Prof. Bellamkonda K. Kishore Awarded Nelson Mandela Leadership Award 2023

Prof. Bellamkonda K. Kishore of Utah has been awarded with the prestigious Nelson Mandela Leadership Award 2023by The NRI Welfare Society of India, during a solemn ceremony held at
St. Hilda College at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

The NRI Welfare Society of India ( ), with chapters in various countries, was founded in 1981 by Harbhajan Singh, Member of the Press Council of
India (1982-1988), Editor of the English fortnightly The Indian Observer, president of the All India Small & Medium Newspapers Federation, and recipient of the 2000 UNESCO Mahatma
Gandhi Gold Medal.

Founded on the life and principles of the Nobel Laureate in Peace, Nelson Mandela, who emphasized – Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world – the NRI Welfare Society felicitates those who matter from various fields for their outstanding services, achievements, and contributions. This year the award ceremony took place in St. Hilda College at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

Dr. Kishore is an academician and innovator who turned to entrepreneurship recently. His academic life with research, teaching and mentoring in the field of medicine spans for 40 years in Asia (India & Japan), Europe and the United States, including the Intramural Research Program of the US National Institutes of Health, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs. During this period, Dr. Kishore did impactful research with seminal discoveries in kidney diseases, obesity, and related conditions, and obtained patents for the development of novel therapies. In recognition of his innovative work in academics, Dr. Kishore has been inducted as the Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors, Washington DC.

Dr. Kishore is also a decorated editor of medical journals, being the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (JAAPI), and recipient of
Outstanding Editor Award from the Frontiers in Renal Physiology and Pathophysiology, a Switzerland-based peer-reviewed journal.

Dr. Kishore has been active in community service, non-profit organizations, and in mentoring and training students and medical graduates from India seeking residency programs in the USA.
He published two motivational and self-improvement books for students and youth (available on Amazon). Dr. Kishore believes that a passionate and purpose-oriented life is far superior to an
ambitious success-driven life. A passionate and purpose-oriented life leads to success one day in abundance.

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