An Ahmedabad-based organization felicitated six non-resident Gujaratis (NRGs) for their yeoman's service at a ceremony in the city on Thursday (December 22).
The six–four from the US and one each from Bahrain and Mozambique–received Salute India 2016 awards from Gujarat education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama for 'their sustained social work and its impact.'
Dr Pradeep Kansagara (US) runs a kidney hospital in Rajkot that provides treatment at nominal rates and also conducts a number of camps for the economically weaker sections. Bhikhubhai Patel (US) has been involved in educational initiatives in Anand and has been organizing medical camps in the region.
Dayal Meshri, a native of Patan, is a US-based industrialist and philanthropist. Suresh Jani is pivotal in rallying Gujaratis living in the US for any social cause in Gujarat.
Rizwan Adatia, a Mozambique businessman, has established his foundation in Mumbai and Gujarat through which he reaches out to the elderly and women to provide economic and social support.
Ami Jani, an entrepreneur in Bahrain, has been organizing a number of activities for Gujarati women living in the Gulf countries. She also conducted relief work during the 2001 earthquake by supplying goods from Bahrain.
A large number of non-resident Gujaratis attended the event.