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NRI Professor at University of Bahrain honoured with Hind Rattan Award

Bahrain, Feb. 05, 2009
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In a glittering ceremoney, Professor, Prem Lal Joshi, Professor of Accounting, at the University of Bahrain, has been honored with the HIND RATTAN AWARD ( Jewel of India) on the eve of Indian Republic day by the NRI Welfare Society ( a registered body with Government of India) on Jan 25, 2009 in New Delhi. The award recognizes his outstanding academic and intellectual contributions and achievements. In its 28th year now, the "Hind Rattan" is presented each year to leading expatriates Indians. The five-day awards program began in the Indian capital, New Delhi on January 24 with a dinner reception and cultural extravaganza.

The awards were given by Mr. K.C. Pant, former Defence Minister, Dr. Bhisham Singh, former Minister and Governor, Mr/ G.V.G. Former Election Commissioner, Mr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi ( Congress Party Spokesman), the noted personality and the former Attorney General of India. A number of of government dignitaries, diplomats and industrialists were present at the award gala on January 25th at New Delhi's Lalit Intercontinental Hotel.

"We are proud of NRIs for making substantial contributions in strengthening Indian relationships abroad ," said Deepak Singh, convener of the NRI Welfare Society of India.

The 'Hind Rattan' award adds to a growing accolades for Professor Joshi. "It is a great honor to be part of this prestigious group, said Dr Joshi. A total of four NRIs from Bahrain received this award for their contributions and achievements in various fields. Whereas 18 NRIs from the US received this award.

Dr Joshi holds Master of Commerce from Delhi University and Ph.D from Garhwal University. Dr. Joshi joined the University of Bahrain in 1993 and has been continuously serving the international communities by demonstratiing high degree of commitment and sincerity. His prior assignments were with Bilkent University, Turkey, University of Nairobi, Kenya, National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, India and Garhwal University, India.

He has several achievements to his credit. He is listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World and International Who's Who USA. International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England, has included his name its publication among the Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century.

He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Accounting Auditing and Performance Evaluation (IJAAPE) and Managing Editor of Afro Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting, both the journals are published from U.K. He is also an Academic Fellow of Association of International Accountants, UK. He has been continuously engaged in promoting accounting education and research at the global level.

Dr Joshi has authored six books in Accounting. Earlier while working in India, he contributed substantially in training and consultancy to various government and corporate sector companies in the implementation of Zero-Based Budgeting. His books are also text books in schools in Bahrain.

Dr. Joshi has publisehd over 60 research papers in leading refereed international journals and over 55 articles in non-refereed journals and magazines. He is on the editorial board of several international journals. He is also an external reviewer for the faculty promotion of several universities in Canada, UK, Australia, Middle East, Africa and India.. He has participated and presented papers in over 30 international accounting conferences and also chaired several technical sessions. He regularly participates in European Accounting Association congress.

Dr. Joshi has also conducted several international surveys on Changing Role of NRIs, Value-based education and Value-based journalism etc. as a part of his international community services in order to create awareness among the youth and other professionals.
Dr. Joshi 's two sons are accounting and finance professionals and daughter is an engineer. His wife Lila Joshi is a housewife.




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