Indian Americans to be honoured with Great Immigrants Award
Saturday, July 1, 2017 • Hindi Comments

The US will honour a total of 38 immigrants, including Indian-Americans, Adobe chief Shantanu Narayen and former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, this year by bestowing the Great Immigrants Award on July 4, the US independence day.

Narayen, a native of Hyderabad and a UC Berkeley alumnus, is a board member of US-India Business Council (USIBC)and Pfizer.

Murthy, born in the UK, is a Harvard and Yale alumnus. Former President Barack Obama appointed him as the US Surgeon General in 2014, making him the youngest person to hold that post. The True administration dismissed him in April this year.

Naturalised citizens are recognised for their contribution to the American society, culture and economy with this award. The New York Times will carry a full-page public announcement on the honourees, who will also be recognised with an online public awareness initiative.