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Mangaluru: Sudhir Kumar Shetty conferred Pingara Rajyotsava Award


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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Nov 7: Chief operating officer (COO) of UAE Exchange Sudhir Kumar Shetty Perla on Tuesday November 7 was honoured with the 'Pingara Rajyotsava Award' in a ceremony held at Town Hall here. The programme was organized by Pingara Weekly.

Addressing the gathering, bishop of Mangaluru diocese, Dr Aloysius Paul D'Souza, "It is heartening to see Sudhir Kumar Shetty receive the Pingara Rajyotsava Award. He truly deserves this award. He has contributed a lot to society and has achieved success in business over the past several years. Myriad people achieve but very few get recognized, and out of 23 achievers who were shortlisted this year, Sudhir Kumar Shetty was chosen for this award."

Acknowledging the honour, Sudhir Kumar Shetty said, "I thank everyone for giving me this award. UAE Exchange was first spearheaded by B R Shetty. I owe him this award. About 33 years ago, UAE Exchange was in pathetic condition but once B R Shetty took over, it strengthened and burgeoned across the world, setting up over 2 lac branches and 800 direct branches which provided service to people to transfer money from one country to other within minutes."

MLA J R Lobo said, "Sudhir Kumar Shetty is the right person to be awarded with Pingara Rajyotsava. Sudhir Shetty was chosen for this award for his kindness and good nature. This award gives a strong message to people that those who achieve will be recognized. This also encourages others to achieve something in life."

Former president of Konkani Sahithya Academy Roy Castelino, Harikrishna Punaroor, editor of Pingara Weekly Raymond D'Cunha and others were present.

Roy Castelino, Harikrishna Punaroor, Fr William Menezes, former general manager of corporation bank C J Pinto, district president of journalist union Jagannath Shetty Bala, Kudroli temple development committee member Dr B G Suvarna, Akashavani programme executive Sadananda Perla were the jury members for this year’s Pingara Rajyotsava Award.

Sudhir Kumar Shetty hails from Perla in Kasargod district. He graduated from St Aloysius College and later became chartered accountant. He has been serving in UAE Exchange for the past 25 years.

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  • Sandeep Shetty, Mudushedde, Arbi Hose

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Heartily congratulations Sudheeranna...
    This recognition is well deserved.Your dedication towards works ,enthusiasm,hard work and inspiration to our young generation specially coastal belt (South Canara & Kasaragod Dist)

    May God bless you & Your family....

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  • Mohammed Ali Uchil, Abu Dhabi

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Heartily congratulations Sudheeranna,indeed a great honor for us coastal NRI Kannadigas as well as All NRI Kannadigas. Nice to see Mrs.Shetty along with you,who is your inspiration.
    This recognition is well deserved.Your dedication,enthusiasm,insight ,hard work and down to earth approach are an inspiration to our young generation.
    May God bless you & Your family.

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  • THERESA LOBO, Mukamar,Sharjah - U.A.E.

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Congratulations Mr.Sudhir on this Great Achievement. Many more to come.
    You truly deserve this award. All the Best and God bless you Always.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    He deserves award for his exceptional performance.Congratulations and all the best

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  • Mark Denis D'souza, Niddodi/Sharjah-U.A.E.

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Congratulations dear Sudhir Kumar Shetty.
    The Intelectual Personality. The International Personality.The man of Simplicity.
    The gift to Humanity and Inspiration to all employees who are given power and position.
    I salute you Sir.God bless you and Good Luck.

    Mark Denis D'souza

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  • Hilary Dsa, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Congratulation to you on your achievement.
    Many more to come----------

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  • dinesh shetty, Nitte/Dubai

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    SUdhiranna...Long Journey, G8 Achievement ...Keep Going...Congratulations

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  • Rob Stan, Udupi / US

    Tue, Nov 7 2017

    Sudhir Kumar Shetty is such a talented person. He deserves this award.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [8]

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