In an endeavour to celebrate the success of women achievers, the Indian Women Achievers Award (IWAA) was recently organised at FICCI Auditorium in New Delhi. The event included an award ceremony, a musical programme by reality stars from Delhi and Mumbai, as well as a song and dance performance by national level professionals. Many prominent dignitaries, Members of Parliament, senior bureaucrats, police officers, senior media personalities, educationists, cultural figures, senior corporate executives and more than 400 socially aware citizens graced the occasion. Hepl3 NGO, DD vision and many other social organisations also assisted Lifeline to conduct this event.
Member of Parliament Shri Mahboob Ali Kaisar, MP Sri Mahesh Giri, Justice Rammurti, and many other dignitaries honoured 11 women and two males in a glittering musical evening organised by Lifeline, a non-governmental organisation (NGO). The event was organised to felicitate the Indian women achievers as part of their annual event of Lifeline. This is the first Indian Women Achievers Award (IWAA) which was provided to environmentalist of Kedar valley Susheela Bhandari, international fashion designer Sonia Gurnani, corporate project management expert Anandita Moitra, senior lawyer Joyti Singh, Skin specialist Dr Deepali Bhardwaj, social activist Juthika Banerjee, social worker Anjina Rajagopal, Supreme Court lawyer Reena Singh, entrepreneur Kashish Gupta, skill development activist CH Saritha, writer on women empowerment Rashmi Anand, film maker Ravinder Singh Rajawat and Devender Gupta of Ladli Foundation. Indian television star Rashmi Desai was also awarded for her special achievements in the field of film and entertainment. These awardees were selected from hundreds of nominations received by the organisers. Women belonging to the field of law and justice, development work, rural development work, medicine, education, art and culture have been recognised for their contributory work in their respective fields.
The gathering was enthralled with the mesmerising songs by renowned Assamese singing sensation Mandakini Bora, Bollywood and Punjabi singer Shankar Sahney and young singing star Kabul Rishi.
A jury of experts from different fields selected the winners of The Indian Women Achievers Award (IWAA) for their un matched achievements in the field of their expertise. The expert jury analysed their success stories for their inspirational value, contribution to society, path changing impact and struggle of nominated women against odds and adversity.
The selected women achievers were honoured by being presented a certificate and a memento by the Chief Guest and Member of Parliament Shri Mahboob Ali Kaisar, MP Sri Mahesh Giri, Justice Rammurti, and many other dignitaries at this award ceremony. The Ladli Foundation NGO was also be felicitated for their role in Emancipation and Empowerment of women. Ravinder Singh Rajawat was honoured for his women-centric and highly acclaimed film “Chuda ek Pratha.”
Lifeline has given a new dimension to Indian Women Achievers and integrated music with the empowerment of women. It is a society of real volunteers and I feel privileged to perform at this historical event of IWAA awards organised by Lifeline. Because of this selfless devotion and noble work of women empowerment, I have not charged a single rupee from Lifeline
– Shankar Sahney