Two NRIs get Outstanding Entrepreneur awards
Two Indian Americans were honoured with "Outstanding Entrepreneur and Community Service Awards" by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH).
Paul Likhari, CEO and owner of Bioassay Laboratory Inc., and Yogi Patel, co-founder of an NGO which works for children in urban slums, were given the awards in view of their outstanding and tireless work as entrepreneur and for community service.
The awards were presented by Indian Ambassador to US Ronen Sen and Tom DeLay, House Majority Leader (R-Texas), at a glittering function here last night organised to celebrate the achievements of the Indian-American Community.
Likhari, who served as president of the Indo-American Charity Foundation of Houston, has been instrumental in raising funds for various organisations.
Hailing from Udaipur, Likhari has served on the Board of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and American Heart Association besides offering his service as a member on Dean's Advisory Council for Pharmacy School at University of Houston.
Patel, a former chemical engineer and co-founder of Pratham, an NGO which reaches out to over two lakh underprivileged children in 30 Indian cities, providing them pre-school education, is also the founder of the Mahatma Gandhi Center and Sanskar Kendra, which teaches Indian music.
IACCGH works for bringing about economic development of the Indian-Americans and fostering business between India and the United States.