CHAI Annual Awards

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Swaran Dhawan, the first recipient of The Radha Pathak Humaintarian award and former board chair of CHAI, with the Pathak Family.

It’s that time again!  CHAI Annual Awards are just around the corner and the planning committee is hard at work.  At our annual luncheon we have the opportunity to celebrate people doing amazing work in the community.  We’re hoping you’ll consider sharing with us about those you work with that deserve to be recognized for their commitment to mental health in the South Asian community.

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Swaran and Razia with honorees Sheela Murthy and Dr. Siddharth Shah, joined by keynote speaker in 2009, former gubernatorial candidate Doug Duncan.

The CHAI Be the Change Award is to recognize the work that individuals or groups do to promote education and awareness about mental health in the South Asian community in the Baltimore/ Washington area.

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Ethan Watters, keynote speaker in 2010.

Criteria for Nominees:

  • Address/promote/educate about mental health issues with the South Asian community.
  • Provide the support to the South Asian community in the Baltimore/Washington DC metropolitan area.
  • CHAI welcomes nominations from diverse backgrounds, professional disciplines and volunteer affiliations who meet the first two criteria for nominees.
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Dr. Geetha Jayaram, honoree in 2010.

Additional Information Required

  • Name of Nominee
  • Nominee’s workplace or volunteer affiliation
  • Nominee’s contact info: (phone and email address)­
  • Person making the nomination & contact info ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
  • Essay- One page or less describing the nominee’s efforts in supporting mental health awareness in the South Asian community.
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Dr. Misbah Khan, honoree in 2010.

The Radha Pathak Humanitarian Award is to honor the memory of Dr. Pathak’s kind and benevolent spirit in helping others. Dr. Pathak was a dedicated physician and caring soul who interacted with patients, family and friends with compassion and generosity.

Criteria for Nomination:

  • Engaged in promoting greater understanding among communities
  • Exemplifies both personal and professional practices that value generosity, compassion and helping others.
  • Inspires others towards a greater good of humanity.
  • Self-Identifies as being South Asian or of South Asian descent.
  • Lives in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area.

Additional Information Required

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Shiney Ann John, 2011 award recipient.

  • Name of Nominee
  • Nominee’s workplace or volunteer affiliation
  • Nominee’s contact info: (phone and email address) ­
  • Person making the nomination & contact info ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
  • Essay- Maximum of one page essay describing the nominee’s efforts and work in meeting the criteria for this award.

NOMINATIONS DUE BY:               SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2012

AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN ON:     TBD, early November, more details to come

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Dr. “Q”, Hopkins surgeon, author, immigrant, and keynote at 2011 luncheon.

Please email nominations to chai.awards@gmail.com.

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