Distinguished Adjunct Professor Asad M Madni was awarded the Hind Rattan (“Jewel of India”) Award, one of the highest Indian diasporic awards granted annually to non-resident persons of Indian origin (NRIs) by the NRI Welfare Society of India. His award citation reads “for outstanding Services, Achievements and Contributions” The award is granted at the Society’s annual congress on the eve of India’s Republic Day, in conjunction with national Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Non-Resident Indian Day) celebrations. The award ceremony is attended by senior members of the Government of India and of the Supreme Court of India. The number of awardees varies each year, but is generally about 25. Prof. Madni was awarded the Hind Rattan in 2018, however, due to schedule conflicts, and then Covid 19 lockdown, he finally accepted the award in a virtual ceremony.