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The Ellis Island Awards

May 12, 2009 03:56 IST

Six Indian-Americans win Ellis Island Medal of honor

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The Ellis Island Medal of Honor was established to pay tribute to the achievements of  various ancestry groups that comprise America's cultural mosaic, their website reports.

This year, six American-Indians were among the awardees. Jatin P Shah, Kiran Desai, Sant Singh Chatwal, Shiv C Dass, Uma Mysorekar and Joseph J Thomas won the award this year.

 

 


Image: The six winners :Jatin P Shah, Kiran Desai, Sant Singh Chatwal, Shiv C Dass, Uma Mysorekar, Joseph J Thomas.
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi
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Sant Singh Chatwal

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Sant Singh Chatwal - Chairman & CEO, Hampshire Hotels & Resorts was awarded a medal. Chatwal is a Sikh American Businessman who owns the 'Bombay Palace' chain of restaurants.

Image: Sant Singh Chatwal at the award ceremony
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi
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Jatin Shah

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Jatin P Shah is the chair of head and neck service in the Department of Surgery at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre.

Image: Jatin Shah with his Medal
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi
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Shiv C Dass

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Shiv C Dass is the Chairman of the Jackson Heights Merchants Association in New York.


Image: Shiv Dass with his Medal
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi
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Joseph J Thomas

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Doctor Joseph J Thomas , a dentist from Pennysylvania was awarded the medal.

Image: Joseph J Thomas at the award ceremony
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi
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Uma Mysorekar

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Doctor Uma Mysorekar, President of the Hindu Temple Society of North America was awarded a medal. Mysorekar was one of the six religious leaders invited to President Obama's National Prayer Service.

Image: Uma Mysorekar at the awards function
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi
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Kiran Desai

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Kiran Desai is accountant and tax consultant.

Image: Kiran Desai at the awards ceremony
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi
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