26 December, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava
Tarini Patel was awarded “Indian face of Africa” while representing the Gujarati and Indian communities at Gujarati Pravasi in India.
For her contribution to arts, Tarini Patel was awarded “Indian face of Africa” while representing the Gujarati and Indian communities at Gujarati Pravasi in India.
Tarini has operated as an unofficial ambassador for India, but the government has now recognized her.
Tarini expressed her gratitude for the accolade, saying, “It was an honor to be among the most famous of Gujaratis from across the world, and to have my work highly valued and acknowledged.”
Tarini spoke on a panel titled “Gutsy Gujarati Women” with several prominent women including ex-chief minister Anandi Bhen, Smriti Irani, and Priti Adani.
Over 60 nations were represented. Tarini was presented with this honour by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the state’s current Chief Minister, Bhupendra Patel.
Tarini stated the significance of the occasion “My great-grandfather arrived in South Africa when he was 15 years old. So, after just three generations in South Africa, being honored by the state from whence my forefathers came is very significant.”
She went on to say that she wants to be proud and fly the flag high.