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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sania Mirza honoured at NRI of the Year Award 2016
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News Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sania Mirza honoured at NRI of the Year Award 2016
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sania Mirza honoured at NRI of the Year Award 2016
·         The third edition of the Awards ceremony was held on 11th April in Mumbai
·         Overseas Indians were honoured across multiple categories
·         Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sania Mirza among the winners of this year’s awards
·         Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy in the Government of India Shri Piyush Goyal graced the occasion with his presence
Mumbai, 12th April, 2016: TIMES NOW, India’s No. 1 news channel and ICICI Bank, India's largest private sector bank, jointly hosted the third edition of ‘NRI of the Year Awards’ on 11th April in Mumbai. After its resounding success in the last 2 seasons, TIMES NOW and ICICI BANK organized the prestigious NRI of the Year 2016, to salute the spirit of the Global Indian.

NRI of the Year is India’s most distinctive awards recognizing the outstanding achievements of the Indian Diaspora globally. With their grit and perseverance, Non Resident Indians (NRIs) have achieved tremendous success in various fields in the countries they have chosen to adopt as their homes. Many NRIs are accomplished politicians, scientists, sportsmen, businessmen, professionals and academicians in various countries and TIMES NOW ICICI Bank ‘NRI of the Year’ awards recognize the success of these achievers.
NRI of the Year, this year was also open to any Non Resident Indian (NRI), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) and Person of Indian origin (PIO) who reside in USA, Canada,  UK, Middle East, Singapore,  Australia and New Zealand.
The gala event was hosted by Kabir Bedi and Mandira Bedi and witnessed the presence of eminent personalities from the industry and Bollywood. This is the first event attended by the newly crowned FBB Femina Miss India 2016 – Priyadarshini Chatterjee, Sushruthi Krishna – 1st Runner Up and Pankhuri Gidwani – 2nd Runner Up.
The third edition of TIMES NOW ICICI Bank NRI of the Year awards powered by Global Indian International School was awarded to 17 individuals under 7 different categories– Entrepreneur, Professional, Academics, Arts & Culture, Philanthropy, Special Jury Award, Global Icon of the Year and India’s Global Icon Award.  Raymond was also one of the partners for this year’s award function.
The jury, for NRI of the Year 2016, comprised of eminent leaders with the likes of Partha Sinha, Anurag Batra, Suhel Seth, P. R. Chakravarty and Shudhir Dhar.
List of Winners 2015
Name of the Winner

India’s Global Icon
Sania Mirza

Special Jury Award
Nikesh Arora

Global Indian of the Year
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Ramapriyan Srivatsan
Prof. Ahmad Umar
Saudi Arabia
Prof. Dr. Sanjay Gandhi
United Kingdom
Varun Gupta
United States

Amit Shah
Mohit Malhotra
United Arab Emirates
Josvaraja John Christopher
United Kingdom
Riju Agarwal
United States

Jabir Puthiya

Art & Culture
Sonia Nair

Dhruv Saxena
Joji Mathew
United Arab Emirates
Saravana Kumar
United Kingdom
Virendra Chopra
United States

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