Remarkable Accomplishment! 7 Indian-origin Australians receives country’s top honors

News Bharati    11-Jun-2019
New Delhi, Jun 11: Indians abroad or Indian-origins are succeeding in every field. They are making India proud by their great contribution towards society. Making India even more proud, seven Indian-origin Australian have received the country’s top honors for their momentous contributions in the field of medicine, music, education, and finance.
As part of the Queen’s Birthday award ceremonies, over 1,000 Australians around the country were privileged with 40% of female representations.
Here are recipients of the country’s top honor-
Jayashri Kulkarni, the Director of the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research center, received Member of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her significant service to medicine in the field of psychiatry.
Melbourne-based artist Jayshree Ramachandran was awarded the OAM for her service to performing arts through Indian music and dance.
Other Indian-origin Australians to receive the OAM was Shashi Kant Kochchar for his contribution towards the community through charitable initiatives.
Winita Hardikar was recognized with the OAM medal for her contributions in medicine particularly pediatric liver disease and transplantation.
Arun Kumar received the honor for his significant service to the financial planning sector and to the community.
Canberra-based Krishna Dhana Nadimpalli received the recognition for his service to multiculturalism.
Canberra-based Krishna Dhana Nadimpalli received the recognition for his service to multiculturalism.
Maha Sinnathamby received the OAM for his contribution to the property industry and the community.
Other notable recipients of the honor were the former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, actor Hugh Jackman who received the top civilian award Companion of the Order while film actor Eric Bana received Member of the Order (AM) medal.
On this occasion, Governor-General Peter Cosgrove said, “It doesn’t matter who you are, where you are from or whether you’re known to millions or just a few”.
Further, he added, Over the last five years, it has been the greatest honor and privilege to recognize and celebrate over 80,000 recipients through the Honours and Awards System.