20 September 2022


Priyadarshni Academy awards Aziz Khan

Photo caption: Muhammed Aziz Khan the Founder Chairman of Summit Group, receiving Priyadarshni Academy’s ‘Global Award for Outstanding Contributions to Bangladesh's Infrastructure’ from Suresh Prabhu, the former Federal Minister of India. In addition, Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, Chairman and Dr R A Mashelkar, Chairman - Global Awards Advisory Committee of Priyadarshni Academy are also seen in the photo.

(Mumbai) September 20, 2022, Tuesday: Muhammed Aziz Khan the Founder Chairman of Summit Group has received the 38th ‘Global Award for Outstanding Contribution to Bangladesh's Infrastructure’ from the Priyadarshni Academy, also known as Asia’s Nobel Prize from Suresh Prabhu, former Federal Minister of India, Founding Chancellor of Rishihood University.

Previously from Bangladesh, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed KCMG, Founder & Chairperson, BRAC had received the 30th Priyadarshni Academy’s Global Award for ‘Outstanding Contributions to Alleviation of Poverty and Empowerment of the Poor’.

Also present at the ceremony were Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways of India, Piyush Goyal, Minister of Textiles, Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution as well as the Leader of Rajya Sabha and Rahul Narwekar, Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly among other distinguished guests.

The other ‘2022 Global Award Winners’ are Alia Bhatt, Actress recipient of Priyadarshni Academy’s Smita Patil Memorial Award; Patricia E Cantellano, Ambassador of Mexico for her contribution to sustainable development; Dr Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, RP Sanjiv Goenka Group recipient of Ramkrishna Bajaj Memorial Award, Kanwal Jeet Jawa, Chairman & MD of Daikin Airconditioning for his contribution in international business development, Shraddheya Shailbala Pandya, Managing Trustee of Shri Vedmata Gayatri Trust for her contribution to women empowerment and spirituality and Dario Werthein, Chairman, Vrio Group the recipient of Harish Mahindra Memorial Award.

About Priyadarshni Academy Global Awards: Now, nearly four decades on, the Priyadarshni Academy Global Awards has grown into becoming one of the rare internationally recognised humanitarian awards, instituted in India. It was always Nanik Rupani’s dream to create an award that would stand as tall as the globally revered Nobel Prize, and the Priyadarshni Academy Global Awards are indeed viewed by many leaders as Asia’s very own Nobel awards. Awards are given in the categories of Business Leadership, Environment Conservation, Humanitarian Work, Corporate Social Responsibility, Science and Technology and various other fields. Visit:

Saurabh Bendkhale, Manager Public Relations, Priyadarshni Academy

Mohsena Hassan, Head of Public Relations & Media, Summit Corporation Mobile: +8801713081905

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