India International Friendship Society
The India International Friendship Society (IIFS) is a private voluntary organisation based in New Delhi, India whose stated aim is to strengthen the ties between India and its expatriate community in hopes of using the resources and potential of these expatriates to benefit India. The organisation's chief activity is the awarding of the "Glory of India Award" (also called the "Bharat Jyoti Award") in ceremonies held regularly in New Delhi and in international cities with large expatriate Indian communities.
Among its awardees, IIFS counts the following prominent people:
- Dev Anand
- Prema Cariappa
- Sunil Dutt
- Shamim Jairajpuri
- Basappa Danappa Jatti
- Rajesh Khanna
- Prem Chand Pandey
- Kamlesh Patel
- Amichand Rajbansi
- Dhirubhai Shah
- Chaudhary Ishwar Singh
- Marsha Singh
- Ashok Sinha
- Nirmal Chandra Suri
- Harinder Takhar
- Mother Teresa
- Pankaj Udhas
- Bharati Vaishampayan
- Drukchen Jigme Pema Wangchen
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