Sanjay Ramabhadran Honored by the American Jewish Committee


HOUSTON: Since 1981, AJC Houston has presented The Human Relations Award annually to a civic or business leader demonstrating exceptional work in making a difference in Houston and in preserving America’s democratic heritage. On December 12, 2016, AJC honored Tony Chase, Gilbert Garcia and Sanjay Ramabhadran with the Human Relations Award celebrating Houston’s diversity.  The Distinguished Public Service award was presented to Dr. Stephen Klineberg for his pioneering work on the Houston Survey.

The event at the Houstonian featured over 200 guests – the Who’s Who of Houston including Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen, former Mayor Annise Parker, former Sheriff Adrian Garcia, Ambassador Schechter, Consul General of India Dr. Anupam Ray, METRO Chair Carrin Patman, Houston First Chair David Mincberg, State Representative Elect MaryAnn Perez, IACCGH President Joya Shukla, IACCGH Executive Director Jagdip Ahluwalia, IAPAC President Dr. Karun Sreerama and Consul Generals from multiple countries. Co-Chairs Collin Cox, Roland Garcia, Gordon Quan and Marc Melcher spoke about the honorees contributions to Houston.

Past recipients of the award include Shell Oil, Governor Ann Richards, Ambassador Schechter, Mayor Whitmire, Ambassador Chase Untermeyer, Ric Campo and Welcome Wilson Sr.

The American Jewish Committee – Houston, founded in 1946 is a respected voice in the local, political, religious, and academic arenas. As it works to protect human rights around the world, it is equally committed to strengthening the community and enriching the quality of life for all of our residents.