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Singer Alyssa Raghu to Perform at Summit for Indian Prime Minister Modi

Former American Idol Talent to Sing for Sold-Out Crowd in Texas Singer/songwriter Alyssa Raghu will perform for a crowd of ...
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Kabir Bedi honored by World Heritage Cultural Center

Kabir Bedi, the famous Bollywood star was presented with the World Heritage Cultural Center’s first Lifetime Achievement Cultural Award for ...
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World Heritage Cultural Center honors actor Kabir Bedi, announces plan for new facility

Actor Kabir Bedi, center, interacts with the audience, as World Heritage Cultural center Board members Jyoti Soni, left, and Victor ...
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Cultural awareness through the arts at travel convention

A New York musician played the classical tunes of a violin on a stage. The artist then paused for a ...
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2017 Lifetime Achievement Cultural Award: Kabir Bedi, International Actor

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).

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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


Alex Gonzalez-Davidson

A Spanish environmental activist currently overseeing the work of the Mother Nature organization in Cambodia

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 Jim Luce

Founder and President of the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, supporting young global leadership to impact positive social change

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The most-listened-to-woman on radio in North America, who founded Point Hope, a voice for forgotten children in West African villages and in foster care in the US.

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Jim Ziolkowski

Founder, President, and CEO of buildOn, engaging students in creating lasting change in their lives, their communities and their world, and the best-selling author of “Walk in Their Shoes”

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2010 Award Recipients


Zolaykha Sherzad

(Kabul, Afghanistan), fashion designer, community ambassador Karif’s Design Studio

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Meera Teresa Gandhi

(Hong Kong, London, Mumbai), founder and chief executive officer of The Giving Back Foundation

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Nnimmo Bassey

(Nigeria), architect, environmentalist, author, co-founder of Environmental Rights Action (Friends of the Earth Nigeria)

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Olivia Bouler

(New York), 15-year-old aspiring ornithologist, author, and illustrator, “Olivia’s Birds: Saving the Gulf,” benefiting the Audubon Society

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Randy and Charles Fisher

(New York), publishers of Hip-Hop Books to promote Literacy and Gun and Gang Violence Prevention, creators of the Hip-Hop 4 Peace Program.

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Now, living in an unprecedented time, I feel, the World has a story to tell, of us, the people and the strength in our Unity. The bond that Humans share is a force of hope so great that it can (and will) break down any wall (obstacle) society puts up whether it's political or religious. All across the globe, I dare to be proud of us, of us coming together, of us helping people who are no longer just our neighbors, families, friends, but who are our brothers and sisters in Humanity. Be kind. Be strong. Stay safe. Hope for a healthier tomorrow. Love from all of us at World Heritage Cultural Center.

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