NDTV’s Coverage of Colombo Fashion Week as part of Celebrate Colombo wins Indian Television Academy Award

NDTV’s coverage of Colombo Fashion Week as part of showcasing fashion during the creative festival, Celebrate Colombo by So Sri Lanka has won at the prestigious Indian Television Academy Awards, making it a milestone win for NDTV.

NDTV covered the Celebrate Colombo creative festival in a 30-minute prime time special to showcase the vibrant arts, fashion, tourism and culture of Sri Lanka, an in particular the hospitality and resilience of Sri Lankans to come together and organize a creative festival of this magnitude.

NDTV Anchor, the inimitable Ms. Ambika Anand, won the Indian Television Academy Award for Best Fashion & Lifestyle Show for her coverage of CFW’s Celebrate Colombo by So Sri Lanka creative festival. Celebrate Colombo brought together Sri Lanka’s creative industries in Art, Fashion, Food and Music/Film to showcase Sri Lanka as a vibrant and lively city and attract tourists back to the island post the unfortunate events in April 2019.

“It’s an honour that NDTV selected the tourism event Celebrate Colombo by So Sri Lanka & the fashion platform Colombo Fashion Week as their entry for the Indian Television Academy Awards. We are thrilled that our showcase of Sri Lankan creative industries of art, fashion, music and film touched so many and won in the category of Best Fashion & Lifestyle Show. Our congratulations go to Ambika and the NDTV team for winning this award,” said Mr. Ajai Vir Singh, Founder & Managing Director of Colombo Fashion Week.

Commenting on the accolade, NDTV Anchor, Ms. Ambika Anand stated, “The creative energy of Sri Lanka that aimed to get over the attack was palpable in the various activities across the city. Colombo was so vibrant and emotional that it beckoned us to tell an award-winning story.”

The Indian Television Academy Awards is India’s premier television awards platform. NDTV is a pioneer in India’s news television and digital journalism space. Founded in 1988 by Radhika Roy and Prannoy Roy, NDTV is today the most watched, credible and respected news network in India.