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British Council awards for three Indian alumni of UK universities

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Three Indian alumni of UK universities have been awarded by the for their outstanding achievements and contribution to the country.

"Three UK alumni in were recognised for their outstanding achievements as business professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders, and for their important contribution to strengthening collaborative ties between the UK and India," a said.

The 'Professional Achievement Award' which recognises alumni who have distinguished themselves through exemplary leadership in their professional field, was presented to Saumya Saxena, an alumni of the and the

"Saxena is internationally recognised for her assistance to of (LCI) in assessing the feasibility of a uniform civil code. Her work with which was set up to revise rape laws in has had an impact on every woman in the country," the said.

The Social Impact Award,which acknowledges alumni who have made an exceptional contribution to creating positive social change, was presented to Ruchi Shah, a post graduate of the

The Entrepreneurial Award,which highlights alumni who have played a leading role in business innovation, was presented to Sushant Desai, a post graduate from the

The awards were presented during a ceremony here last evening.

OBE, Director India, said "We are delighted to celebrate the achievements of this year's This year's winners join more than 150,000 Indians who have studied in the UK in the last ten years and are today making a powerful contribution to India's economic growth and knowledge ambitions.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 12:17 IST