Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award 2023
President Draupadi Murmu honored 27 overseas Indians with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award on 10 January 2023 at the concluding session of the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention.
An Overview of the news
It is the highest award given to overseas Indians for their distinguished contributions and achievements abroad.
Chief among the recipients of the award were Guyana President Mohamed Irfan Ali and Suriname President Chandrika Prasad Santokhi. In this context, some of the major award recipients, their country and related field have been mentioned as follows:
Awardee Country Region
Archana Sharma Switzerland Science and Technology
Reena Pushkarna Israel Business and Social Welfare
Vaikuntham Iyer Canada Education, Health, Clean Tech.
Shivakumar Nadesan Sri Lanka Community Welfare
Jagdish Chennupati Australia Science, Technology, Education
Sanjeev Mehta Bhutan Education
Dilip Lundo Brazil Art-Culture-Education
Alexander Maliakale Brunei Medicine
Joginder Singh Nijjar Croatia Art & Culture
Ramji Prasad Denmark IT
Kannan Ambalam Ethiopia Community Welfare
Selection of Honor Recipients
The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman recipients are selected by a committee headed by the Vice President. In which the External Affairs Minister (S Jaishankar) is its Vice-Chairman. While other members of the committee come from different places.
According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the committee considers the nominations for the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award and unanimously the winners are selected.
The awardees are expatriates who have made a mark abroad through their work in different fields.
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