Four Indian Americans were among a group of people who hail from countries across the globe who were recognized with Immigrant Journey Awards. The immigrants were highlighted at a gala event hosted by the Dallas, Texas-based law firm Scheef & Stone. Among the recipients were Mani Manickavelu, who received an Entrepreneur Award; Akash Patel, who was among the Immigrant Professional Excellence Award winners; and Raj and Aradhana Asava, who received Immigrant Spirit Award recipients. This will be the seventh year honoring exceptional immigrants at the Immigrant Journey Awards. The event featured keynote speaker Gauthami Vemula, an Andhra Pradesh native who spoke on her journey to the U.S. The Entrepreneur Award honored these individuals as business owners who have founded highly successful businesses in DFW and who serve as models and inspirations of success. It is very important for immigrants to join together and support each other, Manickavelu said.