WASHINGTON: Rao S Anumolu, an Indian-American from Long Island in New York, has been conferred with the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honour — the highest civilian award in the US for immigrants — for his contribution in the development of this country.
Both the United States House of Representatives and Senate have officially recognized the Ellis Island Medals of Honour and the recipients are read into the Congressional Record.
Among the past medalists include six US Presidents, as well as Nobel Prize winners and leaders of industry, education, the arts, sports and government.
CEO of Long Island (New York)-based ASR International Corporation, Anumolu received the prestigious award on May 8, at a ceremony held at Ellis Island in the presence of several dignitaries.
The Medal recognizes recipients for outstanding contributions to their communities, their nation and the world.
Vijayawada born Anumolu came to the US in 1969 and obtained a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering and also an MBA degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.
He has attended several Advanced Management Programs at Defence Systems Management College, Harvard University and Wharton School of Business Management.
Recently he has graduated from the Owner/President Management Program (OPM) at Harvard Business School (HBS).
In 2003, he was cited by the US Congress for the contributions made by him and ASR International Corporation towards homeland security in USA.
The cost-effective technology and systems deployed by ASR to protect the nation's airports, waterways, railroads and highways were specifically mentioned in Congressional citation.