India TV announces Yuva Awards

31 Jan,2013

By A Correspondent

 

India TV has announced the first Yuva Awards, planned to honour India’s future by instituting recognition for the most promising young faces of the nation.

 

Positioned as an aspirational salute to youth icons who have shown exemplary leadership and extraordinary excellence in respective fields with achievements much bigger than their age, the awards will be given in six categories: Politics, Sports, Music, Film, Television and Business.

 

The honorees for the inaugural annual property by India TV will be decided through a stringent process involving tabulation and stratified research by a renowned international research agency, India TV viewers’ votes and jury deliberations.

 

The high-powered jury will be chaired by Sarod Maestro Ustaad Amjad Ali Khan. The panel includes personalities like sporting legend Kapil Dev, Padma Shree Vandana Luthra and Professor Pushpesh Pant. Noted media personality and Chairman & Editor in Chief of India TV, Rajat Sharma, will also be part of the jury.

 

Announcing this, Ritu Dhawan, MD & CEO, India TV said, “Yuva Awards is a humble attempt to inspire the iconic potential of young indians who will take our nation to newer heights. These youth icons will be those who have already displayed enormous potential and made it big at their young age. They have created benchmarks in their respective fields and brought pride to our nation.”

 

The awards ceremony will be held in New Delhi on February 18, and will be telecast live on India TV.

 

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