LONDON, Sept. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Today, The Asian Awards in partnership
with Lebara announced the four world-class nominees of the Lebara
People's Choice Award.
The 2011 nominees have been chosen for the outstanding contribution they
make to their profession whilst engaging and inspiring millions of
people across the globe to be the best they can be.
Ratheesan Yoganathan, CEO Lebara commented: "We are extremely proud to
sponsor the Asian Awards -honouring Asian excellence and achievements
from all walks of life. These four nominees are all fantastic role
models for future generations and it means a great deal to me that we
are able to recognise this talent and give our customers and the public
the chance to vote for their favourite nominee."
The Lebara People's Choice nominees are:
Amir Khan - World Champion Boxer
Frieda Pinto - Hollywood Actress
Muttiah Muralitharan - Sri Lankan Cricket Legend
Russell Peters - Stand-up Comedian and Actor
Launched and awarded to cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar in 2010, the
Lebara People's Choice award is the only Asian Awards accolade that is
voted for by the general public. A panel of Senior Executives and
industry professionals will also debate and place their vote to decide
who should ultimately win the 2011 accolade. Both the judging and
public vote will carry equal weight in the final award decision. Visit http://www.lebara.co.uk/asianawards to review nomination details and place your vote - voting is open to
midnight on Friday 16th September 2011.
The winner of the 2011 Lebara people's Choice Award will be announced at
the Asian Awards ceremony at The Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London,
18th October 2011. Hosted by Lord Sebastian Coe, 1000 of the most
influential and important leaders from the Asian diaspora around the
world will attend the Awards which promises to be a spectacular event.
The Asian Awards were an ambitious idea conceived by Paul Sagoo,
entrepreneur and founder of Lemon Group, and realised by co-founder
Caroline Jackson Levy, Managing Director of UBM Awards. "Our goal was
to celebrate the highest calibre of individuals from the Asian
community across all spheres of activity," said Sagoo. "Last year's
inaugural event was spectacular, and set the bar high for 2011. This
year, we will take it a notch higher," added Jackson Levy.
Tickets are selling fast so call +44(0)20-7234-8732 or visit http://www.theasianawards.com for the opportunity to celebrate Asian Excellence and network with the
world's most inspiring Asian stars in business, music, sport, the arts,
science and cinema.
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