Women win big at the Asian Achievers Awards 2017

AAA 2017 Winners - Women

AAA 2017 Winners, L-R: Saba Nassim BEM. Kulbir Pasricha, Jagdeep Rai and Amrit Kaur Lohia

Women were big winners at the 17th annual Asian Achievers Awards on Friday September 22nd at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane with Amrit Kaur Lohia winning the Achievement in Arts & Culture award; Playwright Tanika Gupta MBE the Achievement in Media award; Saba Nasim BEM the Achievement in Community Service award; Kulbir Pasricha the Uniformed & Civil services award and Jagdeep Rai named as ‘Woman of the Year’. Other winners included, Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar for International Personality of the Year (Male); Surinder Arora for Business Person of the Year; with the Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Lord Indarjit Singh CBE, for his contribution to harmonising race relations in Britain.

Hosted by Bollywood singer, actress and model, Raageshwari and former Eastenders star actor Nitin Ganatra, the awards saw over £155,000 raised for charity partner, Akshaya Patra, which works to eradicate classroom hunger and facilitate childhood education by serving freshly cooked, nourishing lunches to 1.6 million school children across India every day. Bhawini Singh, CEO Akshaya Patra said: “‘Akshaya’ is unlimited and ‘Patra’ is path, the path that never runs out and that’s what we intend to do every day as we serve millions of meals a day.”

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Mr. CB Patel, Publisher/Editor, ABPL Group says: “It brings me great pleasure to congratulate all the winners, and of course the nominees, of the Asian Achievers Awards, in another outstanding year of celebrating excellence in our community. In the past 17 years that we have been holding our awards, South Asian achievement in Britain has evolved tremendously and we now have role models in every arena, who are inspirations for the generations who are to follow.

Tanika Gupta MBE, winner of the Achievement in Media Award, said: “I just want to say thank you very much. What’s really important about this award and this evening, is that within the mainstream, people like myself – writers – don’t usually get recognised. So it’s fantastic to get this recognition from my community – finally.

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Asian Achievers Awards 2017 Winners

Professional of the Year
Fayyaz Afzal OBE

Sports Personality of the Year
Sivakumar Ramasamy

Achievement in Arts & Culture
Amrit Kaur Lohia

Achievement in Community Service
Saba Nasim BEM

Uniformed & Civil services
Kulbir Pasricha

Entrepreneur of the Year
Gi Fernando MBE

Woman of the Year
Jagdeep Rai

Achievement in Media
Tanika Gupta MBE

Business Person of the Year
Surinder Arora

Lifetime Achievement Award
Lord Indarjit Singh CBE

International Businessperson of the Year
Biren Sasmal

International Personality of the Year
Farhan Akhtar

For further information visit www.asianachieversawards.com

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