Udaipur, India: Well-known tri-state physician, Padma Shri recipient Dr. Sudhir Parikh, was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Literature (D-Lit) Degree Feb 7 by Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan University (JRNRU) at its Udaipur Campus in India. This degree was awarded to Dr. Parikh for his contribution and work in the field of social service.
Dr. Parikh is Chairman of Parikh Worldwide Media and ITV Gold, one of the largest Indian-American publishing outlets in the United States.
The degree certificate was conferred on Dr. Parikh by the University Chancellor Prof S.S. Sarangdevot. Mentioning the success of overseas Indians, and of Dr. Parikh in particular, Chancellor Sarangdevot said the world screen will shine if Indian knowledge spreads on the international level.
Speaking at the Convocation, Dr. Parikh said the degree by JRN was the most important of all honors he has received in his life. “This degree is awarded by an institution which is founded on principles of humanity, social work and inclusion of the backward and needy in the mainstream,” Parikh said. “This is true wisdom and appropriate in the world context today,” he added.
Dr. Parikh, who has been involved in social causes in India even as a practicing medical doctor in the United States, said humanity and social causes have acquired a new dimension globally, and, if combined with hard work, would bring success.
He also said a student exchange program of JRN with American universities would benefit students of both countries and provide opportunities for innovation. He has also been involved in the field of education, including helping foreign medical graduates find their place in the U.S..