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Dr. Girish K. Panicker receives Pride of India 2011 Award

Dr. Panicker Pride of India

Dr. Panicker (left) receiving the award.

Alcorn State University is proud to announce that Dr. Girish K. Panicker, director of Conservation Research, was honored with “The Pride of India 2011 Award" (Bharat Gaurav Award). The ceremony took place in New Delhi, capital of India, in the presence of a distinguished gathering on January 9, 2011 (Nonresident India Day). This prestigious award is conferred to distinctive non-resident Indians for their valuable contribution, dedication and remarkable services that give India reasons to be proud of them.

The King of Jammu and Kashmir His Highness Dr. Karan Singh, Indian statesman and former ambassador to the United States of America, presented the award to Dr. Panicker, in recognition of his outstanding efforts in the field of agriculture on three continents - Asia, Africa, and North America.

“I am happy and excited to be selected for this award,” shared Dr. Panicker. “It is such an honor for me and Alcorn State University.”

Top leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs, and artists from around the globe attended the function that was followed by a number of cultural performances by celebrities.