The Award selection committee has unanimously decided to honour Praveen Shetty, Chairman – Fortune Group of Hotels with Pravasi Bharathi (Kerala) “SREYAS AWARD” for the year 2016.
The award is being given for Shetty`s stellar business growth in UAE and his dedicated social services.
The Award will be given by Smriti Irani, Minister of Human Resource Development in the Government of India on 11th January, 2016 at 5:00 PM at VJT Hall, Palayam, and Trivandrum.
14th Pravasi Bharathi (Kerala) Awards 2016 “Pravasi Bharathiya Diwas” was declared by the Government of India in the year 2002 for honoring NRIs all over the world, for their contribution for the economic development of our nation and recognizing their role in the welfare of the society.
9th January is fixed for the Pravasi Bharathi Day Celebrations every year, by the Central Government. In Kerala, Pravasi Bharathi Day Celebrations are organized every year since 2003, under the auspices of Pravasi Bharathi News Bullettin, NRI Co-ordination Council and regional committee comprising of social and political leaders.
During these celebrations prominent NRIs and eminent personalities from political, cultural, business, health and humanitarian sectors, who excel in their respective areas, are also felicitated and honoured with awards. They also give financial assistance to those gulf returnees who are suffering from diseases and poverty.
In the previous years the celebrations were held at Trivandrum in 2003, 2004, 2005 ,2009, 2010 , 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 at Ernakulam in 2006, at Kannur in 2007 and at Kozhikode in 2008.
As in the previous years Central and State Ministers, MPs, MLAs, social leaders and prominent NRIs from different parts of the world will participate in this colorful function.