Thursday, March 13, 2014

Felicitating Women Power

While the International Women's Day might just have been a day's affair of celebration of womanhood, we at Allwhatshewants not just celebrated it but also felicitated the women power in the capital recently.

Mrs Ratan Kaul, Vice President, Indian council for UN Relations Presenting the Bouquet to
Hon'ble Chief Guest Dr. Najma Heptulla
It was a beautiful evening at the plush hotel Le Meredien in New Delhi this week, when Indian Council for UN Relations, in association with, Skin & HAir Clinic by dermatologist Dr. Deepali Bhardwaj, and French Touch Travel celebrated International Women's Day Awards 2014, presented by Fortis La Femme.
Lighting the Ceremonial Lamp...

The event witnessed the presence of eminent women from various lifestyle and corporate fields who decided to put their best foot forward during the event. ICUNR has been into the welfare of the society for the last two decades, and has been doing Award events. This was for the first time the organization joined hands with AWSW.

Hon'ble Dr. Najma Heptullah, the former Deputy Chairperson, RajyaSabha, and the Vice President for BJP, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest for the special day. While Padma Vibhushan Dr. Sonal Mansingh, Dr. Kiran Mehra Kerpelman, Director, UNIC and social worker Sara Pilot were the Guests of Honor for the event, Philanthropist Mrs. Aruna Oswal was the Special Guest for the evening.
Dr. Najma's Power Packed Speech During the Occasion...
Dr. Blossom Kochhar Receiving the Award,
for her Contribution in the Beauty Industry...
The evening commenced with dia lighting, a special Indian ritual that indicates the invocation of almighty, followed by a beautiful Saraswati recitation by Hindustani classical singer Dr. Kumud Diwan. Post the formal and inaugural speeches by the eminent women on the dais (It was a women-only dias), there began the felicitation of women achievers.

Well-known names from the Indian lifestyle, corporate, media, political, and social industries were awarded and recognized for their contribution to their respective fields, along with their welfare approach towards the society, especially women.

Journalist turned politician Shazia Ilmi, internationally acclaimed beauty veteran Shahnaz Husain's daughter, author Nilofer Currimbhoy, Educationist Sheetal Ansal, beauty veteran Dr. Blossom Kochhar, fashion veteran Anju Modi, Dr. Kumud Diwan, makeup expert Vidya Tikari, wellness entrepreneur Leher Sethi, socialite and entrepreneur Ramola Bachchan, awarded print journalist Shalini Singh, corporate expert and entrepreneur Priya Jain of Luxor Group, Sunayana Chibba and the special guest Aruna Oswal were the names who were felicitated with lovely trophies and loads of gifts.
Awardees With Mrs Reeta Khanna of Indian Council for Human Relations!
The event saw a wonderful gathering of women. While the evening was all about women, it couldn't have been a successful affair without the special supporters for the event. Fortis La Femme was not just the presenter of the awards, but their Regional Director Dr. Dilpreet Brar marked her presence for this special occasion. Well-known fashion brand KAZO came on board to support the event, by offering it's gift vouchers to all the Awardees and the organizers. the new entrant in the fresh and handmade beauty industry VERT, which is headed by a woman only, named Anupama Malhotra, whole-heartedly offered it's beautiful gift hampers not just to the eminent names on the dais and the awardees, but also to the entire guests for the evening.

It sure was a beautiful evening, which finally culminated over a fabulous hi tea, organized by Le Meridien, the venue partner for the event. Women were seen enjoying the lavish pastries, kababs and sandwiches over some casual net-working... and of course lots of chats!!

And, for Allwhatshewants it was a happy association indeed!! Thanks ICUNR...


  1. The sarees they have worn is of silk for sure.

  2. looking gorgeous in silk sarees

  3. Indian sarees looks gorgeous in every occasion

  4. India is a country where we need women empowerment most :)

  5. Nice to know that such events are taking place

  6. Looking good - nice to know about the event


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