News comes to the fore that
Hello Mumbai News International Editor, Amit Lath CEO, Sharda Group was honoured with the prestigious
Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award by Draupadi Murmu, Hon’ble President of India on 10 January in Indore during the
Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Convention in Indore.
This is the highest Indian award for Non-resident Indian and Overseas Citizen of India, instituted by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India in conjunction with the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Non-Resident Indian Day), to honour individuals and organisations for exceptional and meritorious contribution in their respective fields of endeavors.
Earlier, at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrations, Anil Mansinghka CMD of Sharda Group, informed the press that the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) will be conferred on 27 notable and selfless persons and Amit Lath was one among them.
Since its inception dating back to India’s Independence, only 136 people were privileged to have been honoured with the prestigious award.
Notably, Amit Lath of Sharda Group had played a leading and exceptional role in the overall execution of Operation Ganga, a Government of India initiative, in rescuing the Indian Students from Ukraine and helping them to get back home safely via Poland.
There are more than 35 million Indians residing abroad of which the Indian Diaspora in Poland consists to almost 45000 contributing substantially to the economic growth. The Bilateral business is valued more than USD 2.36 billion and has its growth more than seven fold in the last 10 years. Indian Investment in Poland are valued at over USD 3 billion.
It’s a milestone, that out of few thousand nominations, 27 Persons/Organizations have been shortlisted and selected by high level committee.
The award is usually conferred to Indian nationals overseas for their meritorious work in varied fields such as education, social welfare, science and technology, media, arts and culture, industry, business etc.
Dr. Irfan Ali, the President of Guyana was also among those outstanding 27 individuals who have were nominated for this award.
It may be noted that though Amit Lath’s native place is Mandela (Rajasthan) he and members of his family are Mumbai based (Maharashtra) and Buhranpur (Madhya Pradesh).
Sharda Group has its corporate office and Manufacturing unit at Bhilwara (Rajasthan) along with full-fledged business operations in Poland for more than 2 decades. Sharda Group plays a prime role in the Bilateral Trade between India-Poland in the field of Textiles and other products making it a prominent contributor.