Times Now honours unsung heroes at Amazing Indians Awards

In association with Mahindra Rise, Times Now honoured the nation’s most amazing people who have achieved great laurels through courage & unrelenting spirit

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Feb 17, 2012 8:48 AM
Times Now honours unsung heroes at Amazing Indians Awards

Ordinary Indians took center stage at the Amazing Indian Awards hosted by Times Now in New Delhi. In association with Mahindra Rise, Times Now honoured the nation’s most amazing people who have achieved great laurels through courage, unrelenting spirit and sheer passion. Pranab Mukherjee, Finance Minister of India, was the Guest of Honour.

The awards event was attended by high profile political personalities such as senior BJP leader LK Advani; leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley; Minister for Non-Conventional Energy Farooq Abdullah; Minister for Information & Broadcasting Ambika Soni; Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath; Petroleum Minister Jaipal Reddy; Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan; Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla; and Minister of State for Defence Pallam Raju.

Speaking on the occasion, Pranab Mukherjee said, “It would indeed be a great achievement and a positive step towards our bright future if the 55 Amazing Indians discovered could multiply into thousands and build the foundations of our great country.”

The top brass from the Government and the Opposition honoured the winners across 11 categories like Stree Shakti, Urban Crusaders, Unstoppable Indians, Grassroots Achievers and Ordinary Indians Extraordinary Stories, among others.

Sunil Lulla, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Times Television Network, said, “With great pride I congratulate all the winners of the Amazing Indian Awards. Their unmatched excellence and awe-inspiring dedication has definitely contributed high echelons in our nation’s success. The series that aired on Times Now, brought to light some of the most notable work of our fellow Indians.”

Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-chief, Times Now, added here, “Every once in a while the paradigm of success gets challenged, the realm of its scope gets pushed beyond boundaries and the power of its impact creates history. It gives us immense pleasure to honour such ordinary citizens with extraordinary spirit. The overwhelming response received for the Amazing Indian series will only encourage us to further raise the bar and create something even more spectacular the next time around.”

The winners were chosen from across 11 different categories that were judged by a panel of jury comprising Sharmila Tagore, Dr Devi Shetty, Sunita Narain, Air Chief Marshall (Retd.) Fali H Major and Soli Sorabjee.

Through an 18-part series of profiling these 55 Amazing Indians that recently culminated on Times Now – ‘Amazing Indians – India on the Rise’ encapsulated the struggle and perseverance of ordinary Indians in multiple categories, working towards a better India.  

The list of categories and the winners are as follows:


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