Celebrating and felicitating women power, the sixth edition of the Aadhi Aabadi Women Achievers Awards 2014 was organised on 8 November at the Capital’s FICCI Auditorium. Bollywood Choreographer Saroj Khan, Indian Boxer L. Sarita Devi, Bollywood Actresses Himani Shivpuri and Divya Dutta, Social Activist Sumedha Kailash were among a host of awardees felicitated at the glittering ceremony.
Celebrating the glory of Indian Womanhood, it was a momentous endeavour by Aadhi Aabadi Awards committee that has few parallels in the country where it handpicks the most consummate women achievers of the country and confers honours on them. In the past, the Aadhi Aabadhi Women Achievers Awards galaxy has comprised names as MC Mary Kom, Rohini Hattangadi, Zarina Wahab, Nalini Kamalini and others.
These awards have been instituted to accolade exceptional service of current significance rendered by woman for the country.
It is expected that the recognition garnered by Aadhi Aabadi Women Achievers Award awardees will catalyze their efforts towards their respective field and they can be role models for the society. and encourage other women to follow suite.
The list of the awardees included Social Activist Kisan Chachi, TV Personality Anuradha Prasad, Shoe Designer Swati Mode, Women Rights Lawyer Sugandha Munshi, Oncologists Dr Bhawna Sirohi and Dr Tijendra Kataria, TV actors Shiju Kataria, Pooja Gor and Prachi Behrani, Singers Mandakini Bora and Benzy Film Critic Aruna Vasudev, Socialite Rita Gangwani and IAS officer Rita Menon.
The mood of the evening was electrified by the scintillating performance by Television Stars Richa Soni, Ekta Tewari and mind boggling comedy acts by the popular stand-up comedian Navin Prabhakar.