The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) has awarded ‘Asha for Education’ (Asha) the “Best Indian NGO in the US” award as a part of the 2013 Indo-American Corporate Excellence awards (IACE). Hon. US Consulate General Peter Haas handed over the award, in the form of a trophy, to a team of Asha volunteers in an event in Mumbai on July 1st 2013. The award recognizes 22 years of passionate dedication and hard work of all the volunteers across the globe working towards catalyzing socio-economic changes in India via education.
An eminent jury of Indian and American industrialists and dignitaries which includes names like Mr. Nadir Godrej, Mr. S Lakshiminarayanan, Mr. Nimesh Kampani, Mr. Farokh Balsara, Mr. Harsh Mariwala, Dr. K K Nohria, Mr. Nanik Rupani and many others have selected the winners for the awards. Over 500 VIPs from all walks of life were in attendance at the event. The Chief Guest of the award ceremony, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Sri Prithviraj Chavan and the Guest of Honor’s, Hon’ble speaker Sri Dilip Walse-Patil congratulated Asha for being a force of change.