Eight Americans of Indian origin are going to receive prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honour this year. These medal will be handed over to 100 immigrants to the United States every year for the community service and eight Indians are listed among 100 names to receive these medals for 2012.
Peter Bheddah, Ravishankar Bhooplapur, Dr Sanjjiv Chopra, Dr Leena Doshi, Rajendra Singh, Dr John P, Hasu P Shah and Dr Surendra Jain are the eight persons recognized as eligible to receive the honour by The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations. Ellis Island was the gateway to the United States earlier.
Peter Bedda immigrated from Gujarat in 1960 and has been helping the people in the country for over two decades. Ravishankar is a president at Xavier University School of Medicine. He’s known to have made several contributions to NGOs. Dr Sanji Chopra is a professor at Harward Medical School and author of five books. Chopra was also known for his social consciousness. Similarly the others too have been contributing towards the society besides excelling in their fields.
It’s a matter of pride to all Indians that not just one or two but eight persons from India are being honoured for their selfless services. Hail India! (Phani)