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Deepak Chopra Receives Bennett Custom Recognition Award

Deepak Chopra, a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, recently received a unique, custom Bennett recognition award from the Canada India Foundation (“CIF”). CIF presented Mr. Chopra with the achievement award as the recipient of its annual “CIF Chanchlani Global Indian Award”.

These prestigious CIF recognition trophies are given each year to recognize an individual who demonstrates global leadership, vision, and professional excellence, which has made people of Indian origin around the world proud of their heritage. In addition to the achievement trophies, these awards also include a sum of $50,000, which is given to a charity of the recipient’s choice.

Deepak Chopra is the fourth recipient of these custom recognition awards. Previous recipients include Sam Pitroda, a pioneer of India’s telecom revolution, Tulsi Tanti, a trailblazer in the deployment of wind power, and Ratan Tata, one of India’s most respected industrialists and philanthropists.

The Bennett achievement trophy was presented to Mr. Chopra at the CIF Annual Awards Gala, held April 21, 2012, at the Toronto Metro Centre in Toronto, Canada.

Deepak Chopra has been heralded by Time Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Heroes and Icons of the 20th Century”. He has transformed the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellness. Mr. Chopra is the prolific author of more than 64 books, including 19 New York Times bestsellers. He is also a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post on Faith and contributes regularly to,, and the Huffington Post. In addition, he hosts the popular Deepak Chopra Radio show on BlogTalk Radio.

For these prestigious recognition trophies, CIF commissioned Bennett Awards to create a new custom awards design that reflected the stature and global nature of these awards. This custom awards design incorporates a unique bronze sculpture created by the world-renowned Bennett Awards sculptor Tom Bennett holding a crystal globe. The sculpture awards feature a high-polished bronze finish, and are mounted on black marble bases with customized engravings of the CIF logo, award name, recipient name, and date of presentation.

CIF is a national, non-profit, non-partisan organization established in 2007 to foster support for stronger bi-lateral relations between Canada and India; to educate Canadians on the changing face of India and to increase the participation of Indo-Canadians in the public policy process in Canada. CIF's founding members include entrepreneurs, senior Canadian business executives and top tier professionals.