Indiaspora founder receives Global Service Award

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MR Rangaswami, founder of non-profit Indiaspora. Photo: LinkedIn

Indiaspora Founder MR Rangaswami of California, was presented with the 2020 Global Service Award by the Canada-India Business Council (CIBC) for launching the non-profit organization connecting the Indian diaspora globally.

The award ceremony took place virtually on Oct 29 as part of the CIBC’s virtual Diwali Awards. CIBC Chair Patricia Koval presented the award.

According to a press release, the inaugural award is given to an individual who demonstrates excellence, and a record of exceptional service for the betterment of others.  The ‘Global Service Award’ recognizes selflessness, dedication, and a significant contribution to either Canada or India.

“It is a privilege to accept this award from the prestigious Canada-India Business Council. This award will give us momentum on our journey of connecting the Indian diaspora globally and making an impact. We view Canada and Indo-Canadians as an integral partner in this mission,” said Rangaswami, a Silicon Valley software executive, investor, and entrepreneur.

“MR has served in numerous ways throughout his life, with grace and humility. What he has done in eight short years through Indiaspora, by convening, mobilizing, and catalyzing key diaspora leaders in the United States and around the world, is nothing short of remarkable,” said Victor Thomas, President and CEO of Canada-India Business Council. “We are thrilled to recognize him with the Canada-India Business Council’s first-ever ‘Global Service Award’.”

Other Canada-India Business Council honorees include –

Paytm Canada CEO Harinder Takhar was given the Member of the Year Award

G(irls)20 Acting-CEO Bailey Greenspon was given the Roy MacLaren Humanitarian Award

Teck Resources Limited President and CEO Donald Lindsay was given the Thomas Bata Corporate of the Year Award

Indiaspora is a nonprofit organization that describes its goal as one of  transforming the success of Indian-Americans into meaningful impact worldwide.

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