Washington, April 29: Top Democrat Senator Christopher Dodd would receive `Friend of India` award for his contribution in strengthening the Indo-US relationship.
The award, instituted by the Connecticut chapter of the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) would be presented to Senator Dodd at the GOPIO-Connecticut`s fourth annual gala on May 2 in Stamford.
"Co-chairman of the India Caucus in the US Senate, Senator Dodd will be honoured with `Friend of India` award in recognition of his leadership in advancing economic and
political cooperation between India and the United States, and his years of support to the India-American community," said Thomas Abraham of GOPIO.
GOPIO-Connecticut would also facilitate several Indian Americans on the occasion. Dinesh Paliwal, chairman, president and CEO of Harman International as `Indian-American Achiever` and Neesha Ramchandani as `Young Person Of The Year`.