Sandeep Silas ’08 EMPA has received the first-ever Award on Inter-Cultural Leadership from the British Council, India-UK. To qualify, Silas underwent an intensive training and judgement process lasting more than two years. He is now recognized as a Senior Practitioner in Inter-Cultural Leadership by the British Council. Silas’s writings, books, and programmes have been creating harmony and inter-faith understanding and bridging cultural gaps, with a particular emphasis on bring the people of India and Pakistan closer. His “Garland of Peace: Declare War Ruins As Peace Heritage Sites” initiative is described at www.garlandofpeace.com. He is shown (left) receiving the award from Richard Everitt, Director of Education & Society for the British Councilduring a meeting of India-UK alumni representatives in New Delhi.