The Namma Bengaluru Awards, instituted by the Namma Bengaluru Foundation, will be presented this Saturday 16th of March at 6 pm at the Malleshwaram Grounds. The awards will be given away in a glittering event of music, dance and entertainment. Entry to public is free.
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Total of 53 finalists in 9 categories will vie for the prestigious NBA. They include Prithvi Reddy, Arundhuti Gupta, Bangalore Traffic Police, BESCOM, Indian Centre for Social Transformation, Goonj, Kormangala 3rd Block RWA, Puttenhalli Neighborhood Lake Improvement Trust, Ashok Dalwai , B G Chengappa, BIOCON, IBM, Canara Bank and many more.
The Namma Bengaluru Awards this year will be conferred in the presence of eminent Bengalureans and jury members who will attend the much anticipated event. Other dignitaries who are expected to attend the event are Members of Parliament, Ministers, MLAs, RWAs and citizens of Bengaluru.
The Namma Bengaluru Awards for 2012 received unprecedented response from the public with citizens nominating more than 61,000 citizens of Bengaluru for the Awards. A 20 member jury, under the Chairmanship of Pradeep Kar, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Microland, consisted of prominent citizens of Bengaluru from the fields of art and culture, music, literature, law, media and environment. The jury, after serious deliberations spanning over four sessions over eight weeks, short-listed 53 finalists in nine categories. Of this, names of 11 winners will be announced on Saturday.
Internationally renowned audit and process firm KPMG were engaged as audit partners to ensure transparency in the process of nomination and selection of the winners.
"The Namma Bengaluru Awards selection process reached a different level this year. From the enormous number of nominations (61,000+) to the tremendous quality of nominations. It was truly a very difficult process to select one amongst the finalists, all of who deserved to win the award. It is truly gratifying to see the selfless commitment of these individuals and organizations, most of whom go unrecognized in their journeys. I am delighted that the Namma Bengaluru Foundation has chosen to recognize these selfless leaders/organisations, all of who are making an immense difference to our city, silently." said Pradeep Kar, at the final deliberation of the nominations today.
Bengaluru takes the lead
Namma Bengaluru Awards is first of its kind in India where citizens of the city nominate their choice for these awards; the event, over the past 3 years has evoked tremendous interest, enthusiasm and engagement from the people of our city. For the nominees, it is a tremendous opportunity to be recognized, applauded and encouraged by the citizens of the city they serve.
Music and Dance
The inaugural part of the award will evoke tremendous emotional ownership for the public. The latter half of the evening will entertain guests with music and entertainment that includes performances by Raghu Dixit Project, Vilas Nayak, Antardhwani and Articulate Ability.
Entry to the Awards function is free and citizens can come and enjoy an evening of pride, glitz and glamour. The entire awards ceremony will be webcast live.
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