"When I met Dr. H.P. Kanoria in Kolkata, India, I knew I have met this year's G.O.D. Awards' Global Man of the Year!", exclaimed Princess Maria Amor, founder of We Care for Humanity and creator of the G.O.D. Awards. "He is the epitome of humanitarianism. In spite of all his successes in life, he remains humble and grounded. Most of all, his priority is helping the human race and this is always the foundation of everything he does in life. Dr. Kanoria's dedication to promote spirituality and humanitarianism is unparalleled and causes ripple effect of goodness to humanity", Her Highness continued.
Dr. Hari Prasad Kanoria, LLB; D. Litt is an industrialist, banker, journalist, educationist, philanthropist, social awakener with the mission and vision for enhancing spiritual value and taking up the cause for women awakening. He gets his inspiration from the teachings of Paramhansa Shri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, Paramhansa Yogonandaji and the Holy Scriptures.
Dr. Kanoria started his business career working in the family business in 1959 and guided its strategic development to make SREI the largest NBFC and Holistic Infrastructure group of Companies in India. He is the Editor-in-Chief of “Business Economics”, a premier global fortnightly comprehensive and inclusive magazine which is published highlighting National and International issues since 1995.
Dr. H.P. Kanoria has been working on the theme of Humanity, Power & Spirituality and has written a book named “Enlightenment” which was inaugurated at 4th World Confluence of Humanity, Power & Spirituality by Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Former President of India.
He is the founder Chairman of Institute for Inspiration and Self Development which promotes education especially among the weaker section of the society. He has founded a chain of Shri Hari World School’s for providing high standard affordable education.
As Managing Trustee of Srei Foundation, he has undertaken several social projects in different areas supporting free education of students, medical aid, marriages, housing, higher education etc.
He is the Chairman and Founder of the World Confluence of Humanity, Power and Spirituality – A worldwide mission to serve humanity and inculcate human values and acknowledging the contribution of great men for the society by initiating the Srei Samman Awards.