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Baahubali and ISRO honoured at TIMES NOW ICICI Bank NRI of the Year Awards 2017

13-July-2017
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Baahubali and ISRO honoured at TIMES NOW ICICI Bank NRI of the Year Awards 2017


times-now_1213.html">TIMES NOW and ICICI Bank jointly hosted the fourth edition of ‘TIMES NOW ICICI Bank NRI of the Year Awards’ powered by Global Indian International School on 11th July in Mumbai. 


 


The awards recognise the outstanding achievements of the Indian Diaspora globally. With their grit and perseverance, Non Resident Indians (NRIs) have achieved tremendous success in various fields in the countries they have chosen to adopt as their homes. Many NRIs are accomplished politicians, scientists, sportsmen, businessmen, professionals and academicians in various countries.


 


NRI of the Year Awards, this year, was open to all Non Resident Indians (NRI), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who reside in USA, Canada, UK, Middle East, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. The high profile jury for NRI of the Year Awards 2017 comprised popular author Amish Tripathi, celebrated lyricist Prasoon Joshi, Satish Mahashinde, columnist Bachi Karkaria, and veteran journalist Kumar Ketkar.




















 


Chanda Kochhar, MD & CEO, ICICI Bank, graced the occasion and presented some of the key awards to the recipients. She conferred the Global Indian Award for Sports and for Science, India’s Global Icon Award and the Global India Impact Award 2017 to the winners. The gala event was hosted by TV actor Karan Tacker and television presenter and singer Sophie Choudry. The event was graced by the presence of eminent personalities like Baahubali actress Tamannaah Bhatia, Baahubali writer Vijayendra Prasad, Actress Sana Khan, Choreographer Terence Lewis and many more from the TV and Bollywood industry. 


 


This was the first event attended by the newly crowned Femina Miss India 2017 Manushi Chhillar, Sana Dua, the 1st Runner Up and Priyanka Kumari, the 2nd Runner Up. The entire process of the awards right from the nominations to choosing the winners to the evaluation process was managed by EY. 


 


The fourth edition of TIMES NOW ICICI Bank NRI of the Year awards powered by Global Indian International School was awarded to 23 individuals under 11 categories: Entrepreneur, Professional, Academics, Art & Culture, Philanthropy, Special Jury Award, India’s Global Icon Award, Global Indian Awards - Sports, and Global Indian Awards - Science.  


 


MK Anand, MD and CEO, TIMES NETWORK, said, “As India’s leading English broadcast network with over 100 million viewers in India and presence in 100 countries globally, Times Network has the best credentials to globally survey and recognize outstanding Indians and present them to our society as our true gems. The NRI of the Year Awards is an important component of our engagement with a critical constituency, not just as a media group, but also for the country and its global agenda. We hope to contribute towards building and strengthening the ties Global Indians have with their motherland and act as a force multiplier in their endeavour to contribute to nation building. After its resounding success in the last three seasons, TIMES NOW is back with the 4th edition of the prestigious NRI OF THE YEAR Awards 2017 to salute the spirit of the Global Indian. My heartiest congratulations to all winners.”


 


Speaking on the occasion, Vijay Chandok, Executive Director, ICICI Bank, said, “ICICI Bank is happy to be associated with the ‘TIMES NOW ICICI Bank NRI of the Year’ awards. These awards, which are now in their 4th edition, give us the opportunity to honour members of the NRI community who have made an impact on society. With each passing year, these awards reach a new height due to the overwhelming response that we receive every year. ICICI Bank has been serving Indians across the globe for more than a decade. This platform gives us the opportunity to reaffirm our commitment of creating value for the NRI diaspora.”


 


Naveen Chandra, Head - International Business, TIMES NETWORK, shared, “The NRI of the Year awards is the most distinctive awards for Indians globally and we have received an overwhelming 25,000 registrations online and the multiple Jury rounds have ensured that the winners are of high quality. Among the winners this year are accomplished neurologists, oncologists, CEOs of global businesses and a former White House intern, and some very rich and accomplished Indians. We hope to take this further into more markets and reach out and cover more Indian diaspora over the years ahead.”


 


Atul Temurnikar, Executive Chairman and CEO, Global Schools Foundation, Singapore, added, “We at Global Indian International School are proud to recognize the contribution of the Indian diaspora around the world. As a K-12 educational institution catering to students in seven countries, we hope to nurture our students into future global citizens like the distinguished individuals present today.”


 



































































































































































































































List of Winners 2017







Categories







Name of the Winner







Country







Global Indian Impact Icon






Baahubali –Tamannaah Bhatia

and V Vijayendra Prasad

(writer of Baahubali)






India







India’s Global Icon







Shri A. S. Kiran Kumar






India







Special Jury Award







VilanyurRamachandran






USA







Global Indian Award – Science







Dr.MylswamyAnnadurai






India







Dr KoppillilRadhakrishnan






India







Global Indian Awards - Sports







PankajAdvani






India







Academics







Suresh Bhargava






Asia Pacific







ShinjiniKundu






USA







SimranVedvyas






Middle East







AbhinavSingla






Middle East







 



Professional







Rhys Concessao






UK







ByrappaVenkatesh






Asia Pacific







YKS Vishwanath






UK







KuppusamyUthaman






Middle East




 




SitharamaIyengar






USA







Philanthropy







Ronald Colaco






Middle East







Start-up







Neil Parikh






USA







Art & Culture







DhanodaySrivastava






UK







Entrepreneur







SanjeevTikamMahtani






Asia Pacific







ShriThanedar






USA







Sanjay Pitalia






UK







Birbal Dana






Middle East



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