At the NRI of the Year Award 2016, Aishwaraya Rai Bachchan was conferred the honour of Global Indian of the Year.
Expressing her gratitude towards the award, Aishwarya, said “I am glad to have been chosen to be a feature film artist and a career woman. I have had so many opportunities, personally, professionally, socially”. The actress, 42, dedicated her award to her four year old daughter Aradhaya.
Altogether 17 individuals were given the awards under different categories such as – entrepreneur, professional, academics, arts & culture, philanthropy, special jury award, global icon of the year and India’s global icon award.
Tennis star Sania Mirza was also among the recipients of the award.
NRI of the year awards are open to NRIs, PIOs and OCIs and the award recognises outstanding achievements of the Indian diaspora globally.