|Awarded for||International awards for non-resident Keralites of India|
|First awarded||2003 Bangalore, India|
|Last awarded||2018 Tokyo, Japan|
|First winner||Dr. Poly Mathew from Germany|
|Next award||2019 Oslo, Norway|
Garshom, a media company for non-resident Keralites (NRKs) instituted the Garshom Awards in 2002. The word "Garshom" means "Pravasi", one who is away from his motherland. The awards recognise the contribution of the global community of NRKs to the society they are currently part of, the nation they were born to, and to Kerala, their motherland in particular.
The 13 Garshom Award presentation ceremonies have been held in Bangalore 2003, 2004, 2010, New Delhi 2005, Trivandrum 2006, Hyderabad 2007, Chennai 2009, Kuwait 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2012, Bangalore 2015, Malacca, Malaysia 2016, Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai 2017 and Tokyo, Japan 2018.
- 1 13th Garshom Awards
- 2 12th Garshom Awards
- 3 11th Garshom Awards
- 4 10th Garshom Awards
- 5 9th Garshom Awards
- 6 8th Garshom Awards
- 7 7th Garshom Awards
- 8 6th Garshom Awards
- 9 5th Garshom Awards
- 10 4th Garshom Awards
- 11 3rd Garshom Awards
- 12 2nd Garshom Awards
- 13 1st Garshom Award
- 14 References
- 15 External links
13th Garshom Awards
|P K Abdulla Koya ||Garshom Lifetime Achievement Award||Abu Dhabi|
|Joe Matthews||Garshom Pravasi Ratna Award||USA|
|Prof. D Sakthi Kumar Ph.D||Garshom Academic Excellence Award||Japan|
|Dr. Sony Sebastian||Garshom Emerging Businessman Award||Kuwait|
|Sunish Parakkel||Garshom Business Excellence Award||Japan|
|Anil Raj Manghat||Garshom Business Excellence Award||Japan|
|Shilpa Raj||Garshom Young Talent Award||USA|
|Abdul Latheef||Garshom Philanthropy Award||Saudi Arabia|
|Stephan Anathas||Garshom Special Jury Award||Singapore|
|Ignatius Muscrinas Sabastian||Garshom Special Jury Award||Malaysia|
|Paul T Puthenpurekal||Garshom Special Jury Award||Philippines|
|NANMA||Garshom Best Malayali Association||Norway|
The 13th Garshom International Awards presentation ceremony was held at Tokyo Bay Tokyu Hotel, Tokyo, Japan on 13 October 2018. The awards were presented by Nakamura Rikako, Member of Parliament, Japan in the presence of Tom Joseph, Councillor, Whittlesea, Australia; Shigeki Someya, former MLA, Sakae-cho, Japan; Siddharth Singh, Director, Cultural Centre, Indian Embassy, Tokyo; Tadashi Awazu, President, Taiyotomah Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan; Tetsuyuki Toyama, founder of Yamahachi Chemical Co. Ltd, Aichi, Japan; Joseph Scaria Juniour, Asia Pacific Director, Habitat for Humanity International; Jolly Thadathil, Germany; Suresh Lal, founding member, Nihonkairali, Japan; and Joseph Scaria, Asia Pacific Director, Habitat for Humanity International.
12th Garshom Awards
|Dr. P A Ibrahim||Garshom Lifetime Achievement Award||Dubai|
|Prasanth Manghat||Garshom Business Excellence Award||Abu Dhabi|
|Sri. Promoth Manghat ||Garshom Business Excellence Award||Abu Dhabi|
|Sri. A P Abdul Majeed ||Garshom Young Businessman Award||Saudi Arabia|
|Sri. Tino Thomas||Garshom Yuva Pravasi Award||India|
|Sri. N K Kurian ||Garshom Pravasi Returnee Award||Kottayam, India|
|Ananya Vinay ||Garshom Young Talent Award||USA|
|Janet Mathews Chethipuzha||Garshom Young Talent Award||Switzerland|
|Sri. Anilkumar Vasu||Garshom Special Jury Award||Dubai|
|NIHONKAIRALI||Garshom Best Malayalee Association||Japan|
|Garden City University ||Garshom Best Institution Award||Bangalore, India|
The 12th Garshom International Awards  presentation ceremony was held at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, UAE on 1 December 2017. The awards were presented by Brigadier H. E Mohammed Ahmed Al Yammahi, Federal National Council Member, UAE; Sri. V Vaithilingam, Hon'ble Speaker, Puducheri Legislative Assembly; and Sri. U T Khader, Minister for Food & Civil Supplies, Govt. of Karnataka. Guests of honour were Sri. Thumbay Moideen, Chairman of Thumbay Group, UAE; Sri. Joseph Scaria, Asia Pacific Director, Habitat for Humanity International; Dr. Francis Cleetus and Sri. Ivan Nigli, former MLA, Karnataka.
