February 24, 2012, Hyderabad, India
Dr. K. Anji Reddy, Founder and Chairman of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement in Health award in the Asian Voice Political & Public Life Awards for 2012 at London for his lifetime commitment to medical research, and improving the lives of others. Voted by a committee of MPs in Britain, this award is an annual event hosted by The Asian Voice, a weekly. The award ceremony was hosted at the Members' Dining Room in the House of Commons, London, on Thursday, February 23, 2012. Satish Reddy, MD & COO of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., who collected the award on behalf of his father, also shared a note of thanks by Dr. Reddy on the occasion.
On receiving the award, Dr. Reddy said, "I thank Mr. Keith Vaz (Member of Parliament, Britain and host) and the organizers of this event for the recognition. I consider myself to be fortunate that my country had given me the opportunity to participate in the advent of affordable medicine in India. One individual's lifetime efforts can only touch the surface. I truly believe that the collective effort of many individuals and organizations will help to further improve access to affordable medicines, provide better support to our local communities, and make an enormous difference to mankind as a whole."
About The Asian Voice
The Asian Voice is a weekly newspaper that has the largest readership of all papers for the ethnic minority in Britain. Through this award, it seeks to make "a modest effort to honour a number of outstanding individuals from different communities, walks of life and diverse political persuasions who serve society in their own special way, and who contribute significantly in whatever they do to make the world a better place." The Asian Voice Political & Public Life Awards for 2012 which awards international politicians and individuals who have made a big difference to society in the preceding 12 months (2011) is in its fifth year, and as in the previous years, about 250 high profile politicians from all political parties, business men, and community leaders attended this prestigious event.