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Mahendra Mehta was named a finalist for the 2003 Cardinal Health Children's Care Award presented by World of Children. The prestigious $100,000 award, (Rs. 45 lakhs) recognizes an individual who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the health and well being of children. Mehta initiated the Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust in Mumbai. It has supported efforts to help the world's children in a multitude of ways including corrective polio surgeries, cleft lip surgeries, provision of artificial limbs for amputees, prenatal and postnatal care facilities, educational programs and more.

About World of Children
World of Children Inc. ( ) is a for-impact organization whose mission is to honor, illuminate, and inspire action on behalf of children by raising global awareness of the plight of children and by recognizing and bringing together individuals who have had a profound positive effect on the well-being of children. Since 1998, the World of Children Awards program has recognized 37 honorees from 18 countries, awarding more than $800,000 that has been reinvested in helping children. Annual awards include a $15,000 Founder's Award, which honors youth serving other youth, and two lifetime achievement awards: the $100,000 Kellogg's Child Development Award and the $100,000 Cardinal Health Children's Care Award.

About the Cardinal Health Foundation
Supported by the global resources of Cardinal Health ( ), including more than 50,000 employees around the world, the Cardinal Health Foundation is the focal point of the company's community relations efforts. The Foundation's mission is to support employees' charitable interests and to advance and fund programs that improve access to and delivery of quality health care services in communities where Cardinal Health operates. With annual revenues of more than $51 billion and operations in 22 countries across five continents, Cardinal Health is the leading provider of products and services supporting the health care industry.