Jury selects winners from across 11 categories; awards to be held on 10th February, 2012, New Delhi
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | February 6, 2012
Times Now, India’s No.1 English news channel, in association with Mahindra Rise, honours the indomitable spirit of India through the Amazing Indians Awards. The awards to be held on 10th February, 2012, New Delhi, have been judged by an eminent panel of jury comprising of Sharmila Tagore, Dr. Devi Shetty, Sunita Narain, Air Chief Marshall (Retd.) Fali .H. Major and Soli Sorabjee.
Through an 18-part series - Amazing Indians – India on the Rise encapsulated the struggle and perseverance of ordinary Indians working towards a better India. Over the last few months, the Amazing Indians has been viewed by 5.8 million viewers on the channel. (Source: – TAM – CS 4+, All India, 3rd Sep 2011 to 31st Dec 2011)
Sunil Lulla, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Times Television Network said, “The Amazing Indian is an extraordinary program from the Times Television Network, as it identifies the ‘unusual spirit’ in what many consider an ordinary Indian. TIMES NOW is proud to capture and celebrate this spirit, in a program which is inspiring and unique”.
Amazing Indians is a celebration of ordinary men and women who have won against all odds to make a difference in some way to India. There are untold tales of grit and determination of people who have emerged victorious; truly making themselves ‘Amazing Indians’.
Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-chief, TIMES NOW said, “At TIMES NOW we believe in acting as catalysts that empower our viewers with current news. Celebrating the achievements of these worthy champions, TIMES NOW showcased the real-life journeys of these Amazing Indians. The response to the series has been overwhelming and the awards pay a fitting tribute to these champions.”
Via a rigorous screening process, the prestigious jury chose the winners from the nominations in the respective categories - ‘Eco Saviours’, ‘Educators of India’, ‘Global Indians’,‘ Grass Root Soldiers’, ‘Incredible Innovators’ ‘Ordinary Indians Extraordinary Stories’, ‘Spark the Rise”, ‘Stree Shakti’, ‘Unstoppable Indians’, ‘Urban Crusaders’ and ‘Young Indians Big Achievements’.
Culminating into a grand awards ceremony wherein the winners across each award category will be felicitated for their remarkable endeavour, TIMES NOW salutes the accomplishments of countless unknown Indians.