New York-based well-known community leader and philanthropist Peter Bheddah received the prestigious Bharat Samman Award at the 30th annual NRI Pravasi Divas on October 26, 2018 for being a successful businessman turned outstanding humanitarian helping the needy in India and the United States. The award was conferred on Bheddah in the presence of Lord Swraj Paul, Lord Karan Bilimoria, Commissioner of Canada to India Mr. Nasir Patel, and many other dignitaries at the House of Lords in London, United Kingdom.
The Bharat Samman Award is bestowed upon a group of select People of Indian Origin living in India or abroad for their outstanding achievements in their respective fields.
The award is confirmed by the NRI Institute, a non-profit NGO that is a registered body of PIOs connecting the Indian diaspora since 1989 as a platform to honor exceptional overseas Indians. The recipient of the Bharat Samman Award demonstrates an understanding of a community’s needs through exemplary selfless volunteer service.