Mrs Ratan Kaul and Aruna Oswal celebrated the spirit of being a woman with International Women’s Day Awards

5th March 2018, New Delhi – Le Meridian Hotel

Mrs Ratan Kaul and Aruna Oswal hosted the “International Women’s Day Awards” on 5th March 2018 at Le Meridian hotel. This is a much anticipated calendar event in New Delhi in its 11th edition which is a celebration of womanhood in all its myriad facets.

8th March every year is observed worldwide as International Women’s Day keeping in mind the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The event in the capital celebrated Women’s Day by awarding women achievers from different genres of life who have set an example for women across the globe by gaining expertise in their respective fields, while at the same time providing a solid platform for people willing to join a similar profession.

The event  hosted by Mrs Ratan Kaul and Aruna Oswal In association with Sun Foundation is one in a series of hi profile events showcasing the diverse culture, art, literature that our capital city has to offer for the discerning aesthete! The curator of the event was Shilpa Raina Wahal.The award presentation was preceded by Panel discussion on “The Idea of India –Brand India & my contribution to it”

On this occasion Mrs Ratan Kaul commented, “This celebration recognizes and praises the indomitable spirit and courage shown by women across fields who have excelled and achieved their aim by fighting all the odds. Our platform is enthused to recognize achievers by making an effort to keep that spirit up by rewarding them.”

Ms Aruna Oswal, the co-host of the event said, “I feel that womanhood needs to be celebrated more than anything else in today’s day and age. Celebrating and awarding proficient women through the platform of the International Women’s Day Awards is just another opportunity to appreciate the remarkable contribution of women to our society.”

Shilpa Raina Wahal the chief curator of the event commented “We at International Women’s Day want to recognize celebrate and felicitate the ‘Superwomen’ who are shattering all the stereotypes and conventional moulds and are managing everything single handedly, straddling many domains ….the home / the workplace “.

Guests of Honour

Padma Vibhushan Dr. Sonal Mansingh

Dr. Shashi Tharoor

Padma Shri VS Sahney

Ms. Nishtha Satyam (Officiating Country Director UN Women)

Kalyani Chawla

Bina Ramani

List of Awardees

DG FICCI Ambika Sharma

Former Indian Women Cricket Team Captain Anjum Chopra

Entrepreneur Ankita Aggarwal

Culinary diplomat Christine Samandari

Entrepreneur Harjinder Kaur

Classical Singer Meeta Pandit

Entrepreneur Nidhi Sharma

Jewellery Designer Pooja Vaswani

Interior designer Punam Kalra

Rajiee Shinde

Singer Meenu Bakshi

Author Rita Gangwani

Designer Ritu Beri

Beauty Expert Samantha Kocchar

Sita Raina

Shrishti Kaur

Social Activist Sumedha Bahuguna


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