Pravasi Express Awards

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Pravasi Express Awards
Pravasi Express Awards.jpg
Pravasi Express Award in 2013
Awarded forExcellence in Community Service & Arts
CountrySingapore
Presented byPravasi Publications
First awarded2013

Pravasi Express Awards (PE Awards) was introduced in 2013 for appreciating personalities for their outstanding contributions to the society and also the admirable endeavour in their chosen field/profession. The awards are being overseen by Pravasi Publications from Singapore who publishes the Pravasi Express Newspaper.

History[edit]

Pravasi Express Chief Editor RajeshKumar presenting " Life Time Achievement Award 2013" to V. S. Achuthanandan

The first Pravasi Express Awards were presented on 4 August 2013 in a public function at Spring Auditorium, Singapore with over 400 guests. The Former Chief Minister of Kerala V. S. Achuthanandan was awarded the first Pravasi Express "Life Achievement Award" in the ceremony. The award ceremony was presided over by Ambassador-at-Large Gopinatha Pillai with the presence of famous Malayalam Lyrist Anil Panachooran and actor Unni Mukundan.[1][2]

The second edition of Pravasi Express Awards were presented during the third anniversary celebration of Pravasi Express held on 5 July 2014 at Nexus Auditorium, Singapore.The award ceremony was presided over by Ambassador-at-Large Gopinatha Pillai and famous singer Jayachandran has been awarded the "Life Achievement Award" for his contribution to music. National Award winner Priyamani has been awarded the "Youth Icon Award" and the award night turned out to be a memorable one by the musical performances of Jayachandran, Chandralekha, Ragesh Brahmanandan and Snehaja.

Awards[edit]

Pravasi Express awards are given to Indians from different part of the world, to honor their priceless contributions to the society and also the meritorious endeavour in their chosen field/profession. The awards cover different categories like social commitment, business excellence, contribution to Malayalee diaspora, arts and also to appreciate the emerging champions in all the categories. [3] [4] [5]

2018 Awards[edit]

Pravasi Express Awards 2018[6][7][8] were awarded in Pravasi Express Nite 2018 held at Kallang Theatre, Singapore with the honorable presence of Mr. Lee Hong Chuang BBM, Advisor Hougang Grassroot Organisation, Ambassador-at-Large Gopinatha Pillai, Pravasi Express Chief Editor Mr.Rajesh Kumar, National Film Award playback singer Ms.Vani Jayaram and Singapore Kairali Kala Nilayam secretary Mr.Basil Baby.

Veteran Playback Singer Vani Jayaram was honored with the Pravasi Express Life Time Achievement Award for her contribution to Indian film industry and Malayalam film actor Suraj Venjaramood was awarded with Pravasi Express acting Excellence Award for his meritorious contribution to Malayalam film industry . Award night was followed by musical extravaganza from Vani Jayaram and Film actor Suraj Venjaramood entertained the crowd with his outstanding comedy items. The young talents Abhijeet Kollam, Vaishnav Girish and Praseeda added more colors to the night with their melodic voices.

PE Life Time Achievement Award Vani Jairam, Playback Singer
PE Acting Excellence Award Suraj Venjaramood, Film Actor
PE Youth Icon Award Aishwarya Lekshmi, Film Actress
PE Vanitha Ratnam Award Annie Libu
PE BusinessExcellence Award Shera Thampi , Dowser Group
PE BusinessExcellence Award Phillip Michael , Y Axis
PE BusinessExcellence Award Prabhiraj Natarajan , Aris Group
PE Art and Culture Excellence Award MM Dollah
PE Social Excellence Award C M Ashhraf Ali , Malaysia
PE Award for Best Singer Abhijith Kollam

Special Categories[edit]

Other honorable award recipients were Jaleela Niaz(PE Special Awards -Excellence in Visual Arts) and Hema Malini(PE Special Awards -Excellence in Art & Culture).

