GIIS partners TIMES NOW in honouring NRI achievers worldwide

Published on 27 Jan 2014
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First-ever NRI awards to cover Diaspora of 22 million Indians across United States, United Kingdom, UAE and Singapore

NRI of the YearIn a first-of-its-kind initiative, Global Indian International School (GIIS) has partnered international English TV news channel TIMES NOW to recognise high-achieving non-resident Indians through NRI of the Year award. Covering a Diaspora of twenty-two million Indians in its first year, the award will honour individuals from different walks of life in the various categories.

The categories include:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Philanthropy / Social Good
  • Professional
  • Art and Entertainment
  • My India
  • Global Student of the Year (presented by Global Indian Foundation, Singapore)

The Singapore-based not-for-profit organisation, Global Indian Foundation (GIF) will award the @aps@Global Indian Special Award@aps@ to recognise the outstanding contribution by an individual who has empowered the community and unfurled the spirit of India internationally. GIF will also present the @aps@Global Student of the Year Award@aps@ to recognise students who have undertaken exemplary initiatives towards betterment of the society, accompanied by exceptional academic achievements.

For information and eligibility criteria of the above-mentioned categories, please click here.

"The Indian Diaspora is a valued and unique global community that represents India and its culture across the world. Bringing glory to the nation with their achievements and impact in diverse spheres of ever-evolving economies, the international Indian community is an acclaimed source of inspiration for young minds," said Mr Atul Temurnikar, Chairman and Co-Founder, Global Schools Foundation. "As an academic institution committed to nurturing global citizens worldwide, we motivate our students to become responsible contributors to the society, while empowering them with skills to be future-ready through high quality education. We are proud to support TIMES NOW in their initiative towards recognising the Indian Diaspora through the award," he added.

The last date for registration is Sunday, February 16, 2014. For more information about the NRI of the Year award and various award categories, please visit

Invitation to nominate high-achieving students

Global Indian International School invites parents and students to nominate eligible candidates for the ‘Global Student of the Year’ award, which will be presented by Global Indian Foundation.


Students who are currently pursuing secondary level education, graduate or post-graduate degree in United States, United Kingdom, U.A.E or Singapore are eligible to apply for the award. For applicants aged below 18 years, parents/guardian can also apply on behalf of the student.

To nominate your ward/yourself for the award, click here.
Last date for registration is Sunday, February 16, 2014.

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