In a first-of-its-kind initiative, Global Indian International School (GIIS) has partnered international English TV news channel TIMES NOW to recognise high-achieving non-resident Indians through NRI of the Year award. Covering a Diaspora of twenty-two million Indians in its first year, the award will honour individuals from different walks of life in the various categories.
The categories include:
- Philanthropy / Social Good
- Art and Entertainment
- My India
- Global Student of the Year (presented by Global Indian Foundation, Singapore)
The Singapore-based not-for-profit organisation, Global Indian Foundation (GIF) will award the 'Global Indian Special Award' to recognise the outstanding contribution by an individual who has empowered the community and unfurled the spirit of India internationally. GIF will also present the 'Global Student of the Year Award' to recognise students who have undertaken exemplary initiatives towards betterment of the society, accompanied by exceptional academic achievements.
For information and eligibility criteria of the above-mentioned categories, please click here.
"The Indian Diaspora is a valued and unique global community that represents India and its culture across the world. Bringing glory to the nation with their achievements and impact in diverse spheres of ever-evolving economies, the international Indian community is an acclaimed source of inspiration for young minds," said Mr Atul Temurnikar, Chairman and Co-Founder, Global Schools Foundation. "As an academic institution committed to nurturing global citizens worldwide, we motivate our students to become responsible contributors to the society, while empowering them with skills to be future-ready through high quality education. We are proud to support TIMES NOW in their initiative towards recognising the Indian Diaspora through the award," he added.
The last date for registration is Sunday, February 16, 2014. For more information about the NRI of the Year award and various award categories, please visit www.nrioftheyear.com.