationally renowned economist, Sikh by religion, is the Prime Minister. Now, where will you find such secular democracy in the world. It is only in India.
He further added that the Foundation will organise more eye cataract and fixing artificial limbs operations in various parts of India. The Foundation will also award up to 50 scholarships to the poor chidren in India.
Baroness Usha Prashar, presenting the awards, praised the way the award winners were selected and appreciated the varous charitable work being done by the Foundation.
Among the various recipients of these awards ware Mr Rasik H. Patel (Business), Dr N.M Nandakumara, Director Bhratiya Vidya Bhavan (Art & Culture), Lord Kaan Bilimoria CBE (Industry), Prof. Bharat Jasani (Medicine), Mr Fauja Singh (Sports).
Other recipients are: