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Bangalore : We often come across numerous cliche events which are celebrated in our country and across the globe; but there are various days which go unnoticed by many. Apart from the local, national and international events, there are certain occasions that take place to commemorate the achievements of NRIs, one such event being the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
Pravasi Bharaiya Divas is celebrated in India on 9 January every year in an Indian City. This day is specially dedicated to the Indian citizens residing abroad. As a part of the program, Pravasi Bharatiya Sammam Award (PBSA) is conferred every year, since its establishment in 2003.

This year the event was held in Kochi on the 7th, 8th and 9th where Rajkeshwar Puryaag was the chief guest. Fifteen people were competing for this honor of great regard and amongst them; there were two Indian Americans who have managed to be a part of the glorious recognition.

Narendra Ramakrishna Kumar and Subhash Razdan are the two prestigious people from the U.S.

Narendra Kumar is conferred for his service in the healthcare sector. He is serving as the AAPI secretary currently, and has taken up responsibilities in different avenues from the past decade. His contributions involve social, political, professional and ethical arenas.

On the other hand, Subhash Razdan is the mighty man who played a major role in laying a foundation to Gandhi Foundation USA. Located in Georgia, the organization facilitates Trade and Commerce between Georgia and Asia-Pacific countries. He is an innovator, thinker, writer and well known social personality.

A philanthropist by nature, he has many social causes to his credit. He has helped victims during disasters in India and in the U.S. With various accolades, he is a simple person and is a frequent guest at the radio, TV and in the print as well. ] Other NRI’ s who were selected for this prestigious award are Prof Dr Gursharan Singh Chhatwal (Australia) Asgj Sganvgnak Vaswabu (Guniea) Community service, Indian Doctors forum Kuwait (Community service), Tan Sri Ravindran Menon (Malaysia) community service, Dr Rasik Vihari Joshi (Mexico) Literature and Dr Satebdra Kumar Singh (new Zealand) Community service, Gilbert Canabady Moutien(Reunion Island) Business), Mohammed Raveeh Karuvanthodi (Saudi Arabia) Ismail Ebrahim Ebrahim (South Africa) public service, Bava Pandalingal (UAE) Community service, Patricia and Maria Rozario (UK) music , reports web India

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