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Fempowerment puts focus on unsung heroes

DNMUM314715 | 9/2/2014 | Author : dna correspondent | WC :356

Into the limelight | Star-studded award ceremony witnesses women from various walks of life emerge as winners

Celebrating and acknowledging the empowerment of women in India, Molecule Communications (Mumbai and New York) held its second edition of the Fempowerment Women Achievers' Awards at Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA).
The awards honour distinguished women across 14 categories, including science, entrepreneurship, sports, art, education, corporate & entertainment, and special recognition to a man by women.
The jury comprising eminent personalities, including the chairman of Essel Group of Companies, Subhash Chandra, selected the winners in each category based on nominations from across the nation.
The evening saw distinguished guests from all walks of life. Winners like Anuradha Pal, Lina Tipnis, Renutai Gavaskar, Lina Ashar, Kaamna from SOL and Dipika Pallikal remained the centre of attraction. Pallikal specially requested former captain of Indian women's cricket team Miss Diana, who is a Padmashri and Arjuna awardee, to receive the award on her behalf. Another winner, Namita Gokhale wanted Fempowerment founder Kiren Shrivastav to receive the award on her behalf as she was touched by the fact that at Fempowerment Awards, accolades are given to real winners. Suzanne Khan was among various distinguished guests who attended the awards ceremony.
With solo, heartwarming performance by singer Mitali Singh (of Bhupi-Mitali fame) followed by Shruti Pathak's Guzzler's concert along with a jugalbandi between both entertained the audience. A fashion show by designer Jaya Misra was a visual delight. Singer Karan Oberoi dedicated a special song to women on this occasion, along with stand-up comedian Sorabh Pant's special video screening of 'I am not a woman', his act and his impromptu one-on-one with Kiren Shrivastav made it an evening to remember.
Speaking on the occasion, Shrivastav said: "To start with, it's a great feeling that not only our process and credibility is what everyone respected the awards for; considering the jury panel and winners, people truly enjoyed the awards night as it was immaculate with complete entertainment and a blend of all elements. Today, with the awards, we are going even further in our quest to make a difference.
Fempowerment Awards bring unsung heroes to the forefront and help victims of mishaps get jobs and become self sufficient.

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