NDTV honours Indians of the Year

16 Apr,2013

By A Correspondent

 

Celebrating its silver jubilee, NDTV announced the winners of the sixth edition of its ‘Indians of the Year’ awards at a ceremony with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as chief guest. The NDTV ‘Indian of the Year’ Awards are held annually to recognize Indians whose contributions to the country have strengthened the foundation of our society and helped build Brand India.

 

Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj was guest of honour. Others present included chief ministers Sheila Dikshit, Omar Abdullah and Dr Mukul Sangma; External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and I&B Minister Manish Tewari.

 

Congratulating NDTV on turning 25 this year, Prime Minister Mannohan Singh said, “The period of 25 years that NDTV has been in business is also broadly the period of economic reforms in our country. I am also very happy that NDTV has taken up many campaigns on vital issues such as education, health and environment. I hope to see many more channels put in such efforts.”

 

The awardees are:

1. Daughter of India – Nirbhaya

2. Justice for the Indian woman – Justice JS Verma the JS Verma Committee, Justice Leila Seth and Gopal Subramaniam

3. Lifestyle Achievement Awards – Late Yash Raj Chopra, Late Pandit Ravi Shankar and Dr. C Pratap Reddy, Founder Chairperson, Apollo Hospital Group

4. Sportspersons of the year – Gagan Narang and Yogeshwar Dutt

5. Business Leader of the year – N Chandrashekaran, Tata Consulting Services

6. Entertainer of the year – Sridevi

7. Entertainer of the decade – Kareena Kapoor

8. LIC Unsung Hero – Rajni Sekhri Sibal

 

The awards ceremony was spiced up with a performance by Farhan Akhtar.

 

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