Indian doctor gets prestigious Cambodian award

Chinkholal Thangsing,a doctor from India,who is currently Asia Pacific bureau chief of AIDS Healthcare Foundation,has been honoured with a prestigious Cambodian award.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published:January 22, 2009 6:30 pm

Chinkholal Thangsing,a doctor from India,who is currently Asia Pacific bureau chief of AIDS Healthcare Foundation,has been honoured with a prestigious Cambodian award for his contribution towards humanitarian services in the country.

‘Royal order of Sahametrei’ is conferred primarily on foreigners who have rendered distinguished services to the King and to the nation by Royal decree of the King of Cambodia,a release issued by AIDS healthcare foundation (AHF) here said.

“The award recognised Thangsing’s exemplary contribution and dedication towards humanitarian services rendered by him and and the organisation for the people living with HIV/AIDS and general public in Cambodia,” it said.

Giving away the award,Cambodia’s Health Minister Mam Bun Heng said,“This is a big honour and my proud privilege to hand over the ‘Sahametrei’ to you,to honour and recognise your selfless dedication and contribution to better the lives of our people.” AHF is the US’ largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare,research,prevention and education provider. Its bureau operates in Cambodia,China,India,Thailand,Vietnam and Nepal.

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