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President Irfaan Ali was on Tuesday conferred with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) for the year 2023, by President of India, Honourable Droupadi Murmu.
The award ceremony was held at the valedictory session of the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention 2023, Indore, India.
The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman is the highest Indian award for non-resident Indian and overseas citizens of India or an organisation or institution, established and run by non-resident Indians or persons of Indian origin.
President Ali was among more than 20 awardees who have been recognised by the Government of India for their outstanding achievements both in India and abroad.
Ali was honoured for his excellent and comprehensive performance in politics/community welfare.
Ali was accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister, Hugh Todd; Minister within the Local Government and Regional Development Ministry, Anand Persaud, and other officials.
India’s President, Droupadi Murmu underscored that the conferment will serve as an encouragement to the awardees, allowing them to pursue greater heights in the future.
India High Commissioner to Guyana, Dr K. J Srinivasa has congratulated President Ali for being the recipient of the prestigious award, noting that it is a recognition of his efforts to bring about rapid and equitable development in Guyana.
Dr Srinivasa called on Guyanese to work for the growth and success of the nation and to play an active role in fulfilling the country’s unique destiny.