2017 Awards[edit]

Pravasi Express Awards 2017[9] [10][11]were awarded in Pravasi Express Nite 2017 held at Holiday Inn, Singapore with the honorable presence of Kerala Minister for Culture and Law Mr. AK Balan, Singapore Indian High Commissioner Mr.Javed Ashraf and Pravasi Express Chief Editor Mr.Rajesh Kumar. Minister Mr. AK Balan presided over the function and also inaugurated the 60th year anniversary celebrations of Kairalee Kala Nilayam,Singapore. Veteran Film actor Madhu (actor) was honored with the Pravasi Express Life Time Achievement Award for his contribution to Malayalam film industry and Football Legend IM Vijayan was awarded with Pravasi Express Life Time Sports Excellence Award.

PE Life Time Achievement Award Madhu (actor), Film Actor
PE Life Time Sports Excellence Award IM Vijayan, Football Player
PE Malayalee Ratna Award Sohan Roy
PE BusinessExcellence Award Capt. Rajesh Unn, Synergy Group
PE Film Critic Award Vinu Mohan, Film Star
PE Youth Icon Award Rajisha Vijayan , Film Star

Special Categories[edit]

Other honorable award recipients were D Sudheeran (Literary Award), Shanta Rati (Dance Icon of Singapore), Sangeetha Nambiar (Women Empowerment) , Deivani (Community engagement) , Dr.V P Nair ( Health Care ) , Shilpa Krishnan Shukla (Women Achiever), Arun Sundar (Information Technology), Prajith Manikkoth (Young Achiever ), Stephan Samuel (Social Excellence), Mallika Girish Panicher (Performing Arts ) and Dr.Anitha Devi Pillai (Research Literature).

2016 Awards[edit]

Pravasi Express Awards 2016[12] were presented by Ambassador-at-Large Gopinatha Pillai in “Pravasi Express Nite-2016” held at Kallang Theatre on 6 August 2016. The event was preceded over by Pravasi Express Editor-in-Chief G Rajesh Kumar and K B Ganesh Kumar,film actor & Ex-Kerala Minister was the Guest of Honour. The award function was followed by a musical treat led by G Venugopal and drama by Singapore Kairalee Kala Nilayam, Singapore.

PE Life Time Achievement Award Daya Bai, Social Activist
PE Music Excellence Award G Venugopal, Singer
PE Media Excellence Award MP Shyam Kumar, Kerala Kaumudi, Kannur Unit Chief
PE Social Excellence Award Jayadev Unnithan
PE Youth Choice Award Parvathy Nambiar
PE Yuva Pravasi Award Shaji Philip

Special Categories[edit]

Pravasi Express Awards were also presented to Jayakumar Aravindakshan(Retail business), Sreenivas Kurupp (IT Business), Ashok Nair (Sports Excellence) and Gangadharan Kunnon (Community engagement) for their notable work in the respective fields.

2014 Awards[edit]

The awards[13] were presented by Ambassador-at-Large Gopinatha Pillai, Actress Priyamani, All Malaysia Malayalee Association president Ravindran Menon and other famous personalities from India and Singapore. The award categories are as follows:

PE Life Time Achievement Award Jayachandran, Famous Singer
PE Malayalee Ratna Award Tan Sri Datuk Ravindran Menon, Malaysia
PE Literary Award M.K Bhasi, Malayalam poet and writer, Singapore
PE Youth Icon of the Year Priyamani, National Award winner Actress
PE Vanitha Ratna Award Latha K Namboodiri, Krystal Group, Bangalore
PE Business Excellence Award Alexander Vadakkedam , India
PE Young Entrepreneur Award Reju Kumar, Singapore
PE Young Achiever Award Varun Chandran, Corporate360, Singapore.

Special Categories[edit]

Pravasi Express – Rising Star Award was given to outstanding Malayalee youngster in social, arts, sports or academics category. This award was given to Miss.Anjali George for her outstanding performance in contemporary art and creative paintings.

