Bollywood icon, Hema Malini has been confirmed as the guest to appear at this year’s Asian Achievers Awards.
Taking place on Friday 14th September at Grosvenor House Hotel, the Asian Achievers Awards will recognise the outstanding work of individuals from across all businesses and professions and acknowledge the accomplishments of the finest of the UK�۪s Asian community.
Hosted by Asian Business Publications Ltd (ABPL), the event is now into its 12th year and promises to be bigger and better than ever before as 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the publishing group�۪s iconic newspapers, Asian Voice and Gujarat Samachar. The esteemed award ceremony will be interspersed with a line-up of world-class entertainment, a sumptuous dinner and charity auction in aid of The Sarvam Trust, an NGO that assists the integral development of rural India, including education for children. Their aim is to make villages across India self sufficient and prosperous as a total community. This initiative supports the entire community, consisting of children, parents, youth, physically challenged people, senior citizens and widowed mothers.
Asian Achievers Awards 2012 will welcome a who�۪s who of high profile dignitaries, cross party politicians, celebrities and high achievers from the Asian community, with veteran of the silver screen, Hema Malini attending as Special Guest and representing the ceremony�۪s designated charity, Sarvam. Previous attendees include: Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable, Tony Blair, Jack Straw and David Blunkett.
An independent panel of high profile judges has shortlisted nominees and will in due course select the winner in each category, from a record number of public nominations. This year�۪s panel comprises: Former England Cricketer Sir Ian Botham; Former India Cricketer Sunil Gavaskar; Former Daily Mirror Editor Richard Wallace; the first Gujarati to represent the Conservative Party in the House of Lords Lord Popat; Cross Bench member of the House of Lords Baroness Prashar; and former diver and one of the youngest participants in the 1948 Olympics Peter Elliot.