FedEx CEO Raj Subramaniam Receives Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award
On 15 April, FedEx CEO Raj Subramaniam received the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award, India's highest civilian honour for persons of Indian origin and the diaspora.
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Due to travel restrictions, Subramaniam was presented the award by India's ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, at a ceremony held at India House.
Subramaniam is a prominent Indian-American business leader.
About Pravasi Bhartiya Samman
It is an award given by the Government of India to persons of Indian origin and diaspora who have made significant contributions in their respective fields.
The award was instituted on 9 January 2003 coinciding with the celebrations ofPravasi Bharatiya Divas,also known as Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
Recipients of this award are selected on the basis of their achievements in various fields including science, business, arts and philanthropy.
Pravasi Bharatiya Samman is considered to be the highest civilian award given by India to persons of Indian origin living outside the country.
The objective of the award is to recognize and honour the contribution made by the Indian diaspora in enhancing the image of India in the international community.
Founded - 5 May 1971 United States
Founder - Frederick W. Smith
Headquarters - Memphis, Tennessee, United States
President - Raj Subramaniam
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