Nadella, Subra Suresh to be honoured for contributions to US

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh are among several immigrants who will be honoured this week on the occasion of America`s independence day for their achievements and contributions towards making the US "vibrant and strong".

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 02, 2014, 22:16 PM IST

New York: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh are among several immigrants who will be honoured this week on the occasion of America`s independence day for their achievements and contributions towards making the US "vibrant and strong".

The Carnegie Corporation of New York, its Board of Trustees and staff will celebrate naturalised citizens on July 4th and honour a group of distinguished immigrants and their achievements in its `Pride of America` full-page public service ad in The New York Times.

The corporation would also honour new and aspiring citizens on a tribute website.

Apart from Nadella and Suresh, the other Indian immigrants to be honoured are Actor and Comedian Aasif Mandvi and academician Beheruz Sethna, the corporation said in a statement.

The `2014 Pride of America` honorees are 41 immigrants from more than two dozen countries who have proved their mettle as leaders in a range of fields.

This year`s honourees include Iranian-origin author Reza Aslan, Taiwan-origin Entrepreneur in Residence at Google Ventures Steve Chen, US Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet hailing from Mexico, Nobel Prize Winner originally from Norway Ivar Giaever, Nobel Prize Winner Yoichiro Nambu from Japan and Olympic Wrestling Champion hailing from Russia Elena Pirozhkova.

"We owe the vitality, the progress and the hope we all have for the future of this nation to the contributions that each and every citizen has brought to the banquet table, including those who have come as immigrants, either recently or in the distant past," President of Carnegie Corporation of New York and a naturalised citizen Vartan Gregorian said.

The corporation has honoured immigrants for their work every year since 2006.

The corporation has been committed to promoting citizenship and along with civic integration grantees and other partners it would showcase multimedia and blogs of new and soon-to-be citizens sharing their hopes and dreams online.

The corporation was established by Scottish-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to promote the advancement of knowledge and understanding.