Indian National Overseas Congress Honors Shri Ponnala Lakshmiah for Receiving the Global Dignitary Man of Asia Award at the UN and INOC (I), USA President Shudh Singh on his campaign in the Gurdaspur by Election.
The Indian National Overseas Congress Organized a Grand Reception in Honor of Shri Ponnala Lakshmiah for receiving the Global Dignitary of Asia Award at the United Nations on October 21st in New York at the United Nations. The event was also organized to celebrate the Congress Party victory in the recent Gurdaspur by election where the INOC(I), USA President Shudh Parkash Singh campaigned. The event was attended by over 100 people at Parsippany, where Shri Ponnala Lakshmiah lived over 4 decades back.
The event was hosted by Bhagwan Pingle and Rajendar Dichpally and was attended by major telugu community leaders like Rajeshwar Gangasani (NATA President), Lakshman Anugu, Ravinder Thota, Shravan Porredy, Chaitanya etc. The special invitee for the event was AICC member Bodireddy Prabhakar Reddy. The Overseas Congress National was represented Vice President Bhudh Singh and Treasurer Vineet Nagpal.
Shri Ponnala Lakshmiah was awarded the Global Dignitary Man of Asia award for his work as Irrigation Minister, where he helped irrigate lacs of hectares of land in rural India and also for his role as Information Technology Minister where he was able to convince major companies to invest and set up shop in Hyderabad and Telangana. He is a pioneer in the field of poultry, diary and aqua culture and in fact as fisheries minister of Andhra Pradesh, he bought many reforms and innovative ways to cultivate aqua culture farming. He runs a foundation – ‘PONNALA FOUNDATION’ that helps poor children pursue higher education with sponsorships and also has an award for Mathematics to promote the subject amongst the children as it is a vital subject for logic and rational thinking.
The role of Shudh Parkash Singh in Organizing a reception for Shri Rahul Gandhi in New York on September 20th was appreciated and also his campaign in Gurdaspur in helping the Congress Party win the by election caused by the death of Late Vinod Khanna.
Others who spoke at the event were Rajendar Dichpally (National General Secretary – INOC(I),USA), Bodireddy Prabhakar (AICC Member), Chaitanya, Shravan Porred\dy, Rajeshwar Gangasani, Lakshman Anugu, Bhagwan Pingle and Gan Bhukta.
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