GR8! Women Awards, 2012
GR8! Women Awards, 2012
Location: Bhavan’s Cultural Ground Andheri
- Vierendra Bhargav
A momentous initiative of GR8! Magazine, the 11th Kelvinator GR8! Women Awards, 2012 was held on 15th February ’12 at Bhavan’s Cultural Ground in Andheri. Entering the 2nd decade, this annual Event celebrates the glory of Indian Womanhood with rare razzle-dazzle and this time, too, it was done with great panache.
But above all that are the core concerns that lie behind these Awards! Over the years, these have fulfilled a huge lacuna concerning Women Achievers in the country. Today, Women are second to none and have made tremendous strides into all possible fields, but despite that their achievements have been rather frugally recognised.
There has hardly been an exclusive platform to accord recognition to the Women Achievers. This wrong has been redressed by the GR8! Women Awards!
The entire vision of awarding Women Achievers as well as the ‘beti’ movement is shared by Messrs. V N Dhoot, Pradeep Dhoot & Anirudh Dhoot, (Chairman, President and Director, respectively of the illustrious Videocon Group) and their Kelvinator has been sponsoring the ceremony for 5 years now.
Elaborating on this, Mr. Anirudh Dhoot says, "The Dhoot family is proud to be associated with the GR8! Women Awards for the 5th time in a row. It’s an honour to felicitate Women for their invaluable contribution in their respective fields. Moreover, this event is even more special since it supports the crusade against Female Foeticide called ‘beti’. I strongly believe that women are great at multitasking and balance their work and home life with equal lan. It’s an absolute privilege to salute these women and be a part of this great gathering!"
The Awards are also a platform for ‘beti’, a movement against Female Feticide. Dwelling upon it, Anu Ranjan (Editor, GR8!), stresses…"Both ‘beti’ and the ‘GR8! Women Awards’ have become synonyms of each other, today. While the Awards celebrate Female glory, ‘beti’ is a clarion call to protect the Female Foetus. And the sea of celebrities that we have had year after year has been instrumental in spreading awareness against playing havoc with the Gender-balance as created by Mother Nature by sex-selection in the womb! We have been relentless in this pursuit and would continue to be so to the last iota of our energy and effort!"
The Evening was attended by the creme-de-la-creme from all the segments of society…
GR8! GOLDEN LAUREL - MUSIC - Shamshad Begum
GR8! SCROLL OF HONOUR - Tabassum Govil
CINEMATIC EXCELLENCE in Acting - Juhi Chawla
CINEMA – Versatility in Acting - Vidya Balan
GR8! SCROLL OF HONOUR - Salma Sultan
THE GR8! SPECIAL MENTION FOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT - Ekta Kapoor
GR8! SPECIAL MENTION for Restoring Dignity to Women - Gulabi Gang
BANKING - Vishakha Mulye
JEWELLERY - Varuna D Jani
STYLE CONSULTANCY - Chhaya Momaya
BEAUTY & HEALTH CARE - Kiran Bawa
TELEVISION - Giaa Maanek & Rashmi Sharma
JOURNALISM - Anuradha Sengupta
ENTREPRENEUR - Anjana Reddy
FASHION - Pria Kataria Puri
GR8! SPECIAL MENTION - 'beti' - Varsha Deshpande
SOCIALSERVICES - Sehba Hussain
SPECIAL MENTION - SOCIAL SERVICE - Agnes Kharshiing
PERFORMING ARTS - Rama Vaidyanathan
SPORTS - Leena & Bhakti Sharma
MUSIC - Richa Sharma
YOUNG ENTERPRENEUR - Radha Kapoor
EDUCATION - Grace Pinto
SOCIAL SERVICE - LAW - WOMEN RIGHTS - Flavia Agnes