CNN-News18 Indian of The Year 2022 Updates: Olympic Champion Neeraj Chopra Wins IOTY Award This Year – News18

  • October 12, 2022

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Last Updated: October 12, 2022, 17:02 IST
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CNN-News18 Indian of the Year 2022 Updates: Several personalities such as Allu Arjun, Neeraj Chopra, Yogi Adityanath, and Marimuthu Yoganathan among others were on Wednesday honored with CNN-News18 Indian of the Year 2022 awards in their respective categories for their achievements that made the country proud worldwide. CNN-News18, the country’s no.1 English general news channel, returned with its 12th edition of the Read More
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Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday received the CNN-News18 Indian of the Year 2022 award in politics. Unable to attend the function, the chief minister thanked the people of his state for believing in him by bringing the BJP to power for a second time following the assembly elections earlier in the year. Read More
Sridhar Vembu and Tony Thomas, co-founders of Indian multinational technology company Zoho Corporation were announced as the winner of the CNN-News18 Indian of the Year 2022 Award for the ‘Start-ups’ category on Wednesday. Presenting the award to Zoho co-founder Sridhar Vembu at the ceremony in Delhi, Union Minister Piyush Goyal called him as one of the finest entrepreneurs India has ever produced. Read More
Tennis icon Sania Mirza got emotional as she recounted her journey while receiving the Outstanding Achievement CNN-News18 Indian of the Year (IOTY) 2022 Award on Wednesday. A six-time Grand Slam winner, former doubles World No. 1 and the highest ranked Indian female singles player at number 27, Mirza, the inspirational global icon, has announced her retirement from a career spanning decades. Read More
Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra was on Wednesday awarded the CNN-News18 Indian of the Year for 2022.
Actor Ranveer Singh has been honoured with Outstanding Achievement award at the CNN-News18 Indian of The Year 2022 awards function. He was felicitated the award by former skipper and 1983 World Cup winner Kapil Dev.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath won CNN-News18 Indian of The Year 2022 award in politics category.
Tennis player Sania Mirza has been honoured with Outstanding Achievement Award in sports at CNN-News18 Indian of The Year 2022 event.
“Feels great to see youngsters take up athletics. It is a special feeling,” said Neeraj Chopra on being the youth icon, how he handles stress in times of crisis, and his favorite movie.
Olympic gold-medal winning javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has won CNN-News18 Indian of The Year 2022 award in sports category.
Philanthropist Kulsum Shadab Wahab has been given a ‘Special Mention’ award for working with survivors of acid attacks.
#IndianOfTheYear 2022: 'Special Mention' award goes to Kulsum Shadab (Hothur Foundation) philanthropist on a quest to alter the perception of mainstream fashion
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“Whoever starts as a bus conductor in Tamil Nadu becomes famous,” said Union Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on a lighter note, as he presented the CNN-News18 Indian of the Year 2022 award in climate warrior category to Marimuthu Yoganathan on Wednesday. The minister called Marimuthu “Rajinikanth of Climate Change”. Like Marimuthu, Rajinikanth, too, was a bus conductor in Tamil Nadu. Read More
Actor Sonu Sood has been awarded Special Achievement award for his social work.
“India’s strength lies in its diversity,” said blockbuster film Pushpa star Allu Arjun as he received the CNN-News18 Indian of The Year 2022 award in the entertainment category.
Eco-activist Marimuthu Yoganathan, known for planting over 3 lakh saplings in the last 37 years using his own money, on Thursday was announced as CNN-News18’s Indian of the Year 2022 Award for Climate Warrior by Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. The nominees for the Climate Warrior category were: Jadav Payeng, Jamuna Tudu, Marimuthu Yoganathan, Prasiddhi Singh and Sumaira Abdulali. Climate Warrior is a new category that has been added this year to honour individuals who are working on impactful and sustainable change. Read More
#IndianOfTheYear 2022: The award in #Entertainment category goes to: #AlluArjun (@alluarjun)
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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has presented CNN-News18 Indian of The Year 2022 award in social change category to Dr Shankare Gowda.
Union Minister Smriti Zubin Irani today presented CNN-News18 Indian of the Year 2022 award in entertainment category to Allu Arjun.
Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat presented CNN-News18 Indian of the Year 2022 award in climate warrior category to Marimuthu Yoganathan.
Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has reached the venue to attend CNN-News18 Indian of The Year 2022 awards ceremony.
#IndianOfTheYear: Filled with the melody of joy, folk singer Mame Khan (@MameKhanMusic) performs at the CNN-News18 Indian of The Year 2022 awards ceremony
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Several union ministers attended the ceremony and presented the awards to Allu Arjun in the entertainment category, Marimuthu Yoganathan in the climate warrior category, Neeraj Chopra in the sports category, Yogi Adityanath in the politics category and Dr Shankare Gowda in the social change category.
Actor Sonu Sood has been awarded Special Achievement award for his social work. Tennis player Sania Mirza has been honoured with Outstanding Achievement Award in sports at CNN-News18 Indian of The Year 2022 event.
The ceremony was attended by Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar as the Chief Guest. The event was also attended by celebrated personalities like Sania Mirza and Sonu Sood. Renowned folk and sufi singer Mame Khan set the stage on fire with his spectacular live performance.
Here is the list of the several personalities who were nominated in this year’s awards:
Social Change: Asha Workers, Dr Shankare Gowda, Hemkunt Foundation, Raju Kendre, Tajamul Islam
Climate Warrior: Jadav Payeng, Jamuna Tudu, Marimuthu Yoganathan, Prasiddhi Singh, Sumaira Abdulali
Entertainment: Alia Bhatt, Allu Arjun, Kartik Aaryan, Team RRR, and Vivek Agnihotri
Sports: Achanta Sharath Kamal, Lakshya Sen, Neeraj Chopra, Nikhat Zareen, R Praggnanandhaa
Startups: Falguni Nayar (Nykaa), Alakh Pandey and Prateek Maheshwari (PhysicsWallah), Sriharsha Majety (Swiggy), The Kamath Brothers (Zerodha), Sridhar Vembu and Tony Thomas (Zoho)
Sharing his thoughts on this ceremony of global repute, Zakka Jacob, Managing Editor, CNN-News18, had said, “Indian of the Year has amassed national and global acclaim because of the domains it has been exploring and the stalwarts it has been recognising since its inception. It delights me to state that we are building upon our legacy and adding new categories to chart the all-encompassing advancement of India in the global arena. Underscoring Indian excellence across six categories, we look forward to a ceremony full of brilliance this time.”
“CNN-News18 has always provided a stellar repertoire of content across all formats. Distinguishing news over noise, we have aided our viewers with exhaustive information and perspectives,” said Smriti Mehra, CEO – Business Cluster, Network18. “Celebrating the stint of being the No. 1 English General News Channel, we take great pride in our marquee property Indian of the Year. We wish all the very best to our esteemed nominees.”
Over the years, the award recipients have included the likes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cricketer Virat Kohli, Indian women’s cricket team, NGO stop acid attacks, chess grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand, music composer AR Rahman, former PM Manmohan Singh, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi, boxer-politician MC Mary Kom, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
CNN-News18 Indian of the Year 2022 has RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group as the Presenting Partner and Reliance Industries as the Co-Presenting Partner.
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