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Awards and Recognition


Dashmesh Culture Centre of Calgary presents Deepak Obhrai with an award of recognition of his services to the community.

September 2002

Punjabi Star International Magazine recognizes Deepak Obhrai for his role in helping Canada's ethnic media institutions.


Organizers of Asian Heritage Month honours Deepak Obhrai in grateful acknowledgement of his generous contribution towards the programme's success.

May 2004

Guru Ravidas Society of Calgary honours Deepak Obhrai for his services to community.

October 2004

The National Association of Indo-Canadians, Mississauga, gives Deepak Obhrai and award in recognition of his outstanding contribution, dedication and commitment to promote Unity in Diversity.


Alberta Bangla Sammelan honours Deepak Obhrai in recognition of his valuable contributions to the organization's uplift.

April 2006

Filipino-Canadian Community of Calgary gives Deepak Obhrai an Outstanding Service Award.

September 2006

Special Achievement Award presented by the Indo Canada Ottawa Business Chamber (ICOBC) in recognition of Deepak Obhrai's contributions to the Indo-Canadian community and the commitment towards strengthening political, cultural and economic relations between Canada and South Asia.

October 2006

The National Indo-Canadian Council of Montreal presented Deepak Obhrai with an award for meritorious services to the Indo-Canadian Community and to Canada.

November 2006

Desi News-Grants Community Achievers Award, given by Desi News of Toronto, a popular South-Asian e-magazine with a large readership across Canada, presented by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.

November 2006

Daly College in Indore, India, Deepak Obhrai's former school, awarded its prestigious Padma Shri RN Zutshi Medal to him for outstanding achievement by an Old Dalian.

June 2008

Deepak Obhrai is featured in a Alberta Grade 9 Social Studies textbook titled "Issues for Canadians," published by Nelson Education.

September 2008

Deepak Obhrai named as one of 35 most influential Indo-Canadians in Canada, profiled in the book The Power List published by the India Abroad newspaper.

January 2009

Deepak Obhrai is presented with the prestigious "Pravasi Bharatiya Samman" the highest honour given to overseas Indians, which was conferred the President of India Pratibha Devisingh Patil.

December 2009

Indo American News profiles Deepak Obhrai is its special edition titled "Indians in the Corridors of Canadian Power."

November 2011

Arya Samaj Vedic Cultural Centre of Markham, Ontario confers an award of recognition to Deepak Obhrai for his extraordinary contribution to the political life in Canada and as a Canadian who has made an outstanding contribution to the Hindu society of Canada.

November 2012

Deepak Obhrai is featured in the 102nd anniversary edition of Canadian Who's Who, portraying the people who have shaped Canada.

March 6, 2013

Embassy newspaper names Deepak Obhrai as one of the top people influencing Canadian foreign policy.

September 2013

Prime Minister appoints Deepak Obhrai to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada.

April 28, 2014

The Hill Times newspaper's Power & Influence magazine names Deepak Obhrai as the 18th most influential person among the Top 100 influencers of Canada's global future.

May 30, 2014

Tanzanian President H.E. Jaykaya Kikwete confers Deepak Obhrai with an honorarium as the first Honorary Member of the Canada-Tanzania Business Council, in Toronto.

June 25, 2014

The Embassy newspaper, in its "Savvy Diplomat" survey, lists Deepak Obhrai as the 3rd Hardest Working Canadian Parliamentarian on Foreign Policy and also as the 3rd Most Well-connected Parliamentarian to the diplomatic scene.

September 22, 2014

Indo-American Friends Group of Washington DC awards Deepak Obhrai the Pride of India Award for his contributions towards strengthening Canada’s political, social and cultural relations with India and increasing Indian diaspora participation in pluralistic political activity.

November 19, 2014

The Sri Chinmoy Peace Foundation awards Deepak Obhrai the Peace Dreamer award for a life of service to Canada.

January 10, 2015

Vision World organization of Ahmedabad, India, confers the Global Visionary Award to Deepak Obhrai for his contributions to parliamentary democracy and strengthening of Indo-Canadian bilateral relations.

May 03, 2015

Vietnamese Canadian Federation presents Deepak with the VCF Award 2015, in recognition of his dedication to the Vietnamese Canadian Community, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the journey to freedom of Vietnamese Canadians.

June 3, 2015

Universities Canada, an organization representing Canada’s 97 universities, awards Deepak with a Certificate of Special Recognition in appreciation of his service and support for Canada’s higher education, research and innovation.

November 4, 2017

New Hope Senior Citizens of Brampton, Ontario presents Award of Recognition to Deepak for commitment and service as a leader of the community.

November 4, 2017

Hindu Heritage Month Committee 2017, headed by the Vishnu Mandir of Richmond Hill, Ontario, honours Deepak as the longest-serving Hindu in the Canadian Parliament and for launching the National Diwali Celebration on Parliament Hill.

May 24, 2018

Indo-Canadian Harmony Forum presents Deepak with an award of recognition for his contributions to the Harmony Forum’s vision of strengthening and promoting communal harmony amongst Canada’s wide and diverse Indian community


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