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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives  wish to congratulate Krishan Sant of Darien,
 4    Illinois, upon his selection as the 2002  Darien  Citizen  of
 5    the Year; and

 6        WHEREAS,  Mr. Sant, known as "Kris", has been a member of
 7    the Lions Club, in which he is a  charter  member  since  its
 8    founding  in 1971; he has received virtually every award that
 9    can  be  given  to  Lions  at  the  local  level;   Mr.  Sant
10    personally donates funds to the Darien Lions Club Foundation,
11    which provides annual  scholarships  to  deserving  immigrant
12    students  at  local  schools;  Krishan Sant has served on the
13    July  4th  Parade  committee,  the  Pancake  Breakfast,   the
14    Halloween  Party,  and  blood drive committees with the Lions
15    Club; and

16        WHEREAS, Mr. Sant, a 33 year resident of Darien,  founded
17    the  West  Suburban  India Society, whose purpose is to bring
18    together Indians and Pakistanis; he is also a member  of  the
19    Asian  American Coalition and the Alliance of Midwest Indians
20    Association; and

21        WHEREAS, Krishan Sant has taken several trips to India to
22    bring together Lions of Ulhasnagar (a small community outside
23    of Bombay), a local hospital, and a group of ophthalmologists
24    to provide free services to poor  people  who  need  cataract
25    surgery; and

26        WHEREAS, Along with the Darien Women's Club and two local
27    churches,  Mr.  Sant  helped start the Darien Blood Assurance
28    program;  in  1976,  he  was  the  Treasurer  of  the  Darien
29    Bicentennial  Commission;  in  1973,  Krishan  Sant  was  the
30    President of the International Management  Council  (part  of
31    the  YMCA); that same year, he was awarded an Outstanding New
32    Citizen  of  the  Year  by   the   Citizenship   Council   of
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 1    Metropolitan  Chicago  and  a Good Citizenship award from the
 2    General Motors Corporation; Mr. Sant has been presented  with
 3    a Superior Achievement for Outstanding Programming to develop
 4    Business  and  Community  Leaders; he is also a member of the
 5    Presenter's Bureau for the Council for a  Parliament  of  the
 6    World's Religions; and

 7        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Sant  organized  a  group  of neighbors to
 8    protest against a  shopping  center  being  built  where  the
 9    Darien Community Park now resides; and

10        WHEREAS, Mr. Sant is now  retired, but involved more than
11    ever   in   helping   people;   as   a  retired  employee  of
12    Electro-Motive, Mr. Sant serves as Treasurer  and  Membership
13    Chairman  of Golden GM; when Mr. Sant's wife, Krishna, became
14    legally blind several years ago, he became very  involved  in
15    the  DuPage  County Center for Independent Living in Wheaton,
16    which specializes in care for the visually impaired; with his
17    help and that of the Lions Club, the Center now has a Braille
18    printer;  Mr. Sant is a member of the Service Delivery System
19    committee, and furnishes transportation for his wife and  two
20    other visually handicapped persons to attend support meetings
21    in  Glen  Ellyn;  he was also appointed a board member on the
22    DuPage County Investment Board; and

23        WHEREAS, Krishan Sant, with his overwhelming  efforts  in
24    making   his   community  a  better  place  to  live,  is  an
25    outstanding choice for the Darien Citizen of the Year  Award;
26    Mr.  Sant  devotes  his  energies to make the world better by
27    encouraging civic minded persons to work  hard  and  to  help
28    others  by  providing  love,  tolerance,  and  understanding;
29    therefore, be it

32    we congratulate Krishan Sant of Darien for  his  achievements
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 1    and  inspiring  leadership;  we  wish him all the best in his
 2    future endeavors; and be it further

 3        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 4    presented to Krishan Sant with our upmost respect and esteem.

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