Naperville, Illinois: The World Book of Records, London, UK felicitated Dr. Manu K. Vora for his social work spanning over 52 years. Specifically, for his leadership at the Blind Foundation for India for a Free Chakshu Daan Project for over 33 years benefiting 2 million adults and children with free eyesight checkups. In addition, he was recognized for his pioneering contribution of Free Gyan Daan Project delivering Soft Skills Program benefiting over one million students, faculties, and professionals in India for nine years for better employability as well as serving as a member of AICTE NEP 2020 Implementation Plan Committee.
The World Book of Records (WBR) Certificate of Commitment was presented by Dr. Diwakar Sukul, Chairman and Shri Shakti Tiwari, Secretary, WBR, London, UK.
Swami Nikhileswaranandaji, Adhyaksha, Shri Ramakrishna Ashram, Rajkot, Gujarat was the chief guest at the ceremony. Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was the guest of honor. There were nine special guests (Nav Ratnas) at the ceremony including Dr. Mamta Rani Agarwal, Adviser-I, AICTE; Dr. Rakesh Kumar, IAS, Chairman, Public Service Commission, Uttarakhand; Prof. Anil Kumar Agrawal, In-Charge, Training & Placement Cell, IIT (BHU), Varanasi; Prof. Paul Prabhaker, VP Emeritus, Northern Illinois University, Dr. K. G. Suresh, VC, Makhanlal Chaturvedi University, Bhopal; Rakesh Tiwari, IFS, Under Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, GOI; Ghanasyam Soni, IRS, Joint Commissioner, Ministry of Finance, GOI; Dr. Sanjay Sharma, DIG, Group Centre, Ministry of Home, GOI; and Prof. Shobha Lal, Dean, Faculty of Education and Methodology, Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, Jaipur.
Dr. Manu Vora dedicated his WBR honor to 15 million blind men, women, and children of India and all the faculties across India who empower their students to become responsible citizens of India. He thanked Blind Foundation for India Board Members and donors, members of his family, and friends who joined virtually from India and the USA.