We salute you, 18 times

Editorial Two

Issue 381 November 15, 2017

Publications have since long come out of the confines of the media industry, reaching out to the larger section of the community. It is therefore not uncommon for newspapers to be involved in social and community welfare programmes, promote cultural shows and participate in activities that touch the core of the society.

Indian Newslink made a modest beginning 18 years ago lending its name to a few cultural shows but a major leap forward occurred in 2001, when it proposed to the organisers of the Veteran Soccer Tournament, then held in West Auckland, that it would undertake the project and carry the annual event forward, with a higher note of professionalism. Knowing the Fiji Indian community’s strong proclivities towards Soccer, an undertaking was made to organise the four-day event (an extra day was added later) to coincide with the Auckland anniversary weekend in January.

A number of features including a carnival, beauty pageant and competitions for women and children were added to make it a family event.

Our Business Awards

The most important, trend-setting event occurred in November 2008 when we established the Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards. Unique in its extent and format, the Awards Scheme has encouraged small, medium and large companies owned, managed, and franchised by people of Indian origin to compete in various categories. While the annual Awards Ceremony is celebrated as one of the most important events in the social and business calendar of New Zealand, this newspaper has been lauded for its initiative and pioneering spirit.

Companies of Indian origin are coming of age in New Zealand. It is time they put in place robust business plans, smart strategies and corporate governance that conform to international standards. It is also time they competed globally and reap the rewards of success.

Sobriety and modesty mark our presence at these events.

Our Salutations

As our products flourish as Indian Newslink brands, we would like to raise a toast to all those who have been a part of these during their formative years, those who came and went in later years, those who form the current team and those who continue to support these in one form or the other.

From editors, reporters and stringers and thumbnail artists, layout personnel and production experts to marketing executives, distributors, sponsors, advertisers, readers and well-wishers, we say, “These brands have become successful because of your encouragement and patronage. We salute you!”

Indian Newslink is published by Indian Newslink Limited from its offices located at Level 1, Number 166, Harris Road, East Tamaki, Auckland 2013 and printed at Horton Media Limited, Auckland. All material appearing here and on our web editions are the copyright of Indian Newslink and reproduction in full or part in any medium is prohibited. Indian Newslink and its management and staff do not accept any responsibility for the claims made in advertisements.

Managing Director & Publisher: Jacob Mannothra; Editor & General Manager: Venkat Raman; Production Manager: Mahes Perera; Assistant Editor: Ratna Venkat; Financial Controller: Uma Venkatram CA; Phone: (09) 5336377 Email: info@indiannewslink.co.nz

Websites: www.indiannewslink.co.nz; www.inliba.com; www.inlisa.com

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