HOUSTON (TIP): Utpala Dubey, an Indian American engineer settled in Houston has been honored with the “Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman 2012” medal by the government of India and the Non-Resident Indians (NRI) Welfare Society of India, reports Indo American News. Sandip Verma, Minister of Energy and Climate Change in the UK presented Dubey with the award at a function held at the House of Lords in London. Dubey dedicated the reward to her family and said, “I am extremely honored and humbled to receive such recognition.” She works as a Project Services Manager at BHP Billiton Petroleum. She was recognized for her excellent services, achievements and contributions in the field of project management. Dubey has more than 16 years of experience in Project Management and looks after large scale projects in the energy sector. She has been recognized with numerous awards earlier such as the Sword of Honor, Hind Rattan and Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Samman.