The bank launched in the UK in 1921 and currently has seven offices in the UK, including its head office in London and a branch network across Birmingham, Harrow, Leicester, Manchester and Southall. This number will increase to 12 by March 2012.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Anil Arora, Head of Customer Services of State Bank of India UK stated:
‘We are really excited to come on board and support this project. The Lebara Mobile UK AMA’s 2011 is one of the most awaited events in the Asian entertainment industry. There will undoubtedly be some incredibly talented artists nominated for the ‘Best Video’ category and we are delighted to be a part of celebrating the winner’s success, and the success of the show as a whole.’
The Lebara Mobile UK AMAs will be held on 10th March 2011, and hosted by BBC Radio 1 and BBC Asian Network presenter, Nihal and stunning singer and BBC One’s Waterloo Road actress, Karen David.
The gala night promises to showcase of some of the finest British Asian talent with exclusive performances throughout the night, some special treats lined up for all fans of the music scene and a host of celebrity guests and sponsors.
Fans will be able to purchase tickets to the main event from www.chillitickets.com and join a host of star performers, presenters and celebrities to celebrate the achievements of UK Asian music.
Voting for each of the categories is now open to the public via the official website www.theukama.com. Voting closes at midnight on 21st January 2011.