The award was presented jointly by Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs & Water Resources Government of India with Former Union Minister & Governor Tamilnadu, Dr.Bhishma Narain Singh, on the occasion of National Seminar on “Global Participation in India’s Economic Development” held on 6th January 2011 at Hotel Meridien, New Delhi to mark the Parvasi Bharatiya Divas for the year 2011.
Rt. Hon’ble Baroness Sandeep Verma (Minister in Waiting Govt. Of U.K.), Ms. Ruby Dhalla (Member Of Parliament From Canada), Sardar Joginder Singh (Chairman IIFS & Former CBI Director), Mr.Rohit Kochhar (Chairman & Managing Director Kochhar & Co.) were the dignitaries present on the award giving function.
Other achievers from IT Industry
Distinguished previous recipients include the late Nobel laureate Mother Teresa, Former Vice President B.D. Jatti, Governors like Justice M.Fathima Beevi, Gen G V Krishna Rao, Dr. Iqbal Singh Governor of Pondicherry, Air Chief Marshal N C Suri, Former CBI Director Joginder Singh, Former Governor Dr Bishma Narain Singh, Rt. Hon’ble Baroness Sandeep Verma, FRSA, Minister in Waiting Govt. Of U.K., Prof Rajiv Grover USA, Cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev, Olympic Silver Medalist in Hockey Dhanraj Pillay, Olympic Gold Medalist In Shooting Abhinav Bindra, Film Actors like Pran, Shammi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Dev Anand, Sunil Dutt, Jaya Prada and Raveena Tandon, Businessman like Vijay Mallya, and Ghazal Singer Pankaj Udhas and others.