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Exceptional Women Achievers Award 2014 of Maharashtra

Y. B Chavan Auditorium, Nariman Point, Mumbai

Golden Maharashtra Development Council (GMDC) & FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) felicitated ‘Exceptional Women Achievers’ of society in a colorful ceremony on 15th March, 2014 at Y B Chavan Centre, Mumbai.

The award ceremony commenced with the Ganpati Vandana and the specially created EWA Theme song by the dance troupe from entertainment industry. The Awards were intertwined with dance performances from entertainment industry. Achievements of Award recipients were highlighted through a specially made audio-visual film made on each one of them. The function was followed by a musical evening with leading Bollywood singers Ms. Rekha Bharadwaj & Ms. Madhushree. The entire program was hosted by Ms. Nishiganda Wadh, leading Film and TV actor.

The Award ceremony was attended by more than 600 high profile dignitaries comprising Film & Television industry personalities such as Anupam Kher, Jackie Shroff, Industry Leaders, and socialites.

Growth and development of any society is measured by the status of women in the society. In this context, India is a fortunate country where women have been great achievers since the pre-independence era. Post-independence, role of women has evolved across various facets of life. Besides playing the role of a successful home maker, modern Indian women have been making their mark even in the male dominated professions such as engineering, politics, foreign diplomacy, sports, defense and many such areas. Indian women contribute more than 49% of the society and are playing a pivotal role in making India a Global Super Power.

  • Welcome and Introduction of EWA Award by MC
  • Inauguration of Event by Hon’ble Governor and other Dignitaries
  • Ganapati Vandana
  • Opening Remarks by:

Malvika Rai, National Chairperson, FICCI FLO &
Vinod Gupta, President, Golden Maharashtra Development Council

  • Specially conceptualized and created Song with audio-visual on EWA Award
  • First set of 6-Awards:
Award Recipient Category Presenters
SNDT University – Received by the Vice Chancellor of the SNDT University, Smt. Vasudha Kamat 1st  Women’s University of Asia Mr. Ranjit Sahani, MD & CEO, Novartis Group &Mr. Barwale, Chairman, Mhyco Group
Smt Nishi Vasudeva, Chairperson, HPCL 1st Woman to achieve highest position in the Corporate World  Mr. Nikhil Desai, MD, Charu Jewels
Smt Anjali Bhagwat 1st Woman to win ISSF Trophy Mr. Sushil Jiwarajka, Chairman FICCI Western Region&Ms. Leena Mogre, Celebrity Fitness Expert
Dr. Indira Hinduja 1st Woman Infertility Expert Mr. Ajit Ranade, Chief Economist, Aditya Birla Group &Mr. Sandeep Prakash , Regional Head, Amway India
Deena Mehta 1st Woman President of BSE Mr. Jitender Bhargava, Former ED, Air India &Mr. Saurabh Bhattacharya, President, Gitanjali Group
Dr. Mandatai Amte 1st Woman Conferred with Ramon Magsaysay Award Mr. Anupam Kher, Film Actor & Director &Ms. Malvika Rai, National Chairperson, FICCI FLO

Second set of 5-Awards:

Award Recipient Category Presenter
Smt. Meeran Borwankar, IPS, IGP-Prison, Maharashtra 1st Woman Police Commissioner (Crime Branch) Maharashtra Shri K. Sankaranarayanan, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra
Justice Smt. Sujata Manohar, 1st Woman Chief Justice of Mumbai High Court Shri K. Sankaranarayanan, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra
Smt. Neela Satyanarayanan, IAS (Retd.) 1st Woman Chief Election Commissioner of Maharashtra Shri K. Sankaranarayanan, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra
Sushree Lata Mangeshkar 1st Woman from Maharashtra conferred with Bharat Ratna Shri K. Sankaranarayanan, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra
Smt. Pratibha Patil, Former President of India Governance – 1st Woman President of India Shri K. Sankaranarayanan, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra
  •  Launch of Golden Maharashtra Development Council website by Hon’ble Governor in presence of Smt. Pratibha Patil
  • Dance Performance focused on Women Empowerment by Dance troupe from entertainment industry
  •  Closing remarks by the MC

Musical Evening


Rekha Bhardwaj

Award Recipients:

Pratibha Patil:                                                                    1ST President of India

Lata Mangeshkar:                                                            1ST Bharat Ratna from Maharashtra

Sujata Manohar:                                                              1ST Chief Justice of Maharashtra

Neela Satyanarayanan:                                                 1ST Election Commissioner of Maharashtra

Meera Borwankar:                                                          1ST Police Commissioner-Crime Br. Mumbai

Nishi Vasudeva:                                                                1ST Head of Navratna PSU-HPCL.

Indira Hinduja:                                                                  1ST IVF & Infertility Expert of India

Anjali Bhagwat:                                                                 1ST ISSF Champions’ Trophy Recipient

Mandakini Amte:                                                             1ST Ramon Magsaysay Award Recipient

Deena Mehta:                                                                   1st Woman President of Bombay Stock Exchange

SNDT Women’s University,

Received by the Vice Chancellor of the

University Prof. Vasudha Kamath :                           1ST First Women’s University of India

Award Presenters:

Shri K. Sankaranarayana, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra

Ranjeet Sahani, MD & CEO, Novartis India

Mr. Barwale, Chairman, Mhyco Group

Anupam Kher, Film Actor & Director

Jackie Shroff, Film Actor & Director

Nikhil Desai, MD, Charu Jewels

Sushil Jiwrajka, FICCI Regional Chairman

Leena Mogra, Celebrity Fitness Expert

Ajit Ranade, Chief Economist, Aditya Birla Group

Sandeep Prakash, Western Regional Head, Amway India

Jitender Bhargava, Former ED Air India

Saurav Bhattacharya, President, Gitanjali Group

Malvika Rai, National Chairperson, FICCI FLO

Vinod Gupta, President, Golden Maharashtra Development Council

Gili Jewels

Amway India

Union Bank of India

Charu Jewels

Godrej Properties

Fiona Jewels

Titan Co Ltd


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