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GR8! Women Awards

The 13th GR8! Women Awards 2014 were held in Hyderabad at the Park Hyatt Hotel on Sunday, March 23. The Gr8! Women Awards have been successfully presented in Mumbai for the past 12 years by Anu and Shashi Ranjan, as a charitable initiative for ‘BETI Movement’ (Anu Ranjan’s initiative for the girl child).

This year, it was decided that the event will be held in different parts of the country every year. This time, the organizers zeroed in on South India and for that Hyderabad (A.P) was chosen as the venue. Next year, it will be in another zone of India and this way, the awards ceremony will have the whole country in its spectrum of venues.

The Hyderabad event was supported by Dr. T. Subbarami Reddy (MP). This year 11 women achievers were felicitated in a glittering ceremony, that included a fashion show featuring Designer Barkha Shewakramani from Dubai, leading Indian television stars with film actors and celebrities from Hyderabad. The awards were interspersed with performances by singer Priyanka from Sydney.

Anu Ranjan, Founder - 'GR8! Women Awards' informed “The GR8! Women Awards are a coveted recognition of women of substance and the prestigious trophy that goes with the honor has been taken home by such distinguished women as Asha Bhonsle, Shelia Dixit, Nita Ambani, Aishwarya Rai, Rajshree Birla, Sushmita Sen, Medha Patkar, Mahashweta Devi, Yamini Krishnamurthy, Sonal Mansingh, Gayatri Devi and many more. For the last four years it has also been presented to women achievers of the Middle East in an elegant and exciting programme in Dubai that is attended by women from the top echelons of society and royalty. We are thrilled to be in Hyderabad to felicitate women achievers from this culturally rich city.

The categories under which the Women Achievers of Hyderabad have been selected this year include Art, Cinema, Science & Technology, Education, Social Service, Banking, the Culinary Arts, etc.

Gr8! Women Awards 2013! Winners:

Science & Technology - Dr Tessy Thomas

GR8! Golden Scroll of Honour - Ama Pema Jetsun

Social Welfare - Begum Bilkees I.Latif

Culinary Supremacy - Begum Mumtaz Khan

Fashion -Barkha Shewakramani

Sports -Saina Nehwal

Music - P.Susheela

Excellence In Versatility – Sridevi

South Cinema - Tamannah Bhatia