NRI voting rights campaigner awarded in Kerala

The Kerala Chamber of Commerce has named UAE NRI 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 NRIs. Dr Vayalil, Founder and Managing Director of VPS Healthcare made headlines recently after the Supreme Court directed the Indian government to facilitate voting rights for overseas Indians through postal ballots or other means. The Kochi based Kerala Chamber of Commerce promotes trade and industry in the state which is home to a vast number of Indian expatriates in the Gulf region. The Supreme Court ruling will now benefit nearly two million overseas Indians living in the UAE. Dr Shamseer said he will continue to take up similar crucial issues haunting the overseas Indian community, and he urged his fellow NRI businessmen to join the campaign against social and political issues affecting NRIs.