Washington: Seven eminent Indian-origin persons from across the world would receive the Community Service Award from the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) at its annual convention in New Delhi next month.

The awardees are: Rajen Ramnath (The Netherlands), Datuk Vinod Sekhar (Malaysia), Lachmandas Pagarani (Dubai), Prabhakar (now living in Kerala), Ramesh Gupta (the U.S.), Dr. Jagat Motwani (the U.S.) and Issac John (Dubai).

“We, at the GOPIO, feel privileged to recognise a few NRIs/PIOs, who have contributed significantly to their respective countries of adoption as well as to India, and have also contributed to the remarkable resurgence of India,” said Lord Diljit Rana, president of GOPIO International.

“The award is a reflection of their remarkable accomplishments and commendable services. By honouring such people, we hope that their example will motivate more NRIs/PIOs to serve the overseas Indian community and the people of India with their service and generosity,” GOPIO chairman Inder Singh said. The awards will be presented at a function in New Delhi on January 6. It will be presided over by the Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi. — PTI