Honouring the young Indian leaders

Honouring the young Indian leaders

New Delhi: The IBN Network, in partnership with IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd, announced the winners of the third edition of Young Indian Leaders Awards recognizing the achievements of nine inspirational young Indians. In a star-studded awards ceremony held in New Delhi, Chief Guest Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Communications & IT, felicitated the winners. The event opened with a power-packed performance by popular music band Euphoria.


?Young Indian Leaders Awards? in its 3rd Edition applauds the youth of our nation for their accomplishments, commitment to society and their zeal to contribute in shaping the future of India. This path-breaking initiative is meant to honour and showcase young achievers from various fields of expertise, who symbolize optimism and can be a source of inspiration to the nation‘s youth. The award adheres to a process of selection which has the IBN Network Editorial Board at its core.


The premier trophy given to all award recipients represents the patriotic zest of today?s youth. Embellished with the colours; of saffron, white and green crystals, illuminate the impressive ?Y? shaped trophy.


Shooter Vijay Kumar was felicitated with the Special Achievement Award for his outstanding performance at the London Olympics where he won the silver medal in the individual 25 metre rapid fire pistol event. He was acknowledged for his consistence performance at various sporting events including Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games where he won several medals that included 5 Gold medals and a Silver medal.


The nine Young Indian Leaders that were honoured at the award ceremony are:


Ashish Bhat, Mumbai (28 years)
Rikin B Gandhi, New Delhi (30 years)
Vinayak Lohani, Kolkata (34 years)
Kamal Medhi, Meghalaya (31 years)
L Athira Krishna, Chennai (24 years)
Arjun Vajpai, New Delhi (19 years)
Sandeep Bachhe, Mumbai (34 years)
Vetrimaaran, Chennai, (36 years)
Special Achievement Award: Vijay Kumar, Himachal Pradesh (27 years)


The Grand Finale of the awards ceremony will be telecast on CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat on September 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 6:00 pm respectively.


Speaking about the awards, Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN Lokmat, said, ?We at the IBN Network are proud to recognize these Young Indian Leaders for the third year in a row. This initiative aims to identify people who have the spirit to excel and follow their goal with single-minded passion. We are extremely proud to felicitate the youth icons of India, who have contributed towards the nation?s growth and welfare?


Speaking about the awards, Ashutosh, Managing Editor, IBN7, said, ?We are proud to acknowledge these young achievers whose passion and commitment to pursue something out of the league led them to achieve what becomes a landmark for others?.


Speaking about the awards ?Young Indian Leaders?, Nikhil Wagle, Editor, IBN-Lokmat: ?It?s an honour to felicitate such leaders who continually infuse new energy and ideas and work on the frontlines of social change.?

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