Priyadarshni Academy’s internationally recognised Global Awards for the year 2006 honours the following eminent personalities who have made significant contributions in their respective fields.

Special Guest of Honour

  • Mr. Kamal Nath
  • (Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India)

Special Guests :

  • Mr. Suresh Prabhu
  • (M.P.)
  • Mr. Anand G. Mahindra
  • (VC & MD, Mahindra & Mahindra)
  • Mr. Nana Chudasama
  • (World Chairman, Giants International)


Mr. Chandru Raheja seen appreciation Memento from Mr. Kamal Nath. Seen with him are Mr. Nanik Rupani, Mr. Rahul Raheja, Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani and Mr. Jayantrao Patil, Maharashtra State Minister.

Dr. B. K. Goyal receiving the Global Award for outstanding contribution to Medicine at the hands of Mr. Kamal Nath. Also seen in the picture Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani.

Global recognition for an Overseas Indian! Dr. H. S. Dillon, a prominent indian in Indonesia, receiving the Overseas Indian Award from Mr. Kamal Nath, Union Minister and Mr. Jayantrao Patil, Maharashta State Minister in presence of Mr. Nanik Rupani, Mr. Ram Tarneja and Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani.

Honour for an IT pioneer! Dr. Unna Huh, President, Information & Communications University, South Korea receiving the Global Award for outstanding contribution in IT Education. Also seen in the picture are : Mr. Nanik Rupani, Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani and Mr. Jayantrao Patil.

Recognition for Innovative Entrepreneurship! Mr. Jignesh Shah, Chairman & Managing Director of Financial Technologies (I) Ltd. seen receiving trophy from Mr. Kamal Nath, Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and flanked by Mr. Nanik Rupani and Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani.

Global Recognition for Bollywood Star! Ms. Kareena Kapoor, leading film personality is seen receiving the Smita Patil Memorial Award for Best Actress from Mr. Kamal Nath

Global Recognition for service to IT Sector! Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy seen receiving the Priyadarshni Academy's Global Award from Mr. Kamal Nath.

Honour for "Mr. Kindness"! Mr. Noel Hon, Chairman, Singapore Kindness Movement receiving the Global Award for oustanding Humanitarian Services from Mr. Kamal Nath.

Global recognition for Human Rights activism! Mr. Olara Otunnu, President, LBL Foundation for Children, New York receiving the award for outstanding contribution to Human Rights. Looking on are : Mr. Nanik Rupani, Dr. Ram S. Tarneja, Mr. Suresh Prabhu and Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani.

Recognition for the "Great Indian Dream"! Prof. Arindam Chaudhuri, Management Guru and Founder of the Great Indian Dream Foundation receiving the Global Award for contribution to Management discipline from Mr. Nana Chudasama, Ex-Sheriff of Mumbai and World Chairman of Giants International. He is flanked by Mr. Nanik Rupani, Mr. Kamal Nath and Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani.

'Honour for sustained support to Priyadarshni Academy'!Mr. Rahul Raheja is receiving Appreciation Memento on behalf of Mr. Suresh Raheja, Chairman, K. Raheja Universal Pvt. Ltd. from Mr. Kamal Nath.

Recognition for service to widows! Mr. Raj Loomba, Pioneer of International Widows Day and U.K. Chairman of Loomba Trust receiving Global Award from Mr. Kamal Nath, Union Minster for Commerce and Industry. Mr. Jayantrao Patil, Maharashtra Minister is also seen in the picture (Extreme right).

Honour for outstanding public service! Mr. Subir Raha, former Chairman & Managing Director of ONGC receiving the Global Award for his exemplary service to the Oil Sector in India.

An Honour for Corporate Social Responsibilty! Mr. Toru Hasegawa, Chairman & Director, Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. receiving Priyadarshni Academy Global Award instituted in the Memory of Late Mr. Harish Mahindra from Mr. Kamal Nath in the presence of Ms. Radhika Nath, Daughter of Mr. Harish Mahindra.

"Namaste" for a global tie-up! Ms. Vidya Makhijani, Chairman & CEO, Namaste America, USA exchanging the MoU for the telecast arrangements signed with Priyadarshni Academy from Mr. Kamal Nath, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry on the occasion of Global Awards Function.

Another sections of the celebrity audience! Global Awardees are seen seated on first row