Navigation Links
Eminent Members of Global and Indian Community to Celebrate Rolex Awards at Gala New Delhi Ceremony
Date:11/8/2012

NEW DELHI, November 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Erling Kagge, Vijay Amritraj, Nandita Das, Sir Magdi Yacoub, and Sylvia Earle to Attend

Five pioneering individuals who are winners of this year's Rolex Awards for Enterprise will be honoured at a prestigious event to be held in New Delhi on 27 November 2012. This marks the first time that luxury watchmaker Rolex has held the ceremony for the international philanthropic programme in India.

     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121109/573773)

     (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121109/573774

Eminent members of Rolex's global network will travel to India to recognize the work of these inspiring individuals: Sergei Bereznuk (Russian Federation), Barbara Block (United States), Erika Cuéllar (Bolivia), Mark Kendall (Australia) and Aggrey Otieno (Kenya) who have won Rolex Awards for projects ranging from marine research, revolutionary vaccine technology and tiger conservation.

Those from overseas will join ambassadors, members of the Indian government and ministries, industrialists, leaders of the corporate community and the film and cultural fraternity, to celebrate the Laureates and the spirit of enterprise that has driven their winning projects and that underpins India's success in the world today.

Luminaries scheduled to attend the event include Erling Kagge, the first person to reach the North and South Poles, and the summit of Mount Everest, and to walk to the South Pole alone. Widely recognized as the one of the greatest adventurers of our time, Kagge, a Rolex Awards 2006 Jury member, said, he connected with the spirit of the Rolex Awards - that of "reaching beyond yourself and the fact that everybody can find their own South Pole".

Vijay Amritraj, legendary Indian tennis champion, TV presenter, actor, and 2010 Rolex Awards Jury member, who will also be at the ceremony, said, "This prestigious event and award ceremony adds so much to India, and fosters greater insight into our potential as an emerging hub of proactive social change."

Also in attendance will be acclaimed human rights activist, actress and film-maker Nandita Das. "India is fast becoming an important destination for many events. It is a privilege to have Rolex host the Awards ceremony in India. I am sure this will further inspire many to pursue their endeavours for a larger good," said Nandita.

Subramanium Ramadorai, Vice Chairman, Tata Consulting Services, and 2012 Jury member, said that bringing the Rolex awards to Delhi in India for the first time would "ignite the minds of young people to innovate and explore beyond boundaries".

Among the other outstanding figures attending the event will be Sir Magdi Yacoub, the world's leading heart transplant surgeon and founder of the U.K. charity Chain of Hope; Anatoly Sagalevitch, Russian explorer, and world record holder for the deepest freshwater dive, who was also the pilot of the MIR submersibles, most famously to help film the wreck of the Titanic; and Sylvia Earle, American oceanographer, aquanaut and author who has been widely acclaimed for her work in exploration and environmental advocacy.

Rebecca Irvin, Head of Philanthropy at Rolex, said, "The Rolex brand has strong ties with India, as we have been operating in the country for nearly a half century. Rolex is coming to New Delhi to pay tribute to the spirit of enterprise driving this dynamic economy."

About the Rolex Awards for Enterprise:

The Rolex Awards for Enterprise (www.rolexawards.com) were established in 1976 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Oyster chronometer, the world's first waterproof watch. They were created to encourage individuals worldwide ready to take on major challenges to benefit humankind and the planet. The Rolex Awards and the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative comprise the two major international philanthropic programmes run by the Rolex Institute.

Primary Media Contact: Dhirendra Negi, dnegi@perfectrelations.com, 91-9818628096

Secondary Media Contact: Prachi Vats, pvats@perfectrelations.com, 91-9650609233


'/>"/>
SOURCE Rolexawards.com
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Polar Releases H7, a Preeminent Wireless Heart Rate Sensor with Bluetooth Smart
2. UBM Canon, the Global MedTech Authority, Announces Strategic Alliance with ITG Market Research, a Preeminent Industry Research Organization
3. First Warning Systems Receives Investment by Members of the Reno Angels and Local Investors
4. My Health Manager Users More Likely to Remain Kaiser Permanente Members
5. Breg, Inc. Renews Contract to Provide Orthopedic Products to OPGA Members
6. Generex Announces New Members of Antigen Express Scientific Advisory Board for the AE37 Breast Cancer Vaccine
7. Zimmer Launches Smartphone Comeback App Globally
8. Unilifes Bolus Injector Platform Targeted by Global Pharmaceutical Company for Use in Multi-Drug Program
9. Frost & Sullivan: Global Increase in Adoption of Real-Time Location Systems Depends on Technological Innovations
10. Rigel to Present at Jefferies 2012 Global Healthcare Conference in London
11. PAREXEL International To Present At Lazard Capital Healthcare Conference And Jefferies Global Healthcare Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , June 24, 2016 ... in healthcare decisions and regulators/payers have placed more ... this new environment, patient support programs in the ... support for patients, medications. Consequently, pharmaceutical companies are ... to ensure they are providing products and services ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... FRANCISCO, Calif. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... ), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for ... unmet needs, today announced the closing of its ... of common stock, at the public offering price ... in the offering were offered by GBT. GBT ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 Dublin ... addition of the " Global Markets for Spectroscopy ... This report focuses on the ... review, including its applications in various applications. The report ... includes three main industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women are ... with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate symptoms ... can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The specialists ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to ... Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to ... fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users ... - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 ... Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Beach, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... UCLA with Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of ... Diego and returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June ... a Bronze Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments ... of the 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):