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Headline: 10th Annual Kelvinator GR8! Women Awards 2011
Year : 2011
Location : KINGDOM OF DREAMS, GURGAON, HARYANA
The Event
10th Annual Kelvinator GR8! Women Awards 2011
(Press release) post-event

It was a grand evening as stars descended on the picturesque Kingdom of Dreams to celebrate Shashi & Anu Ranjan's labour of love - the GR8! Women Awards 2011 -
Rani Mukherjee was wearing a sexy black ensemble piece that looked stunning on her petite frame - Raveena walked in with her hubby Anil Thadani firmly by her side - as woman after woman was awarded in this glittering extravaganza

Anu Ranjan's cause against female foeticide ‘beti’ was applauded by CM of Haryana Shri Bhupender Singh Hooda who said that Haryana has taken many preventive steps in reducing the male female imbalance.

Rani said "I endorse this wonderful cause called ‘beti’ and fully support this initiative. It feels great to share the stage with such incredible women achievers from all over the country. I am humbled by this honour to felicitate me as the actress of the decade. It is such a wonderful platform to honour women from different walks of life and bring them under the same roof"

Raveena added "I feel privileged to be part of the 10th anniversary celebrations especially because I was one of the lucky ones to be honoured in the first ever edition of the GR8! Women Awards back in 2002. It is heartening to see that the stage has become so huge and magnificent and so many women are being appreciated for work done in various aspects of society. Hope the canvas of GR8! and ‘beti’ grows even bigger in the next decade"


10th Annual Kelvinator GR8! Women Awards 2011
(Press release) –Pre-event

The 10th Annual Kelvinator GR8! Women Awards 2011, organized by Anu & Shashi Ranjan, was held on 7th Feb 2011 as a mega event at Kingdom of Dreams Gurgaon. Awards were given to women achievers from various fields in about 31 different categories including Sports, Lifestyle, Films, Entertainment, Medicine, Beauty, Fashion & Style, Law, Music Advertising, Corporate and Entrepreneur among others. There was also a special tribute to ‘beti’ - Anu Ranjan's campaign against female foeticide. Prominent politicians like Ambika Soni and Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda ji also graced the evening. The event will be telecast on 6th March on Sony TV.

Speaking on the occasion Anu Ranjan, Editor – GR8! Magazine said “The theme of ‘beti’ or campaign against female foeticide is central to the women awards held each year. This is the 10th year for our awards and only the second time we are in North India. It is truly a Pan India award with achievers from different regions being felicitated. We also initiated a short film contest on ‘beti’ last year, where people are requested to send messages against female foeticide in the the form of a 45 second film. Of these entries the best film is awarded a cheque of Rs. 1 Lakh and the video becomes part of the official documentary of ‘beti’.”

Shashi Ranjan, Publisher – GR8! Magazine added “"It is heartening to see that our initiative, which was the first of its kind when we started-out, has grown from strength to strength over the years. It has also become more meaningful with the social cause that we are promoting against female foeticide in the form of ‘beti’. I am glad that so many women achievers celebrities from different genres including very prominent politicians have participated in the event over the last 10 years. This kind of awareness truly makes this award a platform where being a woman is celebrated”.

Some of the awardees this year included Kareena Kapoor, Anuraddha Prasad, social activist Sunita Krishnan, Air Marshal. Padma Bandopadhyaya, Rashmi Uday Singh, Farah Khan Ali, Dr. Shikha Sharma, Raell Padamsee, Nicole Faria, Rina Dhaka, Vandana Luthra, Pony Verma, Raveena Tandon Thadani, (Lifetime) Nimmi Raza, Rani Mukherji, Mamta Sharma, Ambika Soni & Special Award - Bravery Anuradha Gautam – among others.

