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 enc
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