Under the patronage of Deputy Prime Minister H. E. Sh. Khalid Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam (BKS ) hosted a grand reception for Dr. Varghese Kurian, Chairman and Managing Director of Al Namal and VKL Group and recipient of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award.
The event was attended by H. E. Sh. Salman Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa – Head of Survey and Land Registration Bureau, H.E. Sh. Daij Bin Salman Al Khalifa – BDF Chief of Staff, H.E. Sh. Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa – President Customs, H.E. Sh. Abdulrahman Bin Ali Al Khalifa – General Manager Land Registration, Mr. Abdul Nabi Al Shoala – Former Labour Minister, Mr. Ram Singh – First Secretary, Indian Embassy, His Lordship Bishop Camillo Ballin – Apostolic Vicar of Northern Arabia, Swami Gururethna Janan Tapaswi – Organising Secretary Santhigiri Ashram, Capt Mahmood Al Mahmood, MP, Mr. Hassan Bokhomas MP, Mr. Raju Abraham MLA, and other leaders of Bahraini and Indian Community. Dr. Varghese Kurian was also honoured by various Bahraini and Indian Clubs and organisations.
The felicitation programme included a music concert by singers Anwar Saddath and Renjini Jose.
Bahrain based Al Namal & VKL Group Chairman & Pravasi Bharatheeya Samman Winner Dr. Varghese Kurian was honoured by Indian social activist Anna Hasare in the presence of spiritual leaders Art of Living Founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Shanthigiri Ashramadadhipati Swami Gururatnam Jnana Tapaswi at a function named ‘Gandhidharshan’ in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The event was organised by Media Research Institute.