ISLAND AWARD TO DR. DHIRAJ H. SHAH
Dr. Dhiraj H. Shah, Past President of JAINA and the current Chairman of JAINA's World Community Service has been awarded 2008 Ellis Island award by NECO (National Ethnic Coalition of Organization). Each year since 1986, NECO has sponsored the Ellis Island Medals of Honor to recognize and honor the diversity of American people that makes America a great nation. The Medals are presented on Ellis Island, in a dramatic ceremony, to American citizens of diverse origins for their outstanding contributions to their communities, their nation and the world. Past recipients include six Presidents of the United States, Nobel Prize winners, athletes, leaders of industry, artists and others whose work has made a lasting impact on humanity. Ellis Island is a living tribute to the courage and hope of all immigrants who have built America. This prestigious award to Dr. Shah is in recognition of humanitarian services he has been associated with in his personal capacity and as chairman of JAINA's World Community Service. He believes very firmly that serving the needy and the disadvantaged is the best way to serve God. His passion for humanitarian services is shared by all members of his family and he has inspired many in JAINA to follow his example. He considers this award as not to himself but to JAINA and he thanks JAINA for giving him the opportunity to serve. The award ceremony will take place on May 10th at the Great Hall on Ellis Island. You can get more information on the ceremony by visiting www.neco.org Courtesy : Sulekh C. Jain, Houston, Texas, USA.