Nine Indian-Americans were awarded by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH) for their contributions towards enhancing the mutual relationship between India and the United States.
The 2012 Excellence Award, was presented to Suresh Khator for International Educator of the year at the 2012 Annual Gala and Awards Banquet.
Khator, is Professor at the Cullen College of Engineering and Associate Dean of Graduate and International Programs. He has been involved in collaboration with universities around the world.
RK Chopra was awarded International Business Advocate of the Year.
Woman entrepreneur of the year award was presented to Vijay Dhingra and Pushpa Shenoy. The other awardees include Harminder Chana for community service, Charlie Yalamanchili and Amit Bhandari for Entrepreneur of the year.
A special plaque for dedicated volunteer was given to Manish Jain.
The IACCGH Annual Awards were presented by the gala chief guest Ambassador Arun Singh, Deputy Chief of Mission in the Indian Embassy in Washington and keynote speaker Jim Compton, United Airlines, executive-VP and chief revenue officer.