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Pravasi Bharatiya Samaan to former Finance and External Affairs minister of Trinidad

Former Finance Minister and minister of foreign affairs Winston Dookeran

Trinidad. JAN 16  (UITV) - Former Finance Minister and minister of foreign affairs Winston Dookeran has been awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award from the government of India in the field of public service.
The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman is one of the highest honours given to people of Indian origin residing overseas. 


The award is part of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention and was held from January 7-9.
Dookeran was the only Caribbean national on the list of 30 awardees from around the globe.
The nomination process for the award includes an 11-member committee with dignitaries from the government of India’s Ministry of External Affairs.

 
Dookeran and his family are currently in India where he accepted the award.