NRI MEDIA Launches Awards for UAE’s Iconic Indians

Published on Jan 17 2018 - - Featured, Gulf, NRI, Special - -

NRI MEDIA Launches Awards for UAE’s Iconic Indians

Union Minister of State for External Affairs Gen. V. K. Singh to honour awardees at the 2018 Iconic NRI Awards Banquet in the presence of UAE Minister and Diplomats

Dubai, January 17, 2018:  NRI MEDIA, launched in 2017, to cater to the needs and interests of the Indian community in the UAE and the growing expat population in the Middle East, announces the launch of its inaugural annual ICONIC NRI AWARDS.

The prestigious awards banquet will recognise the stellar achievements of 25 NRIs in the UAE, who have uplifted expatriates by creating employment opportunities and have contributed to the all-round excellence of Indians here by leveraging innovative initiatives and charitable efforts. The gala event will also honour 4 UAE dignitaries for their relentless support and encouragement to the Indian community. NRI MEDIA will announce the award recipients on Friday, January 19, 2018, in Dubai.

Union Minister of State for External Affairs Gen. V. K. Singh will honour the iconic NRIs on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Grand Hyatt Dubai, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance; their Excellencies Mr. Navdeep Singh Suri, Indian Ambassador to UAE, and Mr. Vipul, Consul General of India.

This initiative comes at a time when UAE-India relations have entered an exciting era of growth in the wake of the exchange of high-level state visits by leaders of both the countries. While India and the UAE are working closely to enhance their co-operation in a range of fields, it is the NRIs who play a crucial role in realising the visions of the governments.

Afi Ahmed, CEO and Founder of NRI MEDIA says, “We are ever grateful to the UAE government for generously embracing Indians and encouraging and supporting us to flourish and prosper. By launching the ICONIC NRI AWARDS, we aim to respect the magnificent endevours of NRIs and supplement the efforts of the Indian government to ensure expats are celebrated in their adopted homes and salute the spirit of the global Indians.”

“There are an estimated 2.8 million NRIs who have made UAE their home. While some of them have received awards constituted by the Indian government, there is none to honour them within their own terrain. ICONIC NRI AWARDS will fill that lacunae by being the most distinctive awards reckoning NRIs as a brand unto themselves and providing an opportunity to contribute further to the development of the UAE and our own country,” says Afi Ahmed.

Vikas Bhargava, Creative Director and Co-Founder of NRI MEDIA, says, “It is of utmost significance to note that honourable Gen. V K Singh is one among the first Union Ministers to address NRIs in the UAE. At the gala event, the Minister is expected to dwell upon the long-term vision of Indians abroad, providing a positive impetus to their dreams.

“NRI MEDIA, which aims to become the leading voice of NRIs globally, has constituted this annual awards to sincerely engage with globetrotting Indians, inspiring them to soldier on towards new landmarks and giving them the relentless zeal to work towards their goals,” says Afi Ahmed. NRIs should not rest on our laurels and must contribute by being as successful as we possibly can by being more productive. ICONIC NRI AWARDS will help achieve this aim by boosting the morale of Indian diaspora and catapulting the efforts of the NRI community who have made an impact on society.”

The invitation-only event, followed by a gala dinner, will give the 200 guests access to the crème de la crème of NRI community, including the country’s high-flying achievers, decision makers, goodwill ambassadors, professionals and businessmen.

The awards night will be covered exclusively by major media partners of NRI MEDIA and broadcast on Zee TV.


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