On Wednesday an official said that Industrialist Mukesh Ambani, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and religious leader Dada JP Vaswani are among a galaxy of personalities named for the Priyadarshni Academy’s Global Awards.
The Harish Mahindra Memorial Award for Business Leadership is to be awarded to Mr Ambani, Priyanka for the Smita Patil Memorial Award and the Spiritual Leadership Award for Vaswani.
The other celebrities who have been selected for the awards are Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh for Alleviation of Poverty & Empowerment of the Poor, Rajshree Birla for the Ramakrishna Bajaj Award for Contributions to CSR, Miss World Organisation CEO Julia Morley for Save the Children Award and economist Jeffrey Sachs for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development.
Niranjan Hiranandani the NGO Chairman said the Priyadarshni Academy has been paying tribute to achievers from around the world, who inspire leaders of the present and next generations.
On Friday the awards will be given at a ceremony.