News18 Kannada recently hosted the ‘News18 Kannada Business Leaders & Excellence Awards’ 2022, an inaugural awards ceremony celebrating pioneering initiatives by the brilliant entrepreneurs and ingenious business minds of Karnataka.
The ceremony was held at ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru on August 27, 2022, and will be telecast on News18 Kannada on August 31, 4 pm onwards, with a repeat telecast on September 1 at 10 am.
The event is a cumulative effort of the editorial team of News18 Kannada, who did extensive research to select the deserving profiles among several nominations.
The awardees include stellar business professionals and entrepreneurs, who have been indispensable because of their support in skill development, employment generation, technological advancement, and product innovations combining into a herculean contribution to the overall economic development of Karnataka.
These professionals were broadly divided into 19 categories such as Excellence in Customised IT Solutions, Excellence in Textile Retail Industry, Excellence in Nursing Education, Excellence in Industrial Innovation, and many more.
The inaugural event by News18 Kannada featured a broad guest list including industry experts from all walks of life and Sandalwood celebrities.
Gracing the occasion were CN Ashwath Narayan – ITBT and Higher Education Minister of Karnataka; R Ashok, Revenue Minister; K Govindaraj – MLC and Vice-President of Indian Olympic Association; N A Haris - MLA, Shantinagar; actors Ramesh Aravind, Manvita, and Archana Jois.
The partners for the mega event were Levista Instant Coffee as Beverage Partner, P N Rao as Styling Partner, Parimal Mandir as Fragrance Partner, Gemopai as Electric Mobility Partner, and Aqua Pro as Associate Sponsor. This initiative by News18 Kannada received a resounding response from all government officials, awardees, and their communities.