Indian businesses are among the strongest partners in the growth and development of the economy and many of them have been a source of inspiration for the country, a number of corporate officials have said.
“Entrepreneurial efforts must be accompanied by commitment, the competence to set targets and reach them and the capacity and willingness to serve customers with quality and care,” they said at a dinner hosted by this newspaper to honour the Sponsors of the Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards (INLIBA) 2016 on Monday, September 12 at Pullman Hotel in Auckland City.
- Shamal Kumar and Brendan Ward of 2degrees Mobile Limited
- The Pereira Family- Reuben, Rebecca, Rachel, Erica and Lawrence
- David Savidan and Graeme Edwards of AIA New Zealand
- It is all team work: Our Sponsors and Guests at the Dinner
- Ansuya Naidoo and Jessica Guthrie of BNZ
- Ratna Venkat speaking at the event
Indian Newslink Managing Director Jacob Mannothra said that the country must celebrate the success of the business community, especially small and medium enterprises which face formidable challenges.
“I am happy that Indian Newslink instituted the Awards Scheme to recognise and reward business achievers in the Indian community. Such projects cannot be successful without the support of sponsors. It is heartening to see that many of our major institutions such as BNZ (Title Sponsor), 2degrees Mobile Limited, AIA New Zealand, Pullman Hotel, Oporto New Zealand, Relianz Travel, Mercury Printz and Radio Tarana supporting this initiative. This Awards Night has become an important event on New Zealand’s Calendar,” he said.
As we expressed our gratitude to our Sponsors, they said that they felt privileged to be associated with this Project, now in its ninth year.
“We are happy to join hands with Indian Newslink to celebrate the success of the Indian business community through INLIBA 2016. These Awards help us to not only promote our image but also our products and services,” they said.
A detailed report with more pictures will appear in our next issue.
The exclusive dinner was organised to apprise sponsors of the Awards Scheme, the benefits it has accrued thus far to the sponsors and the Gala Black Tie Cocktails, Dinner, Entertainment and Awards Presentation Ceremony scheduled to be held on Monday, November 28, 2016 at Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland City.
Tickets for the Awards Night, priced at $150 plus GST per person and tables seating ten persons each at $1500 plus GST per table are now available. For reservation and other details, please call (09) 3910203 or 021-836528.