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Shree Amubhai Dhakan recommended for Padma Shree Award

Lions Club has sent their recommendations to the President of India for the prestigious Padma Shree award for Shree Amubhai Dhakan.


His citation has been accepted and his bibliography has been forwarded to the award cell of the President’s office. Their recommendations are now being processed.


Shree Amubhai is widely recognised for his immense contribution to the social betterment as well as raising funds for many charities. The bibliography and citation form for Padma Shri award has been also uploaded on the website of shri amubhai that is

We're looking forward to the awards, and send our best wishes to Shree Amubhai.


Padma Shree - India's fourth highest honour

Padma Shree is an award given by the Government of India mostly to Indian citizens taking recognition of their distinguished contribution in various spheres. The award stands fourth in the ranking hierarchy of civilian awards. In order first being Bharat Ratna, then the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan.


The award seeks to recognize work of any distinction and is given for distinguished and exceptional achievements/service in all fields of activities/disciplines, such as Art, Literature and Education, Sports, Medicine, Social Work, Science and Engineering, Public Affairs, Civil Service, Trade and Industry etc.


It is the usual practice is to invite recommendations every year from all departments of the Government of India as well as private individuals, bodies etc., They are then placed before the Padma Awards Committee. The recommendations made by the Awards Committee are submitted to the Prime Minister and the President for their approval.


The Awards are announced on 26th January every year and are presented by the President of India in an Awards presentation Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Shri Amubhai Dhakan

TV interview with Shri Amubhai Dhakan

Shri Amubhai, a prominent member of our community was interviewed by the satellite channel Etv Gujarati under their program SAMVAD. This program takes interviews of the public and dignitaries. It was first in samvad program that host not directly started questing about the work done but he read out the services undertaken by Shri Amubhai. The host was Mr. Jay Vasavada a highly renowned philosopher and a columnist in Gujarat Samachar morning daily.


The programme gave following statistical data:

97,248 Free Cataract Operation,

212,649 Free Spectacles & Eye Donation,

445,780 General Medical Donation,

32,497 Medical Help to Child Patients,

453 Open Heart Surgery,

1,233 Operation of Cancer Patients,

18,560 Help to Diabetic Patients,

25,000 General Donations to Temple and Hindu Cremation Place,

Scholarship to any blind student of Gujarat State,

Scholarship to financially weak students standing on Merit List of Engineering & Medical in Gujarat State,

Tree Plantation &

129 Blood Donation Camp - collected 3,478,500CC from 11,595 Blood Donors.

Following are the videos of the TV interviews with Shri Amubhai and
Garba Ras Competition of BLIND under title name of HUNF.

Dholi Taro Dhol Baje

Garba competition

HUNF-Interview Of Shri Amubhai R. Dhakan By Etv Gujarati (Part 1)

HUNF-Interview Of Shri Amubhai R. Dhakan By Etv Gujarati (Part 2)

HUNF-Interview Of Shri Amubhai R. Dhakan By Etv Gujarati (Part 3)

PastEditor of the “Parajiya Samachar”, Shri Amubhai Dhakan has been awarded for his selfless and continuous service for medical treatment of catarrh patient. The news has been published in every prominent local news papers with photographs of the award ceremony.

An award ceremony held in Jamnagar by Lions Club International District 323 is the district that covers all the lion clubs in Saurastra – Kutch.

The VIP at the ceremony included some prominent personalities. The District Governor for District 323,  Lion Gitaben Savla, along with Through whom the multiple vice-chairman Sudhirbhai Sogani, Treasurer Bharatbhai Shah, Mukulbhai Seth and also Governors from Khambhat, Ajmer, Surat and also the mayor of Jamnagar Mayor Manharbhai Zala, Jitbhai Lal (President of the Chamber), Vikrambhai Maadam (Member of the legislative assembly) were present at the ceremony.
Shree Ambubhai Dhakan (President of the Racecourse Club, Chairman of the Site first was given an award for his services to humanity.

Amubhai has been recognised for his distinguished service of a high degree for humanity in many fields for which he has received eight awards in the past. We are preparing a profile on Shri Amubhai and will be published soon.


Shri Amubhai Dhakan on YouTube

by Shri Samasta Parajiya Pattni Soni Gnati Mahamandal, Rajkot

Videos of Shri Amubhai and his activities on HUNF are launched on youtube. This is the first time on our website that a Pattni member is sending a message to our community by a video link. All his video links are uploaded on our website for the benefit of our community members.