Indian parliamentarian Suresh Prabhu honored in Chicago

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Ajeet Singh, IABC President, Dr Vemuri S Murthy, Former Central Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Dr. Sreenivas Reddy and Keerthi Kumar Ravoori, pose for photo at April 20, 2022, redeption hosted by the Indian American Business Council. Photo: Asian Media USA

Chicago IL: The Indian American Business Council [IABC] hosted a reception in honor of visiting Member of Parliament & Former Central Minister in India, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, at a ceremony held in Downer’s Grove, Illinois on April 20, 2022.

Attendees paid glowing tributes to Prabhu for his services as the former central minister and as a well-known Indian parliamentarian “who leaves behind indelible footprints for his sterling reputation as a man of impeccable integrity,” a press release from Asian Media USA said.

Among the speakers lauding Prabhu’s lifetime service, were Ajeet Singh, IABC president, Dr. Sreenivas Reddy, Chair of the Illinois Medical Board, Dr. Bharat Barai speaking ‘live’ from a remote location, Dr. Suresh Reddy, Trustee Oakbrook Village, who introduced Prabhu, Alderwoman, City of Aurora Shweta Baid, Meghna Bansal, Trustee, Wheatland Township, and Judge Kavita Athanikar. Other speakers included Keerthi Kumar Ravoori, IABC’s chair, Vinesh Virani, IABC’s Executive Vice President.

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Prabhu in his comprehensive remarks thanked IABC for hosting a warm reception and said he is deeply touched by the lavish outpouring of honor and acclamation.  He commended the role of NRI’s in fostering historic Indo-US relations, which he added largely due to your unwavering ambassadorial efforts.

Prabhu presented a detailed historical overview that shaped India and he dwelt extensively on education. He also indicated that he is collaborating with American universities to foster a larger and a wider scope of learning in the University he founded.  He said India’s role in a 21st-century world is that of immense responsibility adding that the university he founded is based on the principles of social impact and development.

“As an institution, my focus is on high-impact areas such as entrepreneurship, healthcare, creativity, education, and leadership. Our great ethos and culture of inquiry have to be explored and applied in a modern sense. Education is the medium to do this,” he is quoted saying in the press release.

Gerard Moore, Staff Director for Congressman Danny Davis presented Suresh Prabhu with the congressional proclamation that chronicled his invaluable contributions to the people of India, the press release said.

Several other prominent organizational leaders who spoke at the reception including Dr. Vemuri Murthy, Harish Kolasani, Krishna Bansal, Harendra Mangrola, Rakesh Malhotra, Sanjay Shah, Shiveda, Hema Virani, Nirav Patel, Subu Nagasubramaniam, Manoj Singamsetti,, Ganesh Kar, Hema Virani, JD Digsnvker and Rohit Joshi.

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