Professor Emeritus Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Pallassana R. Balgopal, Professor Emeritus for the School of Social Work, has received a LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD from the National Association of Professional Social Workers in India. This is the first time the association has given this award. It was cited that this award was given because he has “made remarkable contributions to the social work profession, is a man of Indian origin and has addressed global issues and strengthened the social work profession at an International level.” The award was presented by the former President of India, Mre. Pratibha Patil at the International Conference on Spirituality and Social Work, held in Pune, from March 21-23rd, 2014.