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Asian Achievers Awards 2017

The winners of the influential 17th annual Asian Achievers Awards were celebrated amid a ray of Bollywood stars, glittering celebrities and high profile dignitaries at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane….reports Asian Lite News

Asian Achievers Awards 2017

Winners include, Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar for International Personality of the Year (Male); Playwright Tanika Gupta MBE for Achievement in Media; Surinder Arora for Business Person of the Year; with the Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Lord Indarjit Singh CBE, for his immense achievements and contribution to harmonising race relations in Britain.

Hosted by Bollywood singer, actress and model, Raageshwari and former Eastenders star actor Nitin Ganatra, the awards saw over £155,000 raised for charity partner, Akshaya Patra, whichworks to eradicate classroom hunger and facilitate childhood education by serving freshly cooked, nourishing lunches to 1.6 million school children across India every day. The event also highlighted the great strides made in the fields of Media, Art and Culture.

“It brings me great pleasure to congratulate all the winners, and of course the nominees, of the Asian Achievers Awards, in another outstanding year of celebrating excellence in our community. In the past 17 years that we have been holding our awards, South Asian achievement in Britain has evolved tremendously and we now have role models in every arena, who are inspirations for the generations who are to follow”, says Mr. CB Patel, Publisher/Editor, ABPL Group.

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“‘Akshaya’ is unlimited and ‘Patra’ is path, the path that never runs out and that’s what we intend to do every day as we serve millions of meals a day”, said Bhawini Singh, CEO Akshaya Patra.

Farhan Akhtar, winner of the International Personality of the Year Award, said: “Thank you very, very much for this award, it’s very kind.”

“I just want to say thank you very much. What’s really important about this award and this evening, is that within the mainstream, people like myself – writers – don’t usually get recognized. So it’s fantastic to get this recognition from my community – finally”, said Tanika Gupta MBE, winner of the Achievement in Media Award.

Since launching, The Asian Achievers Awards has helped to raise millions of pounds for various charities and this year, the chosen charity partner is the Akshaya Patra Foundation, which works to eradicate classroom hunger and facilitate childhood education by serving freshly cooked, nourishing lunches to 1.6 million school children across India every day. The Asian Achievers Awardsis proud to announce EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, as its headline sponsor. Also sponsoring are Shanti Hospitality and Edwardian Hotels, with Colors TV on board as Media Partner.

 

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ASIAN ACHIEVERS AWARDS 2017 WINNERS

 

Professional of the Year
Fayyaz Afzal OBE

 

Sports Personality of the Year
Sivakumar Ramasamy

 

Achievement in Arts & Culture
Amrit Kaur Lohia

Achievement in Community Service
Saba Nasim BEM

Uniformed & Civil services
Kulbir Pasricha

 

Entrepreneur of the Year
Gi Fernando MBE

 

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Anushka arora

Woman of the Year
Jagdeep Rai

 

Achievement in Media
Tanika Gupta MBE

Business Person of the Year
Surinder Arora

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Lord Indarjit Singh CBE

 

International Businessperson of the Year

Biren Sasmal

 

International Personality of the Year 
Farhan Akhtar