Times Now, India's leading English news channel today announced Amazing Indians, a prestigious national platform that celebrates and honors the indomitable spirit of India's common people who have performed uncommon deeds for the improvement of society. The awards ceremony will be held on September 29, 2023 in New Delhi. Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution, and Textiles & Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Minority Affairs will grace the event as Chief Guests and will deliver keynote addresses.
Times Now Amazing Indians features inspiring stories of individuals who through their grit, determination and selfless acts of service have significantly impacted people's lives. The premier national awards night will felicitate winners across 12 categories – Agriculture, Animal Welfare, Education, Environment & Climate, Food Management and Nutrition, Girl Child And Women's Rights Empowerment, Healthcare, Medical & Clinical Assistance, Rural Development, Sanitation And Water, Slum Care, Shelter Manangement and Tech For Good. The awards night will also witness special felicitations for Dr. Veeramuthuvel, Project Director, Chandrayan- 3, ISRO and Dr. Nigar Shaji, project Director, Aditya - L1 Mission, ISRO for their outstanding contributions to India's space endeavors.
Adding to the grandeur of the ceremony, the event will feature a special Jugalbandi performance by Smt. Anuradha Pal, India's First Female Tabla Maestro, and a captivating musical presentation by the exceptionally talented members of Shreerang Charitable Trust.
MK Anand, MD & CEO, Times Network said, "As India's most influential news leader, Times Now has played a pivotal role in driving change and action. Amazing Indians Awards is our initiative to highlight the extraordinary achievements of ordinary Indians who have made a positive impact on society. Over the years, the platform has featured the remarkable journeys of over 500 such individuals, each of whom has crafted a legacy through courage, determination, and an unwavering spirit. I am confident that the stories of these 'Amazing Indians' will inspire a new generation of changemakers, contributing to a better India."
A panel of esteemed jury comprising General M. M. Naravane (PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM (RETD), Former Chief of the Army Staff, Indian Army), Prasoon Joshi (Chairman, McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific and CEO & CCO, McCann Worldgroup India), Ritesh Agarwal (Founder and Group CEO, OYO), Anand Kumar (Founder, Super 30), Dr. S. Rangarajan (Former Director ISRO, MCF, ISTRAC & Satcomm) and Sonam Wangchuk (Social Reformist, Ramon Magsaysay Awardee) have shortlisted the winners through an exhaustive pan-India screening process duly evaluated by Ernst & Young (Process Partner).