Guests of Honour
- Mr. Suresh Prabhu
- (Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Govt. of India)
- Smt. Jayawantiben Mehta
- (Union Minister of State for Power, Govt. of India)
- Mr. Ram Jethmalani
- Smt. Prabha Rau
Priyadarshni Academy’s internationally recognised Global Awards for the year 2000 honours the following eminent personalities who have made significant contributions in their respective fields.
Dr. Frene Ginwala, Speaker, National Assembly, South Africa. Receiving the Global Award for outstanding contribution for Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy from Mr. Suresh Prabhu.
Mr. Katsuhiko Machida, President, Sharp Corporation, Japan. Receiving the Harish Mahindra Memorial Global Award for outstanding contribution to Corporate Social Responsibility at the hand of Mr. Ram Jethmalani and Mrs. Anuradha Mahindra
Sir Adrian Cadbury, Former Chairman, Cadbury Schweppers PLC, U.K. Receiving the Global Award for Life Time Achievement for Excellence in Corporate Governance from Smt. Prabha Rau.
Dr. Joel A. Kurtzman, Lead Partner, Thought Leadership, Price Waterhouse Cooper, U.S.A. Receiving the Global Award for outstanding contribution in the Area of Intellectual Capital Development from Mr. Ramrao Adik.
Dr. Saul K. Fenster, President, NJIT, New Jersey, U.S.A. Receiving the Global Award for outstanding contribution in the Field of Education from Mr. Anil Deshmukh.
Mr. Johan Weyts, MP, Belgium. Receiving the Global Award for outstanding contribution towards Development of International Relations from Mr. Ram Jethmalani.
Dr. Stanley Ho, Group Executive Chairman, Shun Tak Holding Ltd., Hong Kong. Receiving Global Award for the outstanding contribution for the Development of International Trade and Business from Smt. Jayawantiben Mehta.
Mr. Murij Manghnani, Executive Vice Chairman, Intra Group, Dubai. Receiving the Priyadarshni Academy's Overseas Indian Award from Mr. Nana Chudasama.
Yogachariya Shri B. K. S. Lyengar, renowned Yoga Exponent. Receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award for the service rendered in the field of Yoga from Mr. Suresh Prabhu.
Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Leader of Opposition, Maharashtra Legislative Council, Mumbai. Receiving the Public Service Award for outstanding contribution towards Infrastructure Development from Mr. Suresh Prabhu.
Dr. Vijay P. Bhatkar, Chairman. ETH Research Lab, Pune Receiving the National Award for outstanding contribution for the Advancement of Information Technology from Smt. Jayawantiben Mehta./p>
Mr. Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways, Mumbai. Receiving the National Award for outstanding contribution to Aviation and Travel Sector from Mr. Suresh Prabhu.
Ms. Aishwarya Rai, renowned Film Actress. Receiving the Smita Patil Memorial Award for Best Actress from Mr. Suresh Prabhu.