Arun Panchia and Shareena Nana were named respectively ‘Super Sportsman of the Year’ and ‘Super Sportswoman of the Year’ at the inaugural Indian Newslink Indian Sports Awards Presentation Night held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 in Auckland.
Sam and Angela Maharaj, Directors of Maharaj Corporation (McDonald’s franchisee) and Indian Newslink Managing Director & Publisher Ravin Lal, presented the trophies to the winners, as joint sponsors of the Awards.
Winners in 12 individual categories were also honoured with trophies at the Presentation Ceremony held at the ASB Stadium in Kohimarama.
Among those who attended the event were Ramesh Patel (Cricket and Hockey) Vilimaina Davu (Netball) and Praveen Jeram (Soccer) as Guests of Honour, prominent sports personalities, judges, sponsors, finalists, winners, sports enthusiasts and Member of Parliament Dr Rajen Prasad.
Details of the Awards and the Presentation Ceremony appear with photographs in our eight-page Special Report beginning on Page 24 in this issue.
Maharaj Corporation was the Title Sponsor of the Awards this year.