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PBD: NRI's honesty dwarfs achievements
January 10, 2006 01:09 IST
Last Updated: January 10, 2006 01:11 IST
The honesty of an ordinary Malayali worker in Oman, who returned a bag full of money to a forgetful Egyptian last year, stood out among the achievements of his more celebrated non-resident Indian counterparts at the fourth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas that concluded in Hyderabad on Monday.
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Abdullah Qader from Kasargod in north Kerala was honoured by President A P J Abdul Kalam with a 'Certificate of Honour', a first at the annual gathering of NRIs from around the world.
"I found the bag in the shop and knew whom it belonged to. So I returned it to him," said Qader after receiving the award from the President.
Qader's wife Nafisa and daughters - Afra (12), Frahah (7) and Safa (3) - witnessed the presentation of the award.
"The President was very enthusiastic when we told him we want to give this award to Qader," said MIOA Deputy Secretary Mahesh Arora.