Mumbai: Actress and international fashion icon, Sonam Kapoor, was conferred with the award for “Youth Icon of the Year- Female” at the Yuva Awards 2015, that honor the most promising young faces of the nation!
India TV ‘s Yuva awards are given away every year to youth icons who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in their respective fields. The awards were divided into six categories: politics, sports, music, films, television and business.
The nominations have been made through a stringent process involving recommendations by the editorial board, followed by a stratified research by a research partner C-Voter & subsequently decided upon by the grand jury led by Sarod maestro Ustaad Amjad Ali Khan. Other noted personalities on the jury included Prasoon Joshi, Vandana Luthra, Prof. Pushpesh Pant and India TV Chairman & Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma.
Speaking about the awards, Ritu Dhawan, Managing Director & CEO of India TV said: “It is these young achievers of our nation who will most certainly be amongst those who will lead our country to greater heights in the near future. These rising stars, despite their young age, are the shining icon of Gen Y. Yuva Awards is a humble attempt by India TV to encourage the spirit of excellence and inspire fellow Indians.”
On the occasion said Sonam Kapoor, “It is a huge honor to receive this award and with this recognition comes a huge responsibility.I hope to live up to the title”.