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Indian-origin students presented with Lotus Excellence Awards 2016

Lotus Excellence Awards 2016

New York, June 27 (UITV)- The Lotus Excellence Awards are an initiative of the Indian Community Outreach Board NICO to recognize the achievers in Indian-American community. Mayor Emeritus George Pradel and Mayor Steve Chirico presented 2016 Lotus Excellence Awards to student of Indian origin.

Mayor Pradel Leadership Award was announced last year at the time of his retirement and is given to a senior with outstanding leadership skills. Mayor Emeritus Pradel was the guest of honor at the event and has always been a supporter of NICO Board and their projects. He commended the students for their hard work and encouraged them to keep following their passion and dreams.

Mayor Chirico was the chief guest at the event and addressed the students and parents with best wishes.

“Award of Excellence” was presented to Binita Gupta for her leadership and overall achievements. Gupta received the first Mayor Pradel Award for leadership. Nihal Dantluri and Anvita Hariharan were awarded in the Art’s Category. Award for academic achievement went to Murugan Narayanan and Yash Agarwal.

The awards were presented to students who excelled in the field of Academics, Sports, Arts, Leadership and Community service. Eligible students came from District 203, District 204, IMSA and home schooled children. The cash award of $500 was presented to multiple recipients in each award category.

Krishna Bansal, Chairman of NICO said, “The primary mission of NICO is to embrace, preserve and promote cultural heritage and contributions of Indian Americans while educating them to get involved with the city of Naperville”.