25TH ANNIVERSARY GLOBAL AWARDS

Priyadarshni Academy’s internationally recognised Silver Jubilee Global Awards for the year 2009 honours the following eminent personalities who have made significant contributions in their respective fields.

Chief Guest

  • Mr. Vilasrao Deshmukh
  • (Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra)

Special Guest of Honour

  • Mr. Praful Patel
  • (Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Govt. of India)

Guest of Honour

  • Dr. Michael Noble
  • (Executive Chairman, Nobel Charitable Trust)
  • Mr. Jayantrao Patil
  • (Minister for Finance & Planning, Govt. of Maharashtra.)
  • Dr. R. A. Mashelkar
  • (Chairman, Global Awards Advisory Committee)

Special Guests :

  • Mr. Suresh Prabhu
  • (M.P.)
  • Dr. Indu Shahani
  • (Sheriff of Mumbai)
  • Mr. Milind Deora
  • (M.P.)
  • Mr. Anand G. Mahindra
  • (VC & MD, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd)
  • Mr. Nana Chudasama
  • (World Chairman, Giants International)

PHOTO GALLERY

Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, Chairman, Priyadarshni Academy Global Awards Advisory Committee and Dr. Michael Nobel, Executive Chairman, Nobel Charitable Trust, are seen lighting the traditional lamp on the occasion of Priyadarshni Academy’s Silver Jubilee Global Awards Function held on September 19, 2008 in Mumbai. Seen in the picture from left are: Shri. Jayantrao Patil, Minister for Finance & Planning, Government of Maharashtra, Chief Minister Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh and Shri Nanik Rupani, Chairman, Priyadarshni Academy.

Chief Minister Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh addressing the Function.

Mr. Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO, Research In Motion Ltd., Canada, receiving the Harish Mahindra Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Innovative Leadership in Business

Dr. Rumi Beramji, Orthopaedician, Mumbai, receiving the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Services.

Mr. Robert Hagerty, Chairman & CEO, Polycom, Inc., U.S.A., receiving the Award for Contribution to Unified Communication and Business Innovation.

Mr. Steve Killelea, Chairman, Integrated Research Ltd., Australia receiving Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Social and Business Innovation.

Mr. S. R. (Mac) Maharaj, Leader, South Africa, Chairman, receiving Award for Outstanding Contribution to Human Rights.

Mr. Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC Ltd., Mumbai, India, receiving Award for Outstanding Contribution to Banking and Financial Services.

Mr. Tulsi Tanti, Chairman & MD, Suzlon Energy Ltd., Pune, India, receiving Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Wind Energy.

Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, U.S.A. receiving Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of International Diplomacy, from Dr. Michael Nobel, Executive Chairman, Nobel Charitable Trust, on September 19, 2008 in Mumbai.

Ms. Preity Zinta, renowned film actress, receiving the Smita Patil Memorial Award for Best Actress from Chief Minister Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh on September 19, 2008 in Mumbai.