Indorama Ventures Chairman, Mr. S.P. Lohia was presented the "Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award" by HE Mrs. PratibhaDevisingh Patil, The President of India, on 9 January 2012 at Jaipur, India. "Pravasi Bharatiya Samman" is the highest award conferred by the Indian Government on non-resident Indians and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) for their outstanding contributions in serving the Indian Diaspora and enhancing India's image in different parts of the world.
The President while giving the valedictory speech said "The Indian overseas community is not only large, but is becoming increasingly influential in the economic, professional and political fields in the country in which they are now living. We are proud of their accomplishments."