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IIBCB honors Christel DeHaan with “Indiana Ratna” award

August 16, 2018 03:39 PM

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS: Indiana India Business Council Board on Wednesday honored Christel House International Founder and CEO, Christel DeHaan, with the inaugural “Indiana Ratna” (Jewel of Indiana) award. The award was presented at the 1st Annual “Indiana India Celebrating Our Impact” Gala at Indiana Roof Ballroom, 140 W Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
“Indiana Ratna' is the highest award bestowed by Board members of Indiana India Business Council to individuals who have contributed significantly towards strengthening cultural, educational, political, social and economic ties and have helped make a profound impact in both Indiana and India, to show the world how much we value their actions. Christel DeHaan earned the distinction of getting the inaugural award. It will now be an annual feature.
Christel House is successfully running schools in India -- in Bengaluru and Naya Raipur. Ninty two per cent of Christel House India - Bengaluru graduates continue education, are working or both.
Christel House India opened a new school in Naya Raipur on August 16, 2016 with 209 students-- Grades K-3 (adding one grade per year up to Grade 12).
After the guests took their seats, the programme began with Indian National Anthem by Janvi Bhatia and Rhea Bhatia of Carmel High School.
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