11th Garshom Awards
|Dr. Francis Cleetus ||Garshom Pravasi Ratna Award||Abu Dhabi|
|Smt. Mani Menon||Garshom Pravasi Vanitha Award||Malaysia|
|Dr. Rajesh Kumar N V||Garshom Yuva Pravasi Award||USA|
|Sri. Manoj Mavelikkara||Garshom Special Jury Award||Kuwait|
|Sri. Shijo K. Francis||Garshom Special Jury Award||Bangalore, India|
|Malayalee Association for Arts & Culture||Garshom Best Malayalee Association||Hong Kong|
The 11th Garshom international awards were presented at Cultural Center (Panggung Seri), Taman Budaya, Malacca, Malaysia on 17 December 2016. The Hon'ble Deputy Chief Minister, Govt. of Malacca, Malaysia, Md. Yunos Husin inaugurated the presentation ceremony. The Hon'ble Minister for Human Resource Development, Govt. of Malacca, Malaysia, Datuk M. S. Mahadevan presented the awards. All Malaysia Malayalee Association president Datuk Suseela Menon, Program Organizing Committee Chairman Dr. N R Nambiar, Tan Sri Raveendran Menon, Garshom Awards 2016 Jury chairman Sri. Joseph Scaria Junior, Garshom Foundation Secretary Sri. Jins Paul, Garshom Infomedia Ltd. Executive Director Sri. Jaijo Joseph and Malacca Kerala Samajam president Dr. Jayasankar felicitated the awardees.
10th Garshom Awards
|Sri. Joseph Scaria Jr.||Garshom Pravasi Ratna Award||Philippines|
|Smt. Jeny Verma||Garshom Pravasi Vanitha Award||Bangalore, India|
|Sri. Musthafa Hamza||Garshom Yuva Pravasi Award||Kuwait|
|Sqn Ldr (retd.) P. P. Cherian||Garshom Pravasi Returnee Award||Kochi, India|
|Sri. Mathai Jacob||Garshom Special Jury Award||Nigeria|
|Dr. Raghavan Nambiar||Garshom Special Jury Award||Malaysia|
|All India Malayalee Association||Garshom Best Malayalee Association||Chennai, India|
The tenth Garshom Awards were presented by the Bangalore Development and Town Planning Minister Sri. K. J. George. At the presentation ceremony held in the Garden City College Ceremony Hall on Sunday 27 December 2015, the press secretary to the Indian President Sri. Venu Rajamony, Dr. Aswath Narayan MLA, Honorary Consul of Maldives Dr. Joseph V.G, and Dr. J. Alexander were the chief guests. The award for the Garshom Best Malayalee Association was given to All India Malayalee Association (AIMA), Chennai, and was received by its President Sri. Gokulam Gopalan and Chairman Sri. Babu Panikker. Former MLA Sri. Ivan Nigli, Managing Editor of Garshom Sri. Jins Paul and Executive Director of Garshom Sri. Jaijo Joseph also addressed the gathering.