Editorial Excellence Awards[edit]

The winners of Pravasi Express – Editorial Excellence Awards 2014 are as follows:

PE Journalist of the year Basil Baby
PE Photojournalist of the year Lijesh Karunakaran
PE Special Award Ms.Chitra KrishnaKumar, Krishna Lal PV, Panayam Liju, MKV Rajesh and Venmony Bimalraj

2013 Awards[edit]

The awards were presented by Ambassador-at-Large Gopinatha Pillai, lyrist Anil Panachooran, actor Unni Mukundan and many other famous personalities in Singapore. The award categories is as follows:[14][15][16]

PE Life Time Achievement Award V. S. Achuthanandan, Former Chief Minister of Kerala
PE Literary Award Anil Panachooran , Malayalam film lyricist and poet
PE Youth Icon of the Year Unni Mukundan , Film Actor
PE Social Excellence Award P. K. Koshy , President Singapore Malayalee Association
PE Business Excellence Award Tony Vincent, Aratt Developers, Bangalore, India
PE Young Entrepreneur Award Ajith Kumar T, Singapore Coliseum, Singapore
PE Yuva Pravasi Award Syam Kumar Prabhakaran, Malayalam Educational Society, Singapore.

Special Categories[edit]

The award ceremony also witnessed the honoring of two eminent Malayalees in Singapore. Shekhari Varma, Maharaja of Palaghat and was a freedom fighter for Indian Independence. Dominic Puthucheary, founding member of the People Action Party in Singapore and Malayalee who participated in shaping of Singapore.

Pravasi Express – Rising Star Award was given to outstanding Malayalee youngster in social, sports or academics category. This award was given to Vishal Thaniyath, U-16 Football Player in Singapore S.League.

Editorial Excellence Awards[edit]

Pravasi Express – Editorial Excellence Awards was introduced to recognize individuals on their contributions in different news arena and the winners were as follows

PE Journalist of the year Basil Baby
PE Newspaper Feature Writer of the year Panayam Liju
PE Photojournalist of the year Nivesh Thekkarath
PE Special Award A.R Jose and Mr. Subu Iyer
Editorial contributions Ms Chitra Krishna Kumar and Ms Suchitthra Vasu

References[edit]

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  2. ^ V.S Achuthanandan Awarded Life Time Achievement Award. "Manorama Online".
  3. ^ Pravasi Express Awards 2013. "eMalayalee". eMalayalee.
  4. ^ Pravasi Express Award night held in Singapore. "Pravasi Express Online". Pravasi Express.
  5. ^ Pravasi Express Life Time achievement award given to VS. "DeepikaOnline". DeepikaOnline.
  6. ^ Janam TV. "Pravasi Express Awards 2018".
  7. ^ Pravasi Express Awards 2018. "Pravasi Express Awards 2018".
  8. ^ deepika.com. "Pravasi Express Awards 2018". Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  9. ^ "പ്രവാസി എക്സ്പ്രസ് 2017 അവാര്‍ഡുകള്‍ വിതരണം ചെയ്തു". Deshabhimani. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  10. ^ "2017 പ്രവാസി എക്‌സ്പ്രസ് അവാര്‍ഡുകള്‍ വിതരണം ചെയ്തു". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Winners of Pravasi Express awards 2017". www.paravasiexpress.com.
  12. ^ PravasiExpress (12 August 2016). "PravasiExpress Awards 2016". Pravsi Express. Pravsi Express. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  13. ^ Pravasi Express Awards 2014. "youtube.com".
  14. ^ Introduction to Pravasi Express Awards. "Introduction to Pravasi Express Awards".
  15. ^ YouTube. "V. S. Achuthanandan Award Ceremony".
  16. ^ PravasiExpress. "Award Ceremony Pictures". PravasiExpress NewsPaper. Retrieved 1 February 2014.

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