International awards recognize service to Indian-American community

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From left, Padma Shree Dr. Sudhir Parikh, publisher of Desi Talk, accepts the Global International Excellence Award from Bollywood actress Mahima Chaudhary, as well-known singer Jyotika Tangri and Dr. Sudha Parikh look on. (Photo By: Peter Ferreira)

More than 250 people attended an event organized by Sreenath Enterprise Inc., dedicated to recognizing the service of several Indian-Americans and their organizations March 30, at the World Fair Marina in Flushing, New York City.

(From left to right): K K Mehta and H K Shah of Vegetarian Vision, Mahima Chaudhary, Jyotika Tangri and guests, along with Suhag Mehta, President of Shreenath Enterprise Inc. (right), at the meet. (Photo By: Peter Ferreira)

Among those bestowed the Golden International Excellence Award, was Desi Talk publisher and Padma Shri recipient Dr. Sudhir Parikh. A well-known allergist and immunologist, as well as businessman in the tri-state area, Dr. Parikh was honored for his philanthropy as well as his contributions to the U.S.-India relationship, including establishing the Parikh Foundation for India’s Global Development, a think-tank aimed at harnessing the intellectual capital of Indian-Americans and U.S. experts on India to develop new ideas for new paradigms of making a positive change in the world.

Suhag Mehta, President, Shreenath Enterprises (right) was awarded at the meet by Mahima Chaudhary (left) and Jyotika Tangri. (Photo By: Peter Ferreira)

“We want to recognize people who do good for the community,” Suhag Mehta told Desi Talk. Others recognized at the GIEF event included Harshad Patel, a successful New York hotelier; four leaders in the non-profit organization Vegetarian Vision, including Malti Shah, Chandra Mehta, K.K. Mehta, and H.K. Shah, according to Suhag Mehta, president of Shreenath Enterprise Inc. Floral Park India Day Parade supported Shreenath Enterprise Inc.

Renee Mehra, broadcaster with ITV, was awarded at the meet, by Mahima Chaudhary (left) and Jyotika Tangri (right). (Photo By: Peter Ferreira)

Also present at the event were Bollywood star and former model, Mahima Chaudhry, and Jyotika Tangri, a Sa Re Ga Ma finalist who won the Zee Cine award for her debut hit playback song, “Pallo Latke.”

Bollywood actress Mahima Chaudhary and award-winning singer Jyotika Tangri converse at the March 30 event held at World Fair Marina in Flushing, Queens, N.Y. (Photo By: Peter Ferreira)
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