Washinton, Jan 11 (mb): A prominent Indian American community leader from Texas has been honoured for his role in promoting ties between India and the US.
Ashok Mago, Chairman of the Dallas based US-India Forum and a community leader has been nominated for the 'Apostle of International Understanding' by the Unity International Foundation for his 'exceptional role in bring India closer to the USA'.
Mago played a prominent role in the passage of the Henry Hyde Act of 2006 dealing with the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal.
He is the founding Chair of the Greater Dallas Indo American Chamber of Commerce; a former Chair of the Asian American Chamber and a former Member of the Board of the Dallas Fort Worth International Airports.
The earlier recipients of the award include people from Japan, Austria, Norway, Argentina, Tunisia and Britain.