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Annual Chaudhuri Dinner Celebration

ABOUT THE CHAUDHURI DINNER

On April 26, 2014, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) hosted its Twelfth Annual Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri Dinner Celebration at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto.

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This year, CIIS presented the 2014 Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri Award for Distinguished Service to global philanthropist and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Lata Krishnan. The evening's highlights included an invocation by award-winning composer, Silvia Nakkach, a brief program and awards presentation, and dinner and dessert with musical entertainment by Aushim Chaudhuri and Brian Wallace.

All proceeds from this event benefit the Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri Library Collection at CIIS. For more information about the event or collection, please contact Dorotea Reyna at 415-575-6135 or dreyna@ciis.edu. CIIS established the Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri Award for Distinguished Service to honor its esteemed cofounders. Each year, the award is given to an individual whose life exemplifies the selfless service modeled by Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri in aiding the Bay Area community and the world.

Stay tuned for next year's event details.

Past recipients of the Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri Award for Distinguished Service are as follows:

2003 Deepak Chopra
2004 Rajendra and Malti Prasad
2005 Magan Patel
2006 Rajnikant and Helen Desai
2007 Ali Akbar Khan
2008 Naranji V. Patel
2009 Kavita N. Ramdas
2010 Kanwal Rekhi
2011 Haresh C. Shah
2012 Navin and Pratibha Doshi
2013 Mani L. Bhaumik
2014 Lata Krishnan