Bengaluru: Namma Bengaluru Awards (NBA) is back again with the trust launching its 11th edition of the 'Namma Bengaluru Awards 2020' (NBA2020) for the unsung heroes, who have strived to make Bengaluru a better city to live in.

These awards are a way to thank the relentless efforts of those real heroes who work in the background to make India's Silicon City a better society.

The awards stepped into its 11th edition as it has successfully portrayed every story which has been an inspiration in its own way and has also enthused several other concerned citizens to work towards the welfare of our city, your city!

NBA has gone completely online! Nominations for the awards was kick-started by the students of colleges who are Rising Stars of our city. Citizens can hereby nominate extraordinary Bengalureans on www.nammabengaluruawards.org under the following categories latest by January 31, 2020:

1.       Namma Bengalurean of the Year

2.       Rising Star of the Year

3.       Media Person of the Year

4.       Social Entrepreneur of the Year

5.       Government Official of the Year

Apart from these awards, NBA Trust has decided to Introduce 'Lifetime Achievement' award to the person who has strived all his/her life for the city. Eminent jury comprising 16 well-revered Bengalureans will be involved in the process starting today. The winners will be announced at a gala event on March 28th, 2020.

The Awards have seen over 2,80,000 nominations, and a total of 93 awardees over the last ten years.

Brand Ambassador Ramesh Aravind said, "It's always the little things that matter the most. Whether for our loved ones or for the greater good. Working on causes that affect one and all creates a big impact on the society at large. It is endearing to see how people go beyond their means to help others live hassle-free lives. NBA is such an initiative to recognise and reward these ordinary people who perform extraordinary acts and strive relentlessly to improve the society in their own small ways.

Log on to www.nammabengaluruawards.org and help us identify and nominate these unsung heroes who continue to work tirelessly for this city and its people."

Nominations received will be duly audited in February 2020. Based on certain criteria of assessment, the jury will deliberate on the nominations and shortlist 5-6 people per category. Those who make the cut will be invited for a personal interaction with the jury, following which the final winner will be decided. The winners' names will be revealed on March 28, 2020.