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Hind Rattan (Jewel of India) award

(31 January 2020)

Congratulations to Parantap Basu, Professor of Macroeconomics at our Business School, who received the prestigious Hind Rattan (Jewel of India) award at the 39th convention of the NRI Welfare Society of India for “outstanding services, contribution and achievement” in the field of Economics, particularly his research on Indian macro economy.


The NRI Welfare Society of India, under the auspices of the Government of India, gives the award and it is one of the highest awards given to non-resident persons of Indian origin.

The award ceremony took place at the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, in New Delhi. Senior members of the Indian government and Supreme Court, international ambassadors, and other dignitaries were invited to attend the ceremony. The medal was given by Smt Meira Kumar, former union minister and the 15th speaker of the Lok Sabha (Lower House of the Indian Parliament) and the certificate by H.E Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Jarwan, the President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, UAE.

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