Catholic priest receives “Best Citizens of India Award”


Bangalore, April 17, 2019: A Catholic priest has been conferred with the “Best Citizens of India Award” in recognition of his work among the marginalized in northern India.

The International Publishing House, the world’s leading biographical specialists, chose Father Vineeth George for the award. He is a member of the Bangalore province of the Claretians and a doctoral research scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology in Hyderabad

Father George had left a career as a corporate communications professional at Power Grid Corporation of India Limited to become a priest and serve humanity. He was also a university topper.

After becoming a priest, he has worked in the remotest corners of India among the marginalized. He has worked mainly in remote districts such as Rewari in Haryana and Garhwa in Jharkhand.

He now serves as the vice principal of St. Claret College, Bengaluru, where he also lectures on diverse management topics ranging from Business Ethics to Strategic Management.

He has already received several national and international awards.

In 2018, he received the Rashtriya Gaurav Puraskar (national pride award) for his noteworthy services in the field of higher education. In 2010, he was conferred with the Award of Excellence in International Business by Mountsville University, USA.

He also received Idamas Foundation Award and Belaku Trust Award in recognition of his contributions to society.

His blend of industry-academia experience spanning over 16 years has made him an expert in Corporate Communications and Business Management.

Prior to joining the college, Father George had worked with reputed corporations such as Dell, Deccan Chronicle, General Electric and Power Grid Corporation of India Limited.

In recognition of his managerial excellence, he was inducted as a Graduate Member of the Indian Management Association. His scholarly research papers have been published in Scopus indexed national and international journals.

He is a sought after paper setter and external examiner by several public and private universities.

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