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IOC hononours NRI entrepreneurs

world Updated: Aug 23, 2009 10:14 IST

Leading NRI entrepreneurs, including hotelier and philanthropist Joginder Sanger, have been honoured by the overseas wing of Indian National Congress for their outstanding contribution to the society.

Chief Guest Asoke Mukerji, Acting High Commissioner of India to the UK, presented the medal and 'tricolour stole' to them at a function organised by Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) UK at the Indian Gymkhana here last night to celebrate 63nd Anniversary of India's Independence Day.

Joginder Sanger's entrepreneurial story began with a travel agency in East London, and an exclusive Air India contract as GSA (General Sales Agency) for UK and India. Since then, he never looked back.

He is the CEO of an exclusive and up-market hotel chain in central London, including The Washington, Courthouse and Bentley hotels which have become a home away from home for film stars, leading VVIPs including the Prime Minister of India.

The group continues its expansionary plans with zeal and is setting up five more quality hotels.

As Vice chairman of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Joginder Sanger played a leading role in seeing the successful modernisation of the Bhavan's complex.

Balwant Kapur, freedom fighter and President of the IOC (London) UK said, "Sanger's achievements are a testament for hard work, ambition and determination to achieve outstanding success in life."