SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Four Indian-Americans, including Google chief executive Sundar Pichai, have been selected among 42 U.S. nationals to be honored with this year’s “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” awards for their inspiring and professional accomplishments.
Hari Sreenivasan, anchor and senior correspondent of PBS NewsHour, Vikram Malhotra Chairman of the Americas, McKinsey & Company and Bharati Mukherjee National, Book Critics Circle Award-winning author, are the other three Indian-Americans being honored with the award.
This year, the 42 honorees represent 30 different countries of origin, with a wide range of personal immigration stories, and inspiring professional accomplishments. The awards will be handed out by the Carnegie Corporation during an event in New York City on June 30.
“These accomplished Americans are immigrants like our forefathers, who founded this nation of nations,” said Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York.
“They are representative of the millions of immigrants who have come to the United States for economic opportunity, education, political or religious asylum, security, or reunification with families and relatives. They, like all Americans, share a common faith in this country,” he added.
Pakistani American Shaiza Rizavi partner, Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Co are also in the list of awardees.