ASIAN ACHIEVERS AWARDS 2007
The seventh annual high profile Asian Achievers Every year the event receives extensive cover-
Awards function is being held around 26th July age in both Asian Voice (AV) and Gujarat
2007 at Hilton Park Lane Hotel located in Central Samachar (GS) and the AAA commemorative
London. Every year this event attracts an audi- issue reaching an audience of over 250,000 read-
ence of approximately 500 - 600 people. ers.In addition the event was publicised on Radio
and Leading TV channels in UK and also in India
The aim of the awards is to recognise, honour via Print as well as tele Media.
and reward the outstanding talent and success
within the Asian community. The awards will take Previous sponsors have been Leading brand
place in the fragrance of personalities from the names such as Reliance India Call, Barclays, Jet
world of business, sport, music, arts and the pro- Airways, Zee TV, Club Asia, Cobra beer, Royal
fessions who gather to celebrate the achievement Halwa and many more.
among British Asians. The unique feature of AAA
is that the the readers make nominations and an Over £25,000 was raised at the AAA 2005 awards
independent panel of judges choose the winners. for Help the Aged, Asian Voice and Gujarat
Samachar’s charity of the year. Every year a
We were privileged to have Lord Sebastian Coe, leading charity is helped through the donations
Chairman of the Olympic Organising Committee, raised at the function besides raising its aware-
London 2012, as the chief guest at the awards ness.
ceremony last year. Guests also included an
impressive array of Industry captain’s , high- level
decision makers and politicians.
Business in Community Award Woman of the Year
A business house that has made a demonstrable The award will recognise and honour a woman
contribution to community. who has made a significant mark in any chosen
Professional of the Year
Professionals in the field of medicine, law, educa- Lifetime Achievement Award
tion, banking, finance and others, who have Awarded to an outstanding role model within the
scaled the heights of their chosen profession. Asian community.
Achievement in Community Service Young Entrepreneur
In recognition for an individual’s service to com- Young person/s who entered a successful enter-
Achievement in Media/Art and Culture Editors Award
Someone who has made a mark in media includ- Editors choice of an outstanding individual across
ing print, broadcast, cinema and art & culture. all communities
Sport Personality of The Year
Awarded for excelling in sports.
Nomination and Selection Process
The process of nomination is quite unique. Nomination forms are advertised in Asian Voice and
Gujarat Samachar and also distributed at various events. Readers of Asian Voice and Gujarat
Samachar nominate their choice of candidates and an independent panel of seven judges consisting
of eminent personalities will select the winner.
Established in 1972 Gujarat Samachar and Asian Voice are two leading national news-weeklies for
British Asians. Gujarat Samachar is published in Gujarati and Asian Voice in English. Each paper is
produced specifically for Gujarati and English speaking readers. We publish several theme-based
magazines such as Health, Property, Finance, Banking & Insurance, Career in Pharmacy, Diwali,
Calendar and Wedding.
Previous Chief Guests at Asian Achievers Awards:
2001 - Rt. Hon. David Blunkett MP (Home Secretary 2001)
2002 - Rt. Hon. Patricia Hewitt MP (Secretary of State for Health, 2002)
2003 - Rt. Hon. Valerie Amos MP (Secretary of State for Overseas development)
2004 - Rt. Hon. Peter Hain MP (Leader of the House of Commons, 2004)
2005 - Mr. Piers Morgan MP (Well known journalist, broadcaster and writer)
2006 - Lord Sebastian Coe (Chairman of the Olympic Organising Committee, London-2012)
Business in Community: Manish Shah (OPD Laboratories Ltd)
Business Person of the Year: Nadir Lalani (99 Stores)
Achievement in Community Service: Viral Acharya
Innovation in Business: Arvind Malhotra (Gap Guru)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Arjan Vekaria
Achievement in Media, Art & Culture: Dr. Avtar Lit (Sunrise Radio)
New Market Entrant: Manoj Ladwa & Vikas Pota (Saffron Chase)
Professional of the Year: Capt. Ashvin K. Sharma
Achievement in Sport: Hunisha Bharat Patel (Karate)
Woman of the Year: Dr. Usha Menon (Eminent Gynacologist and Researcher)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Manubhai Madhvani
Young Achiever Award: Viresh Chandarana
Entrepreneur of the Year: Lakshmi Mittal
Woman of the Year: Jasuben Seghani
Achievement in Media, Art & Culture: Sonia Deol
Achievement in Sports: Isa Guha
Editors Award: Freddie Flintoff
Seventh Asian Achievers Awards Commemorative Issue
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provide all 24,000 of our subscribers a pictorial to recognise and honour Asian talent in the UK. It
review of the event, the winner, sponsors and all is a once- in- a- year opportunity to address and
those who make it a success by their presence on applaud the Asian Community in a unique and
the occasion. Distributed free of charge, the mag- highly relevant ambience. The AAA Souvenir is
azine is published just once every year and is used as a book of records & reference
read with much interest by our readers.
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