Issue 402, October 15, 2018
The Fifth Annual Indian Newslink Sports & Community Awards 2018 held on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Alexandra Park in Auckland brought to the fore the immense and innate talent inherent in our community. With more than 500 people in attendance, the Awards Ceremony was appeasing in that 54 men and women were honoured for their achievements in sports and for their distinguished services to communities.
As well as Elite Sportspersons who brought fame to the country, emerging, young and veteran sports achievers were also honoured at the Awards Night.
We are grateful to the New Zealand Indian Central Association (NZICA) and the Telangana Association of New Zealand, who as our Support Sponsors, brought their experience,goodwill and understanding to the Awards Programme.
Indian Newslink has been persistent in its efforts to recognise people excelling in sports and community involvement. These efforts came alongside the increasing popularity of the Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards (now in its eleventh year) that honours the success of businesses of Indian origin.
The value of a recognition is immeasurable to the one who receives it.
The Sports & Community Awards provide a platform for the individual’s family to celebrate the sacrifices they make as well as an evening for friends and supporters to applaud the success of persons they constantly support.
Arts & Culture Awards
We are happy that Indian Newslink will recognise and reward achievers in the field of Arts and Culture from next year.
Our Sports and Community Awards will be extended to be titled, ‘Sixth Annual Indian Newslink Sports, Community, Arts and Culture Awards 2019.’
People of Indian origin who are citizens or permanent residents will be eligible to enter the Awards Programme, although nominations can be made by anyone in the country.
It is gratifying that pride and joy will go farther afield in the community.