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Justice Seepersad, called to the judgeship some 15 years ago as the youngest judge at the time, was honored for community welfare and achievement. He follows in the footsteps of former prime ministers Basdeo Panday, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Dr Lenny Saith, Winston Dookeran, and the National Council of Indian Culture. This was the 17th edition of the honor that started in January 2003. January 9th and 10th were selected for a diaspora program because it coincided with the date in 1914 when Mohandas Gandhi returned to India from Durban, South Africa to wage the struggle for Indian’s independence that occurred in 1947.
The awards ceremony was held in Indore, India following speeches the day before by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Presidents Santokie and Ali of Suriname and Guyana respectively.. Justice Seepersad, joined on the trip to the land of his fore-parents by his mother Champa, wife Camille, daughter, Amanda, sister Carol Seepersad-Maharaj. Several other nationals of Trinidad, Guyana, and Surinam graced the occasion.