Three NRIs as well as a Nottingham-based organisation were honoured by Indian High Commission at the India House in London on 19 March 2013 for working towards promotion of Hindi language in UK.
The awardees were- Mahendra Kishore Verma of York University, Kavita Vachaknavi who is an internationally acclaimed blogger, Krishna Kumar who is the Chairman of Gitanjali Multilingual Literary Circle in Birmingham and the organisation called Kavya Rang, a Global Association of Poets, Writers, Nottingham, UK. They received shields, shawls as well as citations from High Commissioner Jaimini Bhagwati on the occasion of World Hindi Day 2013.
Mahendra Kishore Verma received the John Gilchrist UK Hindi Shikshan Samman. Krishna Kumar received Dr Harivansh Rai Bachhan UK Hindi Literary award. Kavita Vachaknavi received Acharya Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi Award for journalism.
Jai Verma, the chair of Kavya Rang, Nottingham received Frederick Pincott UK award for dedication to Hindi Propagation.
In the same event, Krishna Kanhaiya and Usha Verma received cash prizes for their books- Kitaab Jindagi Ki and Sim Card tatha anya kahaniyan respectively.