Awards & Honours Current Affairs - 2020
Awards and Honours in Current Affairs 2019 with latest winners of various awards in India and world. Current Affairs list of awards and prize won in India and world for 2019.
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Vedanta Resources Chairman Anil Agarwal was conferred lifetime achievement award at prestigious Annual Asian Achievers Awards in London, UK. The year 2019 marks the 19th edition of Annual Asian Achievers Awards.
Novelist Jeffrey Archer helped raise GBP 150,000 for India-based charity group Yuva Unstoppable in an auction at awards night.
Theme for 19th Annual Asian Achievers Awards: ‘Inclusivity’. As inclusivity is not about diversity but about being inclusive of everyone therefore this year’s candidates included LGBT community also.
ASIAN ACHIEVERS AWARDS 2019 WINNERS
Onkardeep Singh MBE: Achievement in Community Services
Faisal Islam: Achievement in Media, Arts & Culture
Vipul Vadera: Businessperson of the Year
Kush Kanodia: Entrepreneur of the Year
Krishna Omkar: Professional of the Year
Harjit Singh Bhania: Sports Personality of the Year
Hafsa Qureshi: Uniformed, Civil and Public Services
Neeta Patel: Woman of the Year
Anil Agarwal: Lifetime Achievement Award
Rajesh Agrawal, London Deputy Mayor: Editor’s Award for Public Services
Dr. Nilesh U Patel MD: Editor’s Award for Contribution to Thoracic Surgery
Pradip Dhamecha: Editor’s Choice Award for Community service, Philanthropy and Entrepreneur
About Asian Achievers Awards
The annual awards are hosted by Asian Business Publications Ltd (ABPL). ABPL are publishers of Asian Voice and Gujarat Samachar.
It recognises outstanding work from individuals from across all professions and businesses within Asian community as well as acknowledge accomplishments of finest in United Kingdom’s Asian community.
The award is now into its 19th year and is consistently favoured by Asian community as most prestigious and highly respected awards.
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A Coffee Table Book titled ‘Glorious Diaspora- Pride of India’ on Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awardees was released by Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi.
About ‘Glorious Diaspora- Pride of India’
The book contains the brief profiles of recipients of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards (PBSA) from 2003 to 2019. It has been brought out by Indian Diaspora Club.
It includes inspiring profile of Distinguished Overseas Indians who have made their indelible mark in various fields.
About Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award
PBSA was first launched in 2003. It is the highest honour conferred upon by the Indian Governmen to overseas Indian.
Since its launch, many deserving people of Indian origin from across the world have been honoured, which includes politicians, economists, scientists, artists and business leaders from around the world.
The PBSA is conferred every year on January 9, which is celebrated as Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD). It was chosen as the day since it was on 9 January 1915, Mahatma Gandhi (greatest Pravasi) returned to India from South Africa and led India’s freedom struggle thereafter.
PBSA is conferred by President of India as part of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention. It is conferred on a Non-Resident Indian (NRIs), Person of Indian Origin (PIOs) or an institution/organization established and run by NRIs or PIOs, who have made a significant contribution in any one of following ways-
- Supporting India’s causes and concerns in a tangible way
- Social as well as humanitarian causes in India or abroad
- For promoting a better understanding of India abroad
- Building closer links between India, overseas Indian community and their country of residence
- Philanthropic and charitable work
- Welfare of local Indian community
While convention was held on an annual basis till 2014, it is being organized once in 2 years from 2015.
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