Fr. Varghese Paul, SJ has received the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD from National and International Compendium (NIC), New Delhi last month. The Award Certificate says: “Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Fr Varghese Paul, SJ, Director, Catholic Information Service Society Ahmedabad, Gujarat For Outstanding Achievements in Chosen Field of
Activity at New Delhi on 2nd November 2017”. The colorful Award certificate is signed by Dr. N.S.N. Babu, Ph.D., Executive Director.
The NIC’s letter dated October 1, 2017 communicating the news says: “The selection of the Awardees is general however based on the information gathered by us through our extensive research, which we make to identity the progressive patten of the dynamic men and women
of India. We also use all the contacts at our disposal for the said purpose”.
Fr Varghese received the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by Registered Post
as he was unable to go to New Delhi to receive the Award in the Award Distribution function.
Fr Varghese has earlier received JEWEL OF INDIA AWARD form International Institute of Education & Management on 25 July, 2016 in a special Award function held New Delhi. In the same year Fr Varghese Paul also received STAR OF ASIA AWARD Certificate of Outstanding
Achievement on 30th September.
As a bi-lingual writer promoting love and harmony in all his writings Fr Varghese is a widely read author in Gujarati. He has written and published 45 books in Gujarati and 4 in English. His books are also translated in to Hindi, Malayalam and Bangali. His books are published
by big publishing houses like R R Sheth & Co. Mumbai-Ahmeabad, Rannade
Prakashan, Ahmedabad and Gujarat Sahitya Prakash, Anand, etc.
His latest book Paryavarnani Samipe on Environmental sensibilities, published by Rannade Prakashan in 2017, was released in public functions at Ahmedabad on July 16 and at Mumbai on Nov 24, 2017. Here are pictures of Award Certificate & of the book realizing function
held at Maniben Nanavati Women’s College, Mumbai.
The Book Realizing Function was held as part of an International Conference on Re-imagining The Text: English Studies and Digital Humanities. The Conference was jointly organized by the College (MNWC) and the Guild of Indian English Writers, Editors and Critics (GIEWEC).
Fr Varghese presented a research paper on YOUTH AND THE DIGITAL MEDIA.