Sept 6, 2021
Prakash M. Swamy
CHICAGO (TIP): Prominent Indian-American community leader of Houston, Texas, Sockalingam Sam Kannappan was honored with Global Community Oscar Lifetime Achievement Award at a function in Chicago recently.
Presenting the award at the tenth annual international gala celebrations of the American Multiethnic Coalition, Congressman Danny K Davis praised the services of Kannappan to his adopted land and said people like him make the US the greatest nation in the world.
In his brief video speech, Kannappan said he came to the US in 1968. He mentioned names of Houston US Congressman Al Green, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and University of Houston Chancellor Dr. Renu Khator as mutual friends with Congressman Davis and who encouraged him to do community service.
The prestigious tenth annual award called Community Oscars was broadcast internationally and viewed by 65 million viewers.