Priyadarshni Academy’s internationally recognised Global Awards for the year 1988 honours the following eminent personalities who have made significant contributions in their respective fields.

Chief Guest

  • H. E. Mr. K. Brahamanand Reddy
  • (Governor of Maharashtra)

Guest of Honour

  • Mr. S. Krishnakumar
  • (Union Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India)

Special Guests

  • Mr. Ramrao Adik
  • (Minister of Industries & Labour, Govt. of Maharashtra)
  • Smt. Prabha Rau
  • (Minister for Revenue & Cultural Affairs, Govt. of Maharashtra)
  • Mr. Sushilkumar Shinde
  • (Minister for Finance & Planning, Govt. of Maharashtra)
  • Mr. Vilasrao Deshmukh
  • (Minister of Agriculture & Tourism, Govt. of Maharashtre)
  • Mr. Govindrao Adik
  • (General Secretary MPCC (I))


Mr. K. B. Patel, Member, Regional Advisory Group in Forest Conservation, Govt. of India. Receiving the Afforestation Award from Mr. Ramrao Adik.

Ms. Beatrice Betty Gracias, Director, Hope Centre & In Charge, Shanti Sadan, Bombay. Receiving the Award for outstanding contributation to Anti Drugs Awareness Campaign from Mr. Nanik Rupani.

Mr. M. C. Venkatram, General Manager, Bombay Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. Receiving the Public Service Award from Mr. Nanik Rupani.

Mr. Ram Jivatram Buxani, Director, International Traders ME Ltd., Dubai. Receiving the Indian Overseas Award from H. E. Mr. K. Brahamanand Reddy.

Mr. Udit Narayan Jha, Versatile Playback Singer. Receiving the Kishore Kumar Memorial Award for Music from Mr. S. Krishna Kumar.

Mr. Veena Verma, wife of Late Mr. Shrikant Verma, Former Gen. Secretary of All India Congress Committee, receiving the National Integration Award on behalf of her late husband.

Mr. Narendra Hirwani, Cricketer, receiving the Priyadarshni Academy Award for outstanding contribution to Sports from Smt. Kusumtai Chavan, wife of Shri S.B. Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra.