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29 February 2024

Award for Dr Shamseer Vayalil for gaining NRI Voting Rights

By VM Sathish

The Kerala Chamber of Commerce has named the UAE-based Indian entrepreneur Dr Shamseer Vayali for the Excellence in Social Commitment Award for his role in moving the Supreme Court of India to gain voting rights for millions of overseas Indians.

Dr Shamseer Vayalil, Founder and Managing Director of VPS Healthcare, hit the headlines recently after Supreme Court of India directed the government to facilitate voting rights for overseas Indians through postal ballot or other means.

The Kochi-based Kerala Chamber of Commerce promotes trade and industry in the state, home to large number of Indian expatriates in the Gulf region.

Nearly two million overseas Indians living in the UAE will benefit from the recent Supreme Court of India ruling, based on a Public Interest Litigation filed by Dr Shamseer Vayalil.

While returning from Delhi after getting the historic verdict of the Supreme Court, Dr Shamseer said he will continue to take up such crucial issues haunting the overseas Indian community and urged his fellow NRI businessmen to join the fight against social and political issues affecting the NRIs.

“After getting the Pravasi Bharathi Award last year, I decided to do something more concrete for the benefit of overseas Indians and the Public Interest Litigation was the result. I am happy that the Supreme Court verdict is well appreciated from all corners, including the Indian community in the UAE,” Dr Shamseer told Emirates 24|7.

He has been getting plaudits and applauses from various corners for the achieve and the Golden Achievement Award based on this achievement will be conferred on him next Saturday at a function in Dubai Festival City.

KM Noorudeen, also a UAE-based Indian businessman and social worker, has been selected for his job in creating an organization which assists the helpless and abandoned patients needing special medical attention across Kerala.