Dr. Parveen Chopra was recently honored with the Presidential Philanthropy Award by the Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration Committee at its thirtieth awards ceremony held at the Marriott Hotel in Uniondale, New York.

Chopra was felicitated with the award for his philanthropic contributions to the Martin Luther King Scholarships, which are awarded to high school students of merit and need who aim to attend college.

Reverend Dr. Reginald Tuggle, in his introduction, said “Dr. Chopra has led a life of community service and because of his heart, he looks to help those less fortunate. He is a wonderful role model to the next generation and our community.”

Julius Pearce, president of the Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration Committee, said, “Dr. Chopra is a generous man who was worked hard his entire life. When he served as chairperson of finance of this organization, he was honest, trustworthy and led with integrity. He is my friend and it’s our privilege to bestow the Presidential Philanthropy award for his major financial contributions and for the uplifting of individuals in need.”

Chopra, who has served with distinction for over 25 years, has also been honored with the Congressional Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the New York State Bar Associations Haywood Burns Memorial Award, and the Nassau County Bar Associations Liberty Bell Award.

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