CHENNAI: It was an event to honour Gujarati professionals who had completed 25 years of service in their chosen field. and 37 people were selected from various walks of life including advocates, doctors, chartered accountants, engineers and professors were felicitated by Sri Gujarati Mandal through various guests of honour.
The chief guest P Haridas, senior counsel, Madras High Court, spoke about the importance of Gujarati. As most of the present generation didn’t know how to read and write in their mother tongue, he encouraged them to take an interest in learning the language.
Speaking to City Express, Sri Gujarati Mandal president Ramesh R Bhatt said, “People who have been working in their professional fields for decades have never been honoured and someone had to take the initiative. That’s why we decided to felicitate these professionals and for two months we prepared for the event.”
It has been decided to hold the award ceremony every year to encourage the young. “All they need is a little encouragement, dedication and honesty in whatever they do. Career fields are vast and they just need to pursue their passion.”
Some of the awardees include K Kishore, who completed his FCA in 1976 and is currently the senior partner of Kishore & Co. He is also an active member of Lions Club of South Madras. Poornima N Shah a homeopath who graduated in 1971 was feted for her service to the needy.