DEVINDER Shory, Conservative MP for Calgary Northeast (Akberta), was awarded the NRI Pravasi Rattan Award during the Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Welfare Society’s Global Achievers Conclave on May 13 at the Indian Embassy in Washington, D.C. The award was presented by N.K. Mishra, Minister (Personnel and Community Affairs) in the embassy, and the Global Achievers Conclave Convenor Deepak Singh.
“I am delighted to be recognized for my ongoing efforts to strengthen the growing relationship between Canada and India. With the recent visit to Canada by Indian Prime Minister Modi the relationship between our two countries has never been stronger,” said Shory.
“To be honoured with other distinguished NRIs, who are making lasting contributions in the fields of business, medicine, law, academia and government all over the world, reinforces my desire to keep contributing to the community and to continue to represent the hard working constituents of Calgary Northeast in the House of Commons.”
The NRI Welfare Society acts as a bridge between the Indian diaspora and the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs. Each year the Society hosts a conclave to honour the successes and contributions of distinguished NRIs.