9th Garshom Awards
|Dr. George Kakkanatt||Garshom Pravasi Ratna Award||USA|
|Dr. Johnson C Lukose||Garshom Pravasi Returnee Award||Kochi, India|
|Sri. Antochen Thomas||Garshom Yuva Pravasi Award||Hyderabad, India|
|Smt. Valsala Rajaram||Garshom Pravasi Vanitha Award||Malaysia|
|Sri. Satheesh Gopalan||Garshom Special Jury Award||Malaysia|
|Confederation of Tamil Nadu Malayalee Association||Garshom Best Malayalee Association||Chennai, India|
The Hon. Minister of Prime Minister's Department, Govt. of Malaysia Datuk Seri G.Palanivel presented the 9th Garshom Awards at the Batu Caves Community Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 21 October 2012. The Hon. Deputy Minister of Information, Communication & Culture, Govt. of Malaysia Datuk Maglin Dennis D'Cruz; Tan Sri. Datuk K.Ravindran Menon, President AMMA Malaysia; Ajay Tharayil, KPCC General Secretary; Garshom Infomedia Ltd. Managing Editor Jins Paul; Executive Director Jaijo Joseph; Datuk S. Nadarajah; Datuk A.Vaithilingam; Saras Nair; and Dr. N.R. Nambiar felicitated the awardees.
8th Garshom Awards
|Sri. Sageer Thrikkarippur||Garshom Pravasi Ratna Award||Kuwait|
|Dr. Sunitha Krishnan||Garshom Pravasi Vanitha Award||Hyderabad, India|
|Sri. T A Ramesh||Garshom Special Jury Award||Kuwait|
|Sri. V C Praveen||Garshom Yuva Pravasi Award||Chennai, India|
|Sri. S Ahemed||Garshom Pravasi Returnee Award||Trivandrum, India|
|All Malaysia Malayalee Association||Garshom Best Malayalee Association||Malaysia|
The 8th Garshom awards were presented by the former Rajyasabha deputy chairperson Dr. Najma Heptulla. At the presentation ceremony held in the Indian Community school, Salmiya, Kuwait on Friday 27 May 2011, the acting Indian Ambassador Vidhu P Nair, Gen. Secy of Samajwadi Party Rajeev Rai were the chief guests. The chairman of the jury of the 8th Garshom awards Sri. Ivan Nigli, Managing Editor of Garshom Sri. Jins Paul, Sri. Jolly Joseph n=com_content&view=article&id=371</ref>.
7th Garshom Awards
|Dr. P.K.S Madhavan||Garshom Pravasi Ratna Award||Hyderabad, India|
|Sri. Tonio Thomas||Garshom Yuva Pravasi Award||Australia|
|Smt. Meena Das Narayan||Garshom Pravasi Vanitha Award||UAE|
|Sri. Jacob Channapetta||Garshom Special Jury Award||Kuwait|
|Sri. Joseph Thomas||Garshom Pravasi Returnee Award||Calicut, India|
|KELI||Garshom Best Malayalee Association||Switzerland|
The Hon. Home Minister, Govt. of Karnataka, Dr. V. S. Acharya inaugurated the 7th Garshom Awards programme at the NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bangalore on 20 February 2010. The Hon. Minister for Law & Justice, Govt. of India, Veerappa Moily presented the awards. Oommen Chandi, Opposition Leader, Govt. of Kerala; NA Haris MLA, Jayakar Reddy MLA; Sambaki MLA from Karnataka Benny Behnan; Garshom Awards Jury chairman Sri. Ivan Nigli; Garshom Infomedia Ltd. Managing Editor Sri. Jins Paul; Executive Director Sri. Jaijo Joseph; and 2008 Garshom Yuva Pravasi award winner Reji Kumar felicitated the awardees.
