The 5th Edition of Times NOW & ICICI Bank NRI of the Year Awards to unveil state of the art trophy designed by Poonam Soni

Following the reverberating success of the past 4 editions, Times NOW & ICICI Bank returns with the 5th edition of the prestigious NRI of the Year Awards 2018 powered by Global Indian International School (GIIS), to salute the winning spirit of the global Indian. NRI of the Year Award, recognises the achievements and contributions of global Indians from different walks of life. Adding to the glory and celebrations this year, a unique trophy has been specially designed by India’s celebrated jewellery designer Poonam Soni.

Symbolizing success, the trophy has been brought to life using crystal, denoting purity and positivity, with a platinum finish that makes the statue the epitome of power. The trophy depicts a winner with one leg forward signifying continuous advancement and a globe that represents unlimited world power. Regarded as a pioneer of bespoke jewellery in India, Poonam Soni has been creating unique, extraordinary and exquisitely handcrafted jewellery pieces over the last three decades. Each of her pieces are works of art that have stories to tell. It is her artists’ eye for colour, detail and imagination that she has brought to the vision for this year’s trophy.

The trophy will be unveiled at the Times NOW & ICICI Bank NRI of the Year Awards 2018 to be held in Mumbai on July 11, 2018 at Grand Hyatt.


TIMES NETWORK is part of India’s largest media conglomerate, The Times Group. It houses upscale brands including: TIMES NOW – India’s No. 1 English News channel; ET NOW – India’s leading English Business News channel; MIRROR NOW – the second English General News channel which is considered to be the gold standard of Impact Journalism; MOVIES NOW and MOVIES NOW HD – India’s leading English Movies channel; MN+ – The gold class of Hollywood; Romedy NOW and Romedy NOW HD – a unique destination for Love and Laughter; zoOm – India’s No. 1 Bollywood channel and the latest addition to the English Entertainment Cluster is MNX and MNX HD – The channel that brings the next level of Hollywood entertainment to India. The network delivers segmented and differentiated content under one umbrella. It informs, entertains and engages over 100 million urban affluent viewers in India and is available in over 100 countries across the globe.

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