ISRO, Nobel Laureate Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan, Bollywood Actresses Katrina Kaif & Juhi Chawla were presented the Prestigious Priyadarshni Academy Global Awards 2016
The 32nd Priyadarshni Academy Global Awards, ended with gala fanfare. The event was graced by the presence of celebrities and renowned political dignitaries. The prestigious award function was held at Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai.
The awards were presented to individuals who have excelled in their respective fields, and were presented by elite dignitaries present at the award ceremony viz: Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister for Road Transport, Highways & Shipping and Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister for Railways. Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani, real estate tycoon, Chairman Priyadarshni Academy; and Mr. Nanik Rupani, Founder Chairman-Emeritus of Priyadarshani Academy and a versatile personality, were also present.
Priyadarshni Academy is a prominent Socio Cultural & Educational Academy, founded by Mr. Nanik Rupani, a true visionary. The academy excels in transforming dreams of the common man into reality and strives hard to honour people who make a difference to the society. Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani, is the Chairman of this prestigious Academy.
Mr Niranjan Hiranandani quoted, “The Global Awards Function of the Priyadarshni Academy saw luminaries from around the world being honored. The event was witnessed by the who’s who of the city who came out to support the Academy which completed its 32nd year. It was great to see our union ministers grace the event and share their thoughts on the current scenario in India”.
Mr. Nanik Rupani quoted, “Priyadarshni Academy’s Global Awards Function was a grand success with great many people thronging to the overflowing Regal room of Trident. Everyone was totally amiss with the choice of awardees – from Nobel laurate to social activists – and thanked the academy for fielding the best around the globe. They were completely amazed with the CVs of the trophy winners.
Actress Juhi Chawla quoted, “Am very touched, and honored to receive such a prestigious award in the midst of such August gathering … I had never imagined that my tiny good deeds would add up to this one day … I am especially thankful to Mr Nanik Rupani who himself is such a kind hearted, thoughtful and helpful gentleman, who thought I was worthy of such an honour”.
A total of seven awards were presented this year. The list is as follows;
List of Awardees:
Mr. Anshu Gupta ( Founder , Director of Goonj NGO ,Delhi) – Ramkrishna Bajaj Memorial Global Award for outstanding contribution to promoting the dignity of poor.
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO Institutional Award, Bangalore – which was received by Chairman Dr. A.S. Kiran Kumar,) – Priyadarshni Academy Global Award for outstanding contribution to the development of space science & technology.
Ms Katrina Kaif (Actress, Mumbai) – Smita Patil Memorial Award for Best Actor.
Ms Juhi Chawla Mehta (Actor & Social Activist, Mumbai) – Priyadarshni Academy Global Award for outstanding contribution to social causes.
Dr Venki Ramakrishnan ( Structural Studies Division MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology Cambridge UK) – Priyadarshni Academy Global Award for path Breaking Nobel Prize winning work on structure & function of Ribosomes
Dr. Frank – Jurgen Richter (Chairman Horasis, The Global Visions Community Switzerland) – Harish Mahindra Memorial Global Award for outstanding contributions to Global economy.
Dr. Uri Shani (Inventor & Entrepreneur in Agriculture & Water Technologies Israel) – Priyadarshni Academy Global Award for outstanding contributions to scientific research & development of innovative water technologies & water management.