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Photo above (l-r): Nalinee Prakash, Dr Karan Singh, Goojha Ved Prakash

DR. KARAN SINGH FELICITATED IN PARIS

GOPIO Paris hosted a dinner reception for Indian Parliamentarian and scholar, Dr. Karan Singh on May 19, 2011 in Paris. Dr. Karan Singh was in Paris to participate in a symposium on 20th May 2011 chaired by the Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, bringing together eminent academics and personalities from the fields of philosophy, education and diplomacy. This international scholarly symposium on "the Contributions of the Buddha's Teachings to Universality, Humanism and Peace" is being organized by The Permanent Delegation of Sri Lanka to UNESCO and the Asia Pacific Group of Member States in association with the Director General and Secretariat of UNESCO.

The reception by GOPIO Paris was arranged and hosted by GOPIO Paris president Goojha Ved Prakash and was attended by 75 NRI and PIO guests from the Paris area. Mr Prakash remarked that the reception was held "mainly to honor Dr. Singh in a friendly atmosphere for his contributions for all Indians around the globe as a visionary statesman, a cultural ambassador and a great Scholar and author too. Dr. Singh has written over 25 notable books and several prominent articles and essays.

Photo above (l-r): Nalinee Prakash, Dr Karan Singh, Goojha Ved Prakash

Dr. Singh, who was born in Cannes, France, was Government of India's representative and inaugurated the First GOPIO Convention in 1989 in New York where GOPIO was established. Dr. Singh was inducted to GOPIO's Honor Roll at its annual meeting in New Delhi in January 2007.