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Subash Razdan to Receive ‘Ellis Island Medal of Honor’

June 2003
Subash Razdan to Receive ‘Ellis Island Medal of Honor’

Subash Razdan, a well recognized community activist and the acting chairman of The Gandhi Foundation of USA was awarded the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor for the year 2003 by ?The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations' (NECO) during a special ceremony on Ellis Island, New York on Saturday, May 17, 2003.���The Awards Ceremony was followed by a gala dinner and fireworks under the shadow of the Statue of Liberty.

NECO, the largest representative of ethnic and heritage organizations with over 5 million family members in the U.S. presented Razdan this coveted Medal of Honor for his leadership, humanitarian services and outstanding contributions in the field of ethnic and heritage recognition in the United States of America.

Previous awardees include such notables as President Jimmy Carter, Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani, Frank Sinatra and a host of many distinguished citizens of the United States of America.

Ellis Medal of Honor, established in 1986 by NECO is named after the Ellis Island, New York, to pay homage to the ancestral groups that passed through the Island's gates prior to their admission as immigrants in the United States, and these ancestral groups over the years had created the unique ethnic and cultural tapestry in America.

In announcing this award to Razdan, William Denis Fugazy, the Chairman of NECO extended his compliments and congratulations for his contributions in helping preserve and promote America's magnificent ethnic heritage.

It was also a great occasion for Subash Razdan's family, mother Kanta Razdan, wife Raj Razdan, sons Raul and Rishi Razdan and also for friends and associates who attended the awards ceremony, to share the jubilation.

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