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    Six Keralan expatriates will receive awards in New York

    Pankaj Sharma
    October12/ 2022

    New York (The Hawk): In New York, a community group that speaks for the Kerala diaspora will recognise six Indian-American Malayalees for their exceptional professional and communal accomplishments. Indian Consul General Randhir Jaiswal and New York State Senators Kevin Thomas and Anna Kaplan will be in attendance at the Indian American Kerala Cultural and Civic Center's 30th Annual Awards Banquet in Elmont on October 22.The Chairman of the NeST Group, Javad Hassan, will receive an award for his outstanding leadership. To help Indian businesses compete on a global scale, he has been working to establish campuses of top American colleges in India. Suffolk County police officer Thomas Joy will get an award for his public service. The India Association of Long Island recognised Joy in 2020 for his dedication to the community during the Covid-19 pandemic. Performing arts winner Bindiya Sabarinath is the brains behind the Mayura School of Arts. Sabarinath, a graduate of Kalakshetra Chennai who is proficient in Bharatnatyam, Mohiniyattam, and Kuchipudi, has been working to make the most popular forms of Indian dance more widely available in the United States. Twenty years ago she earned a Presidential Award for her performance of Mohiniyattam on Republic Day on behalf of Kerala and since then she has devoted herself to teaching and performing Indian Classical Dance. In the year 2000, Bindiya founded the Mayura school of Arts in the United States. According to her website, she has more than a thousand pupils and a number of locations in the New York and New Jersey metro areas. The Applied Science awardee, Silvester Noronha, was born in the Kollam district of Kerala. At the moment, he is a member of the MIT faculty in a visiting capacit ...

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