Parthasarathy Pillai, Renu Khator Awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Award

WASHINGTON, DC: Indian American community leaders Renu Khator and Parthasarathy Pillai are among the recipients of the prestigious 2014 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) award.


In its 12th iteration this year, the awards were handed out on Thursday in elaborate fashion at Vigyan Bhavan, in New Delhi. The award was established in 2003 to honor Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) who make significant cultural contributions in their overseas communities that further the development of India.


According to the PBD award committee, Khator was awarded for “enhancing India’s prestige abroad,” while Pillai was honored for “fostering closer relations between India and USA.” The theme of this year’s conference was “Engaging Diaspora: Connecting Across Generations.”


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Friday, January 10, 2014 - 2:15pm