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Sonu Nigam wins 21st Century Icon Award in UK

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London: Popular Bollywood playback singer Sonu Nigam has been honoured with the Magnificent Performing Arts Award at the annual 21st Century Icon Awards in London. Nigam was among a host of winners across a range of categories at a gala awards ceremony last week, devised as a celebration of dynamic entrepreneurs and successful individuals chosen from hundreds of nominations from around the world.

Over 700 Nominations were received and the Nomination Panel narrowed the Nominations to 44 Finalists. The Panel of Judges met at the London Stock Exchange on 19th August 2019 and decided on 18 winners. Finalists came from 22 countries-UK, India, USA, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Egypt, Tanzania, Columbia, Russia, Turkey, Germany, France, Sri Lanka, Serbia, China, Belgium, Trinidad and Tobago, Romania, Korea, Ukraine and Ghana.

“I am truly humbled to be chosen for this award. The nominations were from 22 different countries and it means a lot to me that I was the one chosen for this honour,” Nigam said in his acceptance speech ahead of the ceremony as he was engaged with his UK concert tour at the time.

Charlotte Crosswell, CEO of Innovate Finance UK, who won the Specialist Professional Award; Asha De Vos, Marine Biologist, Ocean Educator and Pioneer Blue Whale Research within the Indian Ocean,  were in the list who won the Inspirational Icon Award.

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Fight against COVID-19 : Bhumi pednekar supports anti spitting campaign

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Bollywood Actress Bhumi Pednekar has urged all to fight the COVID-19 pandemic through an anti-spitting campaign. She said, “We have to defeat coronavirus and everyone has to join hands. Leave the habit of spitting. We have to save the country. Currently, our country is under the threat of corona and the fatal disease spreads even by spitting,”.

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She added, “We all came together to get associated with the toilet campaign and pledged to make the country clean. Similarly, let”s pledge to make the country corona free, by avoiding to spit here and there.”

Bhumi has recently come out with a campaign titled ”One Wish For The Earth” for World Environment Day, on June 5.

Several Bollywood personalities like Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar have supported the initiative.

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