Nominations for DARPAN's 8th Extraordinary Achievement Awards are now closed.
Deadline to submit a nomination was August 14, 2017
Taking place on September 15, 2017, at Aria Banquet and Convention Centre in Surrey, the Red Carpet rolls out at 6 pm and will welcome more than 700 people comprising of Vancouver’s top social and business elite in the South Asian community.
Recognized as the pre-eminent South Asian event-of-the-year, the spectacular Awards gala will honour ten remarkable individuals within the South Asian community who embody the spirit of community and believe in giving back through their own avenues in an effort to build society.
Previous winners include:
• Pranav Mistry, Senior Vice President of Research of Samsung
• Dr. Narinder Kapany, known as the “Father of Fibre Optics” for his scientific contributions that led to the creation of the internet, lasers, and medical imaging
• Ajay Bhatt, co-founder of the USB
• Nira Arora, host, Beat 94.5FM
• Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s Minister of National Defence
Awards categories are:
INTERNATIONAL SENSATION - extraordinary achievement of a South Asian on a global scale
ARTISTIC VISIONARY - extraordinary achievement as a South Asian in the field of art
INDUSTRY MARVEL - extraordinary achievements of a South Asian within an industry
COMMUNITY CRUSADER - extraordinary achievement of a South Asian as a leader who is giving back to the South Asian community
CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT - extraordinary achievement of a South Asian entrepreneur
BREAKING BARRIERS - extraordinary achievement of a South Asian who is breaking a new barrier and achieving a milestone
ADVANCING PHILANTHROPY - extraordinary achievement of a South Asian in many charitable ventures
HERITAGE DEFENDER - extraordinary achievement of a South Asian in overcoming adversity to represent South Asians
SPIRIT OF SPORT - extraordinary achievement of a South Asian athlete
YOUNG WONDER - extraordinary achievement of a South Asian young person in academia and community initiatives
The event features an influential keynote speaker, local celebrities, sensational entertainment, a glamourous fashion showcase. If you think you or someone you know rightfully deserves this title, log on to www.darpanmagazine.com/awards to drop in a nomination.