Dainik Jagran-inext presents ICONIC AWARDS 2018 - A Night of the Icons
With Iconic Awards the basket of Dainik Jagran-inext’s remarkable initiatives, continues to expand. Before this, The daily newspaper have initiated two of their best properties Achievers’ Award and Nari Today Awards in which they honors the personalities who have redefined entrepreneurship in their respective fields & have made their cities proud. Iconic Awards is an attempt to bring into light some of the most visionary business leaders in the great states of Hindi Heartland, which is a hub of entrepreneurship. The idea created a platform of motivation that can inspire ordinary people to strive for great things in life.
The Dainik Jagran-inext ICONIC Awards 2018, set the capital ablaze with a gala at The Taj Mahal Hotel in Delhi on 22nd September, Saturday. The awards marked the felicitation of entrepreneurs from different states of the Hindi heartland, who have done incredible work in their domains, and in that process, have been able to serve the region and society at large. The 27 visionary business leaders were awarded in different categories - Crown, Crystal, Glittering and Budding. Their inspiring stories were also carried in Dainik Jagran I next as series, portraying their professionalism, struggle, principles, lifestyles, etc. The ICONS belong to disparate areas like, education, hospitality, medical, FMCG, real estate, etc. under SME (Small & Medium Enterprises) sector. It was first of its kind initiative by DJ I next on such a scale.
The award function witnessed a galaxy of prominent personalities from different spheres. The event was presided over by Shiv Pratap Shukla, Minister of State, Finance, Government of India. Delhi BJP President and Bhojpuri icon Manoj Tiwari was also present as special invitee. Popular Bollywood actress Yami Gautam added sizzle, along with famous lyricist Manoj Muntashir (of Teri Galiyan…. fame), who also wrote dialogues of Bahubali 1. Chetan Chauhan, famous ex cricketer, also mingled with the ICONS and encouraged them. Speaking at the occasion, Alok Sanwal, COO, DJ I next, emphasized upon the significance of such awards and expressed desire to come up with such initiatives in the future too. Shri Shukla also extended his ministry’s full cooperation and support to the entrepreneurs.
Lauding the initiative, Bharat Gupta, CEO, Jagran New Media while addressing the august gathering, rightfully stated that the initiative to honour these Icons was a step in the right direction to recognise those who today comprise the foundation of the country's growing economic trends and success stories. Post giving away of the awards, a special panel discussion was hosted by popular novelist Benul Beshak (of The Accidental Banker fame) with Manoj Muntashir and Manoj Tiwari, who displayed his earthy charm in answering questions related to entrepreneurship, excellence, success, drawing from his own struggles and experiences. He left the audience in awe by reciting one of his popular Bhojpuri numbers.
Even as more than 5,000 people watched the event through Facebook live stream, the event also marked the presence of COO of Dainik Jagran-inext, Alok Sanwal