Bharat Ratna Pranab Mukherjee launches SAWE IIEA 2019 Dubai edition in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Bharat Ratna and 13th President of India Dr Pranab Mukherjee launched Vimal Elaichi SAWE India International Excellence Awards 2019 at the Constitution Club in New Delhi.

Vimal Elaichi SAWE India International Excellence Awards 2019 aims to reward people who have done exceptional efforts in their work as we believe it inspires and motivates others to work hard as well.The likes of Bollywood filmmaker Madhur Bhsndarkar, Comedian Sunil Grover, Prerit Goel of Gulf Petrochemicals, B R Shetty of UAE’s NMC group, Rizwan Sajan of Danube, Dubai,Thumbay Moindeen of Thumbay Group and Vijay Samyani of Concept Group are among the long list of awardees for the 2019 IIEA.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday late evening said that the bilateral relationship between India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) has matured and transformed into a comprehensive strategic partnership.

“Relationship between India and UAE are expanding in various aspects of business. It would not be incorrect to say that the bilateral relationship has matured and transformed into a comprehensive strategic partnership,” said Pranab Mukherjee while speaking at the launch ceremony of India International Excellence Award 2019.

“In the 1970s and 1980s, Indian migration to UAE drastically increased with the expansion of the oil industry and growth of free trade. At present Indian population in UAE is about 3.3 million making it highest concentration of Indian nationals outside India,” said Mr Mukherjee.

“Indians form the largest expatriate community in UAE, and UAE have generously embraced our people and encourage them to flourish and prosper,” he said.

“I am indeed very happy to know that the Indian community has played a major role in the economic development of UAE which has been acknowledged and appreciated by the host nation. Remittances rose to 13.8 billion US Dollars with majority NRI owned businesses. Significant investment has been made into healthcare, retail, hospitality, real estate, construction and other sectors of the Indian economy,” said the former President.

He said that many of the awardees have been recognised for their work in UAE.

The launch event was also attended by Mr. Shahnawaz Hussain (National Spokesperson of Bhartiya Janta Party), Senior BJP politician Krishna Pal Gurjar, Senior counsel and BJP leader Vagish Pathak, and many from the Delhi social circle graced the evening.

The gala award night will be hosted at the Armani Hotel on 14th September with a lot of Bollywood entertainment for the invited who’s who of Dubai. Bollywood Actors Anil Kapoor and Chitrangada will be presenting the awards along with other dignitaries while actors Aman Verma and Mandira Bedi will be hosting the gala awards. The highlight of Vimal Elaichi SAWE international Excellence Awards 2019 will be the attendance of representatives of neighbor countries that include Georgia, Tunisia, Macedonia and few others.

While talking to press, Sanjay Nigam, the brain behind the India International Excellence Awards and Founder, SAWE India said, “It’s an initiative by SAWE to recognize and promote the outstanding achievements of various individuals across all aspects of social and professional work. SAWE is an Organization that acknowledges rewards and promotes exceptional efforts in work in various aspects of professional and social sectors.”

Adding to this, Mr Ajay Singh of Orange Events International said, “The whole idea is to celebrate and reward the outstanding achievements of members of Indian community living in various parts of the world through IIEA and am very excited from the response Dubai has given for this edition.”