After an exciting build-up following a two-year logistical break, the Indian Newslink Sports and Community Awards is just a week away.
The event, to be held at Alexandra Park in Greenlane, Auckland on Monday, October 8 will hopefully prove its popularity and interest in the community.
Nominations and the selection process is complete for both Sports and Community segments of the Awards 2018.
Politicians, sports personnel and community members will grace the occasion, along with families and friends of sports nominees as well as community award winners.
The Guests of Honour include National MP Judith Collins, Blackcap Opening Batsman Jeet Raval and Auckland Hockey Chief Executive Manoj Darji.
Kudos to the New Zealand Indian Central Association (NZICA) officials who have rallied their unwavering support towards this initiative.
This is the first time there has been a combined recognition for Sports and Community Awards. This event attempts to bridge the gap between the young and old, as well as community service with sports, within the Indian Diaspora.
NZICA has added weight to the listed Awards by including Awards for elite players of yester years. One of the NZICA Elite awardees combines the elements of sports and community at the highest level, and will be duly recognised at the event.
Pride of Participation
NZICA has reiterated that it takes pride in involving itself with many organisations of sports in its proven record over 92 years and remains committed to the betterment of the Indian community. Its involvement in these Awards is a testament to that commitment.
The evening promises to be an exciting affair with the inclusion of popular dance groups.
This will add flavour to the occasion, as will the scrumptious menu to tickle the palate.
There will be no door sales on the night as per Indian Newslink practice. A few seats are still available. Please contact Ronny Kumaran on (09) 5336377 or Venkat Raman on 021-836528. Tickets are priced at $57.50 and tables seating ten persons at $575.00 per table (inclusive of GST).
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Steven Smith (right) with Rugby Player Rocky Khan at Indian Newslink Sports Awards 2013