6th Garshom Awards
|Sri. Sam Kuruvilla||Garshom Pravasi Ratna Award||Qatar|
|Sri. Rejikumar||Garshom Yuva Pravasi Award||Bangalore, India|
|Smt. Vimalah Nair||Garshom Pravasi Vanitha Award||Malaysia|
|Smt. Lekha Sreenivasan||Garshom Special Jury Award||Trivandrum, India|
|Sri. Biji Eapen||Garshom Pravasi Returnee Award||Kochi, India|
|Friends Of Kerala||Garshom Best Malayalee Association||Ghaziabad, India|
The awards were presented by Dr. MM Rajendran, former Governor of Orissa on 31 January 2009 at Hotel Courtyard by Marriott, Chennai. Dr. Oscar Nigli MLA; M S Viswanathan, music director; Dr. TP Sreenivasan, former Ambassador to Austria; Dr. Parateep Philip IPS, IG of Police, Chennai; and Dr. Saji D'Zousa were present . The award committee consisting of K. Sukumaran (Retd. Chief General Manager, S.B.T.), Ivan Nigli (ex. Karnataka MLA), Dr. B. Ashok Kumar, Polly Mathew Somatheeram, S.K. Nair (Administrator, Garden City College, Bangalore), and Jins Paul (Managing Editor, Garshom Infomedia Ltd) selected the winners.
5th Garshom Awards
|Sri. K V Shamsudeen||Garshom Pravasi Ratna Award||UAE|
|Dr. Saji D’zousa||Garshom Yuva Pravasi Award||Hyderabad, India|
|Smt. Susan Abraham||Garshom Pravasi Vanitha Award||Singapore|
|Sri. D. Machingal||Garshom Pravasi Returnee Award||Thrissur, India|
|Kerala Samajam Colourgn||Garshom Best Malayalee Association||Germany|
The 5th Garshom Awards were presented at Harihara Kalabhavan, Hyderabad, Andrapradesh on 29 December 2007 in a function graced by Sri. Madhu, senior cine artist and Sri Jagathi Sreekumar, cine artist.
4th Garshom Awards
|Sri. Jolly Thadathil||Garshom Pravasi Ratna Award||Germany|
|Sri. Syed Azhar||Garshom Yuva Pravasi Award||Bahrain|
|Smt. Sicily Jacob||Garshom Pravasi Vanitha Award||Nigeria|
|Sri. CV Raveendranath||Garshom Pravasi Returnee Award||Kannur, India|
The 4th Garshom Awards were presented by M V Rajasekharan, Minister of state for Planning, Govt. of India in a programme held at Somatheeram Health Resorts, Kovalam on 17 December 2006. Guests included T U Kuruvilla, PWD minister, Govt. of Keral;, Ivan Nigli, MLA from Karnataka; George Mercian, MLA from Kerala; Madhu, senior cine artist; and Baby Mathew Arambankudi, MD, Jeevan TV.
3rd Garshom Awards
|Sri. Andrew Pappachan||Garshom Pravasi Ratna Award||USA|
|Sri. Abdulla Manjeri||Garshom Yuva Pravasi Award||Dammam|
|Sri. Paul Jose||Garshom Pravasi Returnee Award||Kochi, India|
Oscar Fernandes, Hon. Minister for NRIs, Govt. of India, presented the Garshom Awards in a function held at The Park, New Delhi on 9 December 2005. The other dignitaries who graced the occasion were Babu Diwakaran, Labour minister, Govt. of Kerala; and Ivan Nigli, MLA from Karnataka.
2nd Garshom Awards
|Sri. Joseph Melookaran||Garshom Pravasi Ratna Award||USA|
|Smt. Priaya Chacko||Garshom Yuva Pravasi Award||Vienna|
|Sri. Baiju Radhakrishnan||Garshom Pravasi Returnee Award||Kannur, India|
The Hon. Chief Minister, Govt. of Karnataka N. Dharam Singh presented the Garshom Awards in a well attended function held at St. John's Medical College Auditorium, Bangalore on 12 December 2004. Guests included Ivan Nigli, MLA from Karnataka, K J George, Karnataka PCC Gen. Secretary; and Mukesh, cine actor. A dance show was performed by artistes of Chitra School of Performing Arts, Bangalore.
1st Garshom Award
|Dr. Polly Mathew||Garshom Pravasi Ratna Award||Germany|
The first Garshom Award was presented to Dr. Polly Mathew from Germany in a colourful function held at the Chowdaiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore by J. Alexander, MLA, Govt. of Karnataka on 27 July 2003. The other guests present were K. B. Ganesh Kumar, MLA from Kerala; Madhu, senior cine actor and Mr. Jins Paul, founder, Garshom.
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