Club Asia announce winner of Amazing Asians


Club Asia has announced that Fauja Singh had won the race for this year?s Amazing Asian Award 2005. The 93 year old beat off stiff competition from the youngest finalist Amir Khan in the public vote which ended last week. The awards aim to highlight those inspirational individuals that have made a significant impact in all fields from community, politics, entertainment or sport in the UK. The other three finalists were Shami Chakrabati, Director of Liberty, one of the biggest Human Rights Organisations in the UK; mother of three Arti Kumar the senior educational career?s advisor who has changed the shape of Luton University and Rakesh Sanghvi, Managing Director of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, making him one of the most powerful Asians in this field. Fauja Singh, the 93 year old Sikh runner has been a run away success during the past year. He has replaced David Beckham as Adidas’s new poster boy, while gearing up to run the London Marathon and trying to set new world records. London’s Mile End Park Stadium played host to Fauja when he set five new world records in 94 incredible minutes for men over 90 in aid of charity which also boosted the successful London 2012 Olympic bid. The former farmer has also been working closely with local temples and Asian youth groups to promote better living and healthy eating through exercise within the Asian community. Mr Singh, humbly accepted the award saying ?I?m so happy and honoured that people voted for me over the other finalists who were younger and more inspirational than myself. Thank you so much?. The finalists had been selected by Baroness Flather and Club Asia based on their inspirational story and news coverage over the past year. The nominees then faced public vote where listeners were invited to vote for their most Amazing Asian of 2005. Sumerah Ahmad, Club Asia?s Creative Director, says ?building on this year?s success and the fantastic response we received, Amazing Asians Awards will be bigger and better for 2006?.

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