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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.
Chief Guest : Mr. Vilasrao Deshmukh - 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
  Mr. Nana Chudasama - World Chairman, Giants International
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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.

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