A bevy of personalities from the glam world, performed at the glittering ceremony. These included Rashami Desai, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Aashka Goradia, Suhasi Goradia, Gaurav Khanna, Jay Soni, Aamir Ali, Karan Wahi. The show was anchored by Manish Paul, Kavita Kaushik & Bharti Singh.
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Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award
Ms. Nimmi Raza
GR8! SCROLL OF HONOUR – POLITICS
Honourable Smt. Ambika Soni - Minister for Information & Broadcasting.
GR8! Scroll of Honour - Global Youth Icon
Kareena Kapoor
ACTRESS OF DECADE
Ms. Rani Mukherji
GR8! SPECIAL MENTION – SUPPORTING GIRL CHILD
Ms. Raveena Tandon Thadani
BEAUTY & HEALTHCARE
Ms. Vandana Luthra -Founder & Mentor, VLCC Group
DANCE
Ms. Pushpa Bhuyan
FINE ARTS
Ms. Piu Sarkar
MEDIA
Ms. Anurradha Prasad - Chairperson & Managing Director of B.A.G Films & Media Ltd
YOUNG ACHIEVER - SOCIAL SERVICES
Ms. Palak Muchhal
SOCIAL ACTIVIST
Dr. Sunitha Krishnan -General Secretary, PRAJWALA
GR8! SPECIAL MENTION, 2011
Air Marshal (Mrs) Padma Bandopadhyay -PVSM, AVSM, VSMDirector General Medical Services (Indian Air Force- Retd.)
GR8! SPECIAL MENTION, 2011
Ms. Alice Garg
CULINARY LITERATURE
Ms. Rashmi Uday Singh
SOCIAL SERVICE
Ms. Swati Ravindra Paradkar -President - Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lijjat Papad
JEWELLERY DESIGNING
Ms. Farah Khan Ali
YOUNG ACHIEVER - TELEVISION
Ms. Ulka Gupta
GR8! SPECIAL MENTION, 2011
Ms. Beroz N Vacha
HEALTH & FITNESS
Dr. Shikha Sharma
MEDICINE & HEALTHCARE
Dr Nandita Palshetkar- M.D, F.C.P.S, F.I.C.O.G. -Gynecologist & Infertility Specialist
FASHION DESIGNING
Ms. Rina Dhaka
GR8! Faces of The Year
Rashami Desai, Ratan Rajput and Hina Khan
CHOREOGRAPHY
Ms. Pony Verma
Music
Ms. Mamta Sharma
ANCHORING
Ms. Koel Purie Rinchet
THEATRE
Ms. Raell Padamsee
EDUCATION
Dr. Pratibha Jolly- Principal – Miranda House
BEAUTY
Ms. Nicole Faria -Pantaloons Femina Miss India Earth 2010 -Miss Earth 2010
SPORTS
Ms. Tejaswini Sawant
GLOBAL REPORTAGE
Ms. Suhasini Haidar
GR8! SPECIAL MENTION – BRAVERY
Ms. Anuradha Gautam
'beti' film contest winner
Amit Patkar, Krupa Kulkarni, Bhakti Kulkarni
ENTREPRENEUR – BUSINESS OF TELEVISION
Ms. Ritu Dhawan Sharma - Managing Director and CEO, India TV
Presenters
Hon. Chief Minister Haryana, Shri Bhupender Singh Hoodaji, Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Dr. Subbirama Reddy, Mr. Shashi Ranjan(Publisher-GR8! TV Magazine),
Mr. Pradeep Dhoot (President and Vice-Chairman, Videocon Industries, India), Mr. Rajeev Shukla , Mr. Anil Khera, Mr. Rajat Sharma, Mr. Viraf Sarkari ,
Ms. Asha Hooda ji, Ms. Rekha Purie, Ms. Anu Ranjan (Editor- GR8! TV Magazine), Mr. Gagan Sharma, Mr. Nandish sandhu , Mr. Dilip Cherian,
Rohit Agarwal (Joint Managing Director, Hello Basmati Rice), Ms. Shovana Narayan, Mr. Rajan Lal, Ms. Neelam Katara, Ms. Anushka Ranjan, Ms. Latika Khaneja , Mr. Yogesh Lakhani
Pradeep Verma (ED North Kryolan India), Mr. Mukesh Luthra
Headline: Petrochem Presents GR8! Women Awards, 2011 – Middle East
Year : 2011
Location : Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
The Event
Petrochem Presents GR8! Women Awards, 2011 – Middle East

India’s pioneering and prestigious ‘GR8! Women Awards’ went global today by opening up its Middle East chapter at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. These Awards are an initiative of Anu Ranjan and Shashi Ranjan under the aegis of their world’s first and India’s foremost TV Magazine – GR8!

