Indian to honour 120 achievers tonight

Indian to honour 120 achievers tonight

Sixth Annual Sports, Community, Arts & Culture Awards

Venkat Raman

Auckland, June 24, 2019

About 120 people are being recognised for their achievements in various sports, community, arts and cultural activities at the Sixth Annual Indian Newslink Sports, Community, Arts & Culture Awards tonight.

With more than 700 men and women attending from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua and Australia, this would be the largest Community Awards event organised by Indian Newslink.

The Dignitaries

Ethnic Communities Minister Jenny Salesa, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, Indian High Commission (Wellington) Charge d’ Affaires C Doss Jeyakumar, Members of Parliament Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, Mark Mitchell, Michael Wood, Joanne Hayes, Agnes Loheni, Jacqui Dean, Dr Parmjeet Parmar, Priyanca Radhakrishnan, Deborah Russell, Jami-Lee Ross, former MPs Dr Ashraf Chaudhary, Chris Carter National Party President Peter Goodfellow, Auckland Councillor Desley Simpson, Deputy Commissioners of Police Wallace Haumaha and Andy Coster, Inspector Rakesh Naidoo, Leaders of the Football community, Sponsors, community leaders are among the many others who will be present at the event.

As well as people of Indian origin worldwide, the winners in more than 50 categories of Awards include people from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Fiji, South Africa, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

Twentieth Anniversary

Indian Newslink will complete 20 years of publication on November 15, 2019 and the Sports, Community, Arts & Culture Awards will be the platform on which its 20th Anniversary celebrations will commence.

Celebrations will continue with the Ninth Annual Indian Newslink Lecture on July 29, 2019 at Pullman Hote;, the first-ever Festivals of South India on September 21, 2019 at Sacred Heart College Auditorium and the Twelfth Annual Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards on November 25, 2019 at SkyCity Convention Centre.

Mr Bakshi, who will welcome guests on behalf of Indian Newslink, said, “Tonight is an occasion to celebrate the services of our people; services that have made a difference to us- as a country, as a society, as a community and most important of all, as ordinary people in their ordinary course of our lives.”

Programme and Tickets

The Awards Night Programme would feature entertainment featuring dances by Ambika Krishnamoorthy, Ratna Venkat and scenes from the recently staged ‘Meera,’ speeches, dinner and presentation of Awards.

As at the time of reporting, only seven tickets (priced at $69 including GST) remained. For details, please call 021-836528 or Email:


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