Sachin Pilot felicitated the winners at a glittering awards ceremony in New Delhi
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | August 29, 2012
The IBN Network, in partnership with IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd,Â announcedÂ the winners ofÂ theÂ third edition ofÂ Young Indian Leaders AwardsÂ recognizing the achievements of nine inspirational young Indians.Â In a star-studded awards ceremony heldÂ in New Delhi, Chief GuestÂ Sachin Pilot,Â Minister of State for Communications & IT,Â felicitated the winners. The event opened with a power-packed performance by popular music bandÂ Euphoria.
âYoung Indian Leaders AwardsâÂ in itsÂ 3rdÂ EditionÂ applauds the youth of our nation for their accomplishments, commitment to society and their zeal to contribute in shaping the future of India.Â This path-breaking initiative is meant to honour and showcase young achievers from various fields of expertise, who symbolize optimism and can be a source of inspiration to the nation's youth.Â The award adheres to a process of selection which has the IBN Network Editorial Board at its core.
The premier trophy given to all award recipients represents the patriotic zest of todayâs youth. Embellished with the colours; of saffron, white and green crystals, illuminate the impressiveÂ âYâÂ shaped trophy.
Shooter Vijay KumarÂ was felicitated with the Special Achievement Award for his outstanding performance at the London Olympics where he won the silver medal in the individualÂ 25 metre rapid fire pistol event. He was acknowledged for his consistence performance at various sporting events including Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games where he won several medals that included 5 Gold medals and a Silver medal.
The nine Young Indian Leaders that were honoured at the award ceremony are:
TheÂ Grand FinaleÂ of the awards ceremony will beÂ telecast on CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat onÂ September 8,Â 2012Â atÂ 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 6:00 pm respectively.
Speaking about the awards,Â Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN Lokmat, said,Â âWe at the IBN Network are proud to recognize these Young Indian Leaders for the third year in a row.Â This initiativeÂ aims to identify people who have the spirit to excel and follow their goal with single-minded passion. We are extremely proud to felicitate the youth icons of India, who have contributed towards the nationâs growth and welfareâ
Ashutosh, Managing Editor, IBN7, said,Â âWe are proud to acknowledge these young achievers whose passion and commitment to pursue something out of the league led them to achieve what becomes a landmark for othersâ.
Nikhil Wagle, Editor, IBN-Lokmat,Â adds, âItâs an honour to felicitate suchÂ leaders who continually infuse new energy and ideas and work on the frontlines of social change.â