Today, these are the premier most honours for Women Achievers in India since the last 10 years. During this decade, they have conferred honours upon the biggest of them, like the living legend Asha Bhosle, the renowned philanthropist Nita Ambani, the classical dance virtuoso Yamini Krishnamoorthy besides dazzling personalities like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sushmita Sen etc.

Over the years, this endeavour have received unqualified support from all across, including Union Ministers, Corporate Houses and Artistes like Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Shabana Azmi etc.

Now, the Awards have touched of a global interface through a ceremony of rare razzle – dazzle in Dubai. The whole event was awash with celebrities of all hues including Bollywood Stars. Their presence endorsed the uniqueness and the import of the event.

The Award ceremony was punctuated by sizzling acts by stars like Vivek Oberoi, Jacqueline Fernandez and Raveena Tandon. There were also thudding performances by big – ticket singers like Madhushree and Shailendra Singh.

And the Awardees comprised the distinguished likes of Afnan Rashid Al Zayani (Business), Dr. Houriya Kazim (Medicine & Helthcare), Saher Shaikh (Social Activism), Nayala Al Khaja (Directing) so on. The GR8! Scroll of honour was conferred upon Badria Al Mulla for Business!

There was also an Indian Touch to the recipients of GR8! Honours and thereby, Zeenat Aman was decorated for lifetime Achievement, besides citations also going to Alka Yagnik (Music), Khushboo Sunder (Indian Cinema South) et al!

Says Shashi Ranjan (Publisher, GR8!) ‘Threading a few Indian Awardees into the evening was of a paramount significance to us, because India bears a unique affinity to this region what with Bollywood Stars, films and Music holding such a great sway here. There is so much common between us and therefore this blend becomes not only most prudent, but also is the call of the hour!’

The GR8! Women Awards are also a platform for ‘beti’ a movement against Female Foeticide. Today another campaign against ‘Breast Cancer’ was also launched at the Ceremony. Elaborated Anu Ranjan (Editor, GR8!), ‘beti is our crusade against Female Foeticide’ and we have left no stone unturned in spreading awareness against it all across. This campaign against the scourge of Breast Cancer that we launched here, today, is our humble but determined effort to be of service to the society here!’

The evening was anchored by the most highly-regarded Star Kabir Bedi from India and the live-wire, Rahaf-Al-Tawi from Dubai.

Noble thoughts, dogged crusades, plush pageantry and above all a celebration of the glory of Womanhood in Dubai – the event had it all and more!



Images
Awards
BUSINESS
Ms. Afnan Rashid Al Zayani (President and Proprietor (Al Zayani Commercial Services S.P.C)
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Ms. Wafa Tarnowska - Regional Manager - Corporate Social Responsibility (DLA Piper’s
FASHION DESIGNING
Ms. Aiisha Ramadan
SPECIAL MENTION - HR & MANAGEMENT
Ms. Roma Andrews - Director – HR (Al Habtoor Motors LLC
PHILANTHROPY
Ms. Sarah Hashwani - Chairperson (Hashoo Foundation
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Ms. Zeenat Aman
INDIAN CINEMA – SOUTH
Ms. Kushboo Sundar
MUSIC - INDIA
Ms. Alka Yagnik
GR8! SCROLL OF HONOUR – BUSINESS
Ms. Badria Al Mulla -President - International Emirates Business Group (IEBG)
JOURNALISM
Ms. Lara Setrakian
LAW
Ms. Jayshree Gupta
SOCIAL ACTIVISM
Ms. Saher Shaikh -Founder and Director (Adopt a Camp)
MEDICINE & HEALTHCARE
Dr. Houriya Kazim - Medical Director and 1st female Specialist Breast Surgeon (Well Woman Clinic)
ENTREPRENEURSHIP - FASHION & LIFESTYLE
Ms. Sarah Belhasa
DIRECTING
Ms. Nayla Al Khaja
CINEMA - INDIA
Ms. Preity Zinta
Presenters
Mr. Shatrughan Sinha, Mr. Shashi Ranjan,
Ms. Anu Ranjan, Mr. Arjan Bajwa, Ms. Bhagyashree
Ms. Kiran Bedi, Mr. Yogesh Mehta
 
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