1.Mala Mehta, for her contribution to Hindi language. She is founder of Indo- Australian Bal Bharatiya Vidyalaya in Thornleigh suburb in Sydney. Since its establishment, she has been pursuing the growth of Hindi in Australia.
13.Dr. Nandini Tandon, She has been given this award for her work in life sciences and Healthcare and IT in USA and India along with other emerging markets.
14.Dr. Kamlesh Lulla, He is chief scientist for Earth observation in the Human Exploration Science Office at the Johnson Space Centre at NASA. He has named for the award for his exceptional service to the space science.
15.Raj Loomba, Baron Loomba, is a philanthropist and founder of clothing company Rinku Group. He is a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords, United Kingdom.
Essop Goolam Pahad- Mahendra Nanji Mehta- Uganda-based businessman of Indian origin. Professor Nathuram Poori -He is founder of Purico Group are also chosen for their contribution to Indian diaspora.
14. Dr. Namita Roy-Chowdhury – First Indian woman to become a full professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. Discoverer of the genetic bases of inherited jaundice (Crigler-Najjar syndrome and Gilbert Syndrome).
she took active part in political, social and philanthropic causes, deeply influenced by the Gandhian values and approach
Dr. Hari N. Harilela
Business ventures and community welfare activities, he has been long considered the standard-bearer and the most recognizable symbol of the Indian Diaspora in Hong Kong.
Shri Kanaksi Gokaldas Khimji
The Khimjis have utilized their proximity to the ruling family in the cause of the Diaspora and strengthening links between India and Oman.
Shri Manilal Premchand Chandaria
He has used his resources to propagate Indian ethos and values. He helped set-up Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Academy Society and Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Fund in Kenya.
Shri Manilal Premchand Chandaria
Lord Dholakia made significant contributions in the fields of community care and issues relating to ethnic unrest. He played an important role in addressing the sensitive issue of racial discontent.
Shri Rajat Gupta
Shri Gupta has embarked on work relating to community welfare and social and Philanthropic causes. He played a key-role in the establishment of the Indian School of Business at Hyderabad.
Sir Shridath Surendranath Ramphal
Sir Ramphal is a distinguished Jurist having been Solicitor General and Attorney General of Guyana and Member of International Commission of Jurists. Sir Ramphal also held positions of responsibility in international organizations such as Independent Commission on International Development Issues, Independent Commission on Disarmament and Security Issues, Independent Commission of International Humanitarian Issues and World Commission on Environment and Development, Chairman UN Committee for Development Planning and President,World
Dato’ Seri S. Samy Vellu
Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing (1978–79); Minister for Works (1979–85) and Minister of Energy, Tele communications & Posts, Malaysia (1989–95). He has been a Member of the House of Representatives of the Malaysian Parliament since 1974.
Shri Ujjal Dosanjh
In 1991 Shri Dosanjh was elected as Member of Legislative Assembly in the Vancouver Kensington constituency and then as Caucus Chair. He became the Minister for Human Rights, Multiculturalism, Sports and Immigration in 1995 and then was appointed the Attorney General of British Columbia. In a historic development, he was elected as the 33rd Premier and President of the Executive Council of the British Columbia, which is first for a person of Indian origin in Canada.