Uganda Asians receive Gold medals
Uganda celebrated with great pomp and ceremony the 52nd independence anniversary of the country that was attended by the Ugandan establishment and several African Heads of States.
The country’s highest civilian award, the Gold Medal was awarded to 21people on this occasion who had contributed to the development of the country during the past 50 years. It was anxiously witnessed by some 10,000 people who had assembled at the Kololo Airstrip in Kampala the venue of celebrations . The celebrations were relayed live on the Ugandan TV channels.
Among the recipients of the Gold medal were five Asians: the great industrialist late Muljibhai Madhvani, Nitin Madhvani and Jayant Madhvani. Mayur Maddhvani who is married to Actress Mumtaz collectd the medal for his late father Muljibhai Madhvani .
The other two recipients were Sardar Sarnagat Singh a transporter in Mbarara and Sardar Tarlok Singh Chowdhary a former civil servant and the father of Justice Anup Singh Choudry, a High Court judge in Uganda. Justice Choudry collected the medal for his late father TS Chowdhary.
The medals were awarded by His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda as the heads of States and the public quietly watched the medals being pinned on each recipient.
.The ceremony of the award of medals concluded with a group photograph with the President.
Justice Choudry receiving medal for his late father TS Chowdhary from President Museveni.