Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007 Gujarat Samachar


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Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007 Gujarat Samachar

  1. 1. 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. Award Categories 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 field. 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- munity. prise. 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.
  2. 2. 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) Winners (2006): 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) Winners (2005): 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
  3. 3. Seventh Asian Achievers Awards Commemorative Issue Every year ABPL Group publishes an A4 glossy Your Sponsorship and Advertisement in the mag- magazine to capture the highlights of the AAA azine should be viewed in the context of the very ceremony, portray the joys of the winners and aim and purpose of the Asian Achievers Awards - 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. Sponsorship of Award Category I Award to be branded with sponsors name. The Asian Achievers Awards would not be possi- I Sponsor presents award to the winner. ble without the support of companies, foundations I Signage with company name and logo at and individuals like YOU. sponsored venue. I Sponsor’s logo on invitation. The Asian Achievers Awards represents a unique I One full page colour advertisement in the opportunity. Sponsors can positively communi- cate their company's name, image, products and Awards brochure - an A4 glossy magazine services to a clearly defined, influential, socially with comprehensive coverage and aware and highly receptive audience. photographs of the ceremony I One table of 10 at awards dinner. I Status as last year main sponsor. We have created a comprehensive sponsorship package that allows highly effective exposure to a target segment of increasing importance and SPONSORSHIP COST: value. £10,000 So whether you are seeking to establish your Contact: presence, reinforce your corporate image, or Alka Shah introduce a new company name, product or serv- Tel: 020 7749 4002 ice, our audiences comprise an important market 07944 151 893 segment – members with high income and edu- Email: cation levels and who are discerning consumers.