Roshni Media Group to host first awards gala for ‘Inspirational Achievers’


New York-based Roshni Media Group, a multi-media platform known for its award-winning coffee table books profiling accomplished global leaders from various fields and industries, will host its first-ever “Roshni Media Awards for Inspirational Achievers” gala on May 29 at New York’s Taj Pierre Hotel.

The event will recognize inspiring South Asians, and will include the launch of the Roshni Emerging Leaders 2015 coffee table book and the Roshni Global Leaders 2016 program featuring distinguished global leaders of South Asian origin.


“We are so excited to be partnering with the Consul General and various other amazing sponsors to bring the first Inspirational Achievers Awards of this kind to New York City,” said Dr. Rashmee Sharma, Roshni Media’s founder, at the Indian Consulate on Dec. 5. “Over the past 10 years, we’ve honored and interviewed so many incredible and inspirational people who serve as role models to the younger generation. We want to recognize them publicly for their achievements and contributions, as part of our mission to create global diversity awareness.”

Sharma and Roshni president Mani Kamboj announced the forthcoming awards ceremony at the consulate kickoff event, which was hosted by New York Consul General Dnyaneshwar Mulay. Among the prominent business, finance, fashion and entertainment industry leaders in attendance were designer Bibhu Mohapatra, banker Nandita Bakhshi, TV Asia chairman/CEO H.R. Shah, banker Kamesh Nagarajan, Indo-American Arts Council executive director Aroon Shivdasani, Ethan Allen Interiors chairman-president-CEO Farooq Kathwari, actress/TV personality Pooja Kumar Mathur, actress Poorva Bedi and actress Sheetal Sheth.

Renowned filmmaker Mira Nair is among the many esteemed South Asian individuals who have been honored by Roshni Media publications, others including Salman Rushdie and Fareed Zakaria.

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Apr 2015