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B4U's VP legal among AMA award finalists

MUMBAI: Another women achiever has been recognised as first amongst equals! B4U Television Network vice president legal Rina Nameirakpam Barua has been selected as one of four finalists in the business woman of the year - corporate award, part of the prestigious Asian Women of Achievement (AWA) awards 2003. The final awards ceremony and dinner will be held on 8 May 2003 in London.

As head of legal at B4U digital TV corporation, Nameirakpam manages and looks after all legal elements of the company including general business matters, documentation and legal audit of contracts and deals, carriage and digital platform issues, employment, trademarks, copyright infringement and other aspects of media law.

Commenting on the occasion, a B4U spokesperson was quoted as saying: "Rina deserves to be recognized and rewarded for the invaluable contributions she has to the fabric of our organization and the corporate world, and we here at B4U are very proud of her being nominated for the awards."

A press release states that the Asian Women Achievement Awards have been set up to recognize the immense accomplishments of unsung heroines within the Asian community as well in the commercial, professional, artistic and humanitarian sectors. The awards are given to an individual thriving in corporate Britain who has made, and is making, a significant contribution to the success of their organisation.

Now in their fourth year, the awards acknowledge individual effort; provide role models for, and give inspiration to, Asian women from all walks of life; and raise awareness outside the Asian community of the outstanding qualities of Asian women in this country. They acknowledge and celebrate the individual efforts of Asian women from all over the country and from all walks of life.

Asian women achievers in Britain are eligible to enter any one of the following seven award categories: the arts and culture award; the social and humanitarian award; business woman of the year - corporate; entrepreneur of the year, media professional of the year, professional of the year, young achiever of the year and the chairman’s awards.

The release adds that this year’s presentation ceremony will take place on Thursday, 8 May 2003 at the London Hilton on Park Lane and will be hosted by comedienne and actress Nina Wadia.

The star-studded awards ceremony has historically attracted many well-known, high profile guests including Clive Anderson, Imran and Jemima Khan, Lisa Aziz, Lord and Lady Paul, Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber, Martin Bashir, Meera Syal MBE and Shakira Caine, adds the release.

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