WBFF Meritorious Service Awards
Acknowledging Outstanding Contributions
Mr. Nikunj Parekh
Mr Nikunj Parekh is a senior, respected Bonsai exponent and Master with the credit of establishing the art of Bonsai in the Indian subcontinent. A Founding Director of the WBFF, Mr Parekh is the President of the Bonsai study Group, a club he co-founded with Mrs Jyoti Parekh, his wife. He set the foundations of establishing theroots of bonsai all over India and has consolidated them over the past four decades.
Mr. Hu YunHua
He used to be the director of the Bonsai Research Office of the Shanghai Botanical Garden, the director of the Shanghai Garden Bureau, the vice chairman of the Bonsai Branch of the Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture, and the chairman of WBFF (2009—2013).
He is now WBFF Honorary Chairman and has five Bonsai-published books,
Mr. Felix B. Laughin
Felix currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Blue Ridge Bonsai Society and on the Society Board of Directors of the North Carolina Arboretum. He also currently serves as Legal Consultant to the World Bonsai Friendship Federation (“WBFF”).
Felix was President of NBF from 1996 to 2018, and Co-President with Jack Sustic from 2018 to 2020 (www.bonsai-nbf.org). From 2001 to 2005, Felix served as Chairman of WBFF.