Kumar Nadesan is the only Sri Lankan among 27 individuals selected globally to receive India’s Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award.
Kumar Nadesan, Managing Director of the 92-year-old Virakesari, published by Express Newspapers, is the only Sri Lankan among 27 selected globally to receive the coveted honour.
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The award is given by the President of India to honour exceptional and meritorious contributions in chosen fields both in India and abroad.
Kumar Nadesan serves as Chairman of the Sri Lanka Press Institute and represents the Newspaper Society of Sri Lanka. In addition, he serves as the Chairman of the Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka.
He is also President of the Global Organisation of People of Indian origin (Sri Lanka) and has been a recipient of ‘the Service above Self’ from Rotary International for Community work.
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The 17th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is scheduled to be held from the 8th to the 10th of January 2023 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, where Droupadi Murmu, the President of India, will confer the awards.
Source: United News of Bangladesh