NSW Premier’s Indian Subcontinent Community Awards
The Annual Premier’s Indian Subcontinent Community Awards recognise the long standing relationship between NSW and members of the Indian Subcontinent Community. The Indian Subcontinent community has a long history in NSW and has resided in and contributed to the development of NSW since the 1800s. The Awards have been established to acknowledge the work of individuals, organisations and business in promoting and contributing to economic relations, cultural exchange, community service and harmony.
The Awards will be presented each year by the Premier of NSW. Winners will receive a certificate and official citation. Members from any ethnicity of the diverse Indian Subcontinent Community including Indian, Bangladeshi, Nepalese, Pakistani and Sri Lankan backgrounds are eligible for nomination under the following five categories:
Trade and Industry
This award recognises an individual who has achieved outstanding success in fostering economic relations between NSW and the Indian Subcontinent in any industry sector.
Arts and Culture
This award acknowledges the achievements of an individual who has enhanced the cultural and artistic life of NSW through the promotion of cultural understanding, information exchange and artistic endeavours between NSW and Indian Subcontinent Community.
This award recognises the contribution and achievement of an individual or organisation in facilitating and promoting social cohesion and understanding between members of the communities of the Indian Subcontinent and broader community in NSW.
This award acknowledges the contribution of an individual from within the Indian Subcontinent Community for exceptional service to the people of NSW. This may include, but is not confined to, services in health, settlement, social and welfare, aged, disability and youth.
This award will honour an individual who has provided outstanding volunteer service over an extended period of time. This service will be through either direct contribution by the individual or by enabling others to provide community service. These contributions shall have had a significant impact on the social or cultural well being of the Indian Subcontinent Community in NSW.