Spiritual Guru Gurujee Kumaran Swami was in the kingdom this week to give away the annual Bharat Gaurav (Pride of India) award to recognize Indians who have made a social contribution to the community.
Members of the Indian community in Bahrain joined visiting expatriate Indians who were recipients of the awards at the Intercontinental Regency Hotel in Manama. The awardees included Dr Satya Prakash, President Proviva Pharma, Canada; Catious Pereira, President Indian Club; Bhagwan Asarpota former chairman of the Indian Community Relief Fund Bahrain; Abdul Sattar, CEO, President group; Renuka Pullat, Director Sram&Mram; and Mohammed Manzor, Chairman, Exelon group. They were awarded with the ‘Peace and Tranquility’ awards for their contributions to the society.
Gurujee Kumaran Swami said he chose Bahrain as the venue for the award function this year heartened by the kingdom’s spirit of coexistence, peace and harmony.
“Bahrain is an attraction to the world, just for its diversity,” said the founder of the World Peace & Adhyatma Jyotish Trust.
He appreciated the kingdom’s focus on humanity in these globally troubled times. “Humanity is our religion; we believe in love peace and harmony. People are different, but humanity is the same. We live differently but humanity is what unites us, ” he said while giving away the awards.
He added that his work in India included helping the elderly and feeding the poor. “Our aim is to feed every hungry person. We have extended this campaign to different parts of the world.”
He also stressed that in a fast-moving world, people are losing respect for the elderly and expressed his intent for a global plan to support the old. “Even the elderly deserve to enjoy every bit of life,” he said.
Indian celebrities inlcuding Sarah Khan, Yamini, Simran and Anirudh Dave also joined the event.
guru je: Meenakshi Dixit Actress
Sara Khan. Actress
Priyal Gore. Actress
Krati Agrwal… Miss Singapore and Tourism ambassador
Sanatan Ahuja…. International actress cum anchor
Aniriddh Dave Actor
guru je: Actor and Actress rcv only Bharat Gaurav Entertainment International Achievement Award guru je: Indian Club President: Cassius Perriera,
Kannada Sangha President: Pradeep Kumar Shetty,
Business Man: Abdul Razak,
- E. O. Exelon Industrial Solutions: Mohmed Mansoor,
Hotelier: CEO, President Group of Hotels Bahrain: Abdul Sattar Koteshwara,
guru je: Dr. Thawar chand Galhot