Queens County New York’s Assistant District Attorney and newly elected Civil Court Judge Ms. Ushir Pandit-Durant has been honoured with the ‘South Asian Public Service’ award, by the Office of Immigrant Affairs, under the Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, in the US. She has now become the first recipient of a US public award in recognition of
Honouring the contributions, Brown said in a statement , "It is fitting that Senior Assistant District Attorney and Judge-Elect Pandit-Durant to be the first recipient of our office's South Asian Public Service Award as she personifies the determination, strength and vitality of the Indian heritage... With her diverse experience, strong work and moral ethics, and her indomitable spirit and compassion, Pandit-Durant will make a distinguished addition to the bench".
Ms. Pandit-Durant is also the first South Asian-American elected to a judgeship in Queens County. She will join the honoured ranks of the US judiciary by early January, next year.