Press & Media
We are thrilled to announce that the founder of World Heritage Cultural Center (WHCC), Sattie Persaud, was recently lauded with the prestigious Women of Substance 2020 award by Business View Magazine. Persaud, an 8th generation woman of Indian descent born in Guyana encourages the power of unity in diversity through her nonprofit. “Cultural identity bolsters diversity. Offering a common ground for different customs, traditions, and artistic creations will promote acceptance and tolerance. By being a liaison between cultural institutions, embassies, countries and communities, WHCC helps celebrate the colorful patchwork of races and ethnicities that make up the United States of America, bridging the gaps in public awareness about different cultures and enhancing social harmony.”
WHCC is a major influencer in the realm of cultural awareness, shifting focus from religion and politics to the arts to facilitate transformation in our society. The organization’s shows and classes naturally lead people to contribute to what matters most: Humanity. WHCC is built on faith in the idea of celebrating life through art to convey the greatest stories of human odyssey.
Persaud began WHCC 15 years ago, and the organization has grown exponentially, showcasing over 800 cultural groups in the United States and from around the world at over 245 concerts in that time. The value of the work WHCC has done would amount to over $35 million. This herculean task was achieved by Persaud without any grants or funding but by creating an impressive global network of inspired contributors. Thanks to these efforts, WHCC and its dedicated board look forward to opening its headquarters, which would make anywhere in the world an instant global destination.
Actor Kabir Bedi was presented with the World Heritage Cultural Center’s (WHCC’s) first Lifetime Achievement Cultural Award for his long, distinguished career in the arts. Bedi has performed in film, television, and theater and is best known for roles in The Bold and the Beautiful (Prince Omar of Morocco), Octopussy (Gobinda), the Italian pirate series Sandokan (Sandokan), and over 60 Bollywood films including Khoon Bhari Maang (Sanjay Verma).
For more information about Bedi, please visit www.kabirbedi.com.
The awards ceremony was held on April 5, 2017, hosted at TV Asia, by World Heritage Cultural Center. The founder of TV Asia, H.R. Shah, was honored with WHCC’s Community Excellence Award!
2015 Award Recipients
2010 Award Recipients
WHCC has built a common ground that allows people to embrace diversity through creativity and charity, bringing forth the realization that we are One Family, One Human Race, One World.
World Heritage Cultural Center Receives 2020 Best of Danbury Award
DANBURY January 18, 2020 — World Heritage Cultural Center has been selected for the 2020 Best of Danbury Award in the Non-Profit Organization category by the Danbury Award Program.
Each year, the Danbury Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.
These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Danbury area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 Danbury Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Danbury Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Danbury Award Program
The Danbury Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Danbury area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
“In our modern world, social constructs can feel limiting. The World Heritage Cultural Center makes it possible to spread diversity and culture through music, dance and much more. Together we can build a better future.”
—Alyssa Raghu, Singer. Actor. 2019 Top 8 American Idol Contestant.