Press Release

Chennai, December 03, 2011
'Ascendas Excellence Award' celebrates its 5th anniversary recognizing 10 Special Young Achievers of Tamil Nadu
Ascendas & TNDAFC Honour Differently-Abled young achievers of the State

Ascendas, Asia’s leading business space provider, and Tamil Nadu Differently-Abled Federation Charitable Trust (TNDAFC), came together for the fifth consecutive year to give away the Ascendas Excellence Award 2011. The award ceremony held at Triple Helix Auditorium, CLRI Campus, Adyar, Chennai, felicitated differently – abled young achievers of Tamil Nadu.

The Award, comprising a trophy, a certificate and cash prize, was given away to ten young achievers (Children in the age group 10 – 17 years) from the State for their outstanding achievement in the fields of music, art, academic and sports. Initiated in the year 2007 as part of its community initiative, the Ascendas Excellence Award has over the years recognized the inherent talent of 65 special individuals, with the number reaching 75 this year.

The award ceremony was graced by Dr.K.Rosiah, His Excellency The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Mr.Chidambaranathan, President, Tamil Nadu Differently-Abled Federation Charitable Trust, Mr. Thomas Teo, Chief Executive Officer, Ascendas India Operations and Mr. Balaji V.V. Vice President and Head Ascendas Chennai and Coimbatore Operations.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Thomas Teo, CEO Ascendas India Operations, said “Ascendas Excellence Awards has become more than just an award. It has become a symbol of excellence where we celebrate special talents of some very special people. This year is even more special, since it’s our 5th successive celebration of the Award in partnership with TNDAFC. Ascendas is indeed proud to be associated with this award for the past five years and we once again wish to congratulate all past and current year’s winners.”

Ascendas in India
Ascendas is Asia's leading provider of business space solutions, renowned for quality infrastructure and lifestyle environments catering to businesses. In India, Ascendas develops IT Parks/SEZs, Integrated Developments, Built-to-Suit and Ready-Built Facilities. Starting with the landmark International Tech Park Bangalore (ITPB), Ascendas has since followed on its success with CyberPearl and The V in Hyderabad, and International Tech Park Chennai (ITPC), a JV with TIDCO. Ascendas is also developing International Tech Park in Pune (ITPP) and CyberVale, an IT Park within Mahindra World City in Chennai. Ascendas proposes to develop two Integrated Developments in Coimbatore and Gurgaon.

In June 2007, Ascendas launched the Ascendas India Development Trust (AIDT), a private development fund focusing on integrated property development projects. In August 2007, the Ascendas India Trust (a-iTrust) was launched as Singapore's first listed Indian property trust.
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