- Mr. Sharad Pawar
- (Chief Minister of Maharashtra)
Priyadarshni Academy’s internationally recognised Silver Jubilee Global Awards for the year 2008 honours the following eminent personalities who have made significant contributions in their respective fields.
Mr. Nari H. Gursahani, Senior Advocate, President, Constitutional Forum of India, International Sindhi Panchayats Federation. Receiving the Educational Award from Ms. Poonam Dhillion.
Mr. P. S. Deodhar, leading industrialist in the Electronics field. Receiving the National Award for Harnessing Technology for National Development from Mr. Sharad Pawar.
Mr. Anand Mahendroo, Managing Director, Video City India Ltd. Receiving the National Award for Prevention of Drug Addiction from Mr. Govindrao Adik.
Master Aditya Narayan Jha, Versatile Child Singer. Receiving the Kishore Kumar Memorial Award for Music for Music from Ms. Meenakshi Sheshadri.
Ms. Manisha Koirala, renowned Film Actress. Receiving the Smita Patil Memorial Award for Best Actress from Mr. Sharad Pawar.
Mr. Prahlad P. Chhabria, Chairman, Finolex Group of Companies. Receiving the Sucessful Businessman of the year Award from Mr. Sharad Pawar.
Mr. Kapil Dev, Well known Cricketer National Award for Sports.
Late Shri Lalit N. Doshi, Secretary, Industry Dept. Government of Maharashtra. National Award for the Public Service.