In just over a fortnight, we will celebrate the Fifth Annual Indian Newslink Sports & Community Awards 2018 (on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 6 pm).
At press time, the nomination process was in full swing.
Readers will be delighted to know that the Guest of honour will be current Blackcaps Opening Batsman Jeet Raval.
His presence will be inspiring for budding Sportspersons and Cricketers in particular.
Perseverance and Determination
Raval is a classic example of perseverance and determination.
His Test selection came at the back of several seasons of consistent performance, complemented by his ‘never-give-up’ attitude to make it to the national squad.
Raval instantly demonstrated why he was the rightful choice as the perfect Test Opener.
Focus on the Young
A key focus of the event is to recognise young talent, who often excel at what they do but fall short of gaining recognition.
Our Awards Night is set to change this norm and provide a platform to motivate the
young achievers and bring joy to their families, who are a huge part of their success.
Our readers may recall that it was the growing importance of people of Indian origin in various sports that encouraged Indian Newslink to launch the Indian Sports Awards in 2012. These Awards were the first of its type in the Indian community in New Zealand.
After a two-year break, the Awards are back in a revised format, incorporating recognition of stalwarts in the community.
Indian Newslink is grateful to our Title Sponsors, the Rainbow Corner Group of Companies and our Category Sponsors (Sports Awards) Link2 Services, CFR Line Group, 0800 Rachna Mortgages & Insurance, Reliance Ventilation Systems Limited, Lotus Foreign Exchange, Immigration Advice New Zealand Limited and Bank of Baroda (New Zealand) Limited.
Our Special thanks are to New Zealand Indian Central Association (NZICA) for being our Support Sponsor of the Sports Awards segment.
Tickets for the Awards Night, priced at $50 plus GST per person and tables seating ten persons per table at $500 plus GST per table is available. Please call 021-836528.
Blackcaps Opening Batsman Jeet Raval (Picture Supplied)