Women are to be celebrated every day, but March 8 calls for a special recognition. AVM Global Group took this opportunity to honour the women of Chennai with a medal, certificate, a shawl. It didn’t stop there. A make-up kit, an eggless cake and a grand dinner buffet came in too.
In association with SPAARC and the Cricket Federation of Tamil Nadu, the Women’s women Awards Night was held at Accord Metropolitan hotel on Tuesday presided by chief guest Yamuna Devi, additional commissioner, customs, excise & service tax, Chennai region.
Before the actual awards distribution, a lighting ceremony was held and the chief guest and other dignitaries addressed the gathering. Beginning with the legendary Robert Frost verse, ‘...the woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have miles to go before I sleep...’, Yamuna encouraged women to take pride in their work.
“At every step of our journey, we make sacrifices for our loved ones. We move with dynamic energy that never ceases. Yes, we compromise on our happiness, but don’t let men give us sympathy. We don’t want special treatment, just proper tratment,” she said to a thundrous applause.
“This is a new dawn to the era of women. Women are being celebrated at home or at work place but we decided to take it further. Here women are brought together from different parts of Chennai with the same joy of outscoring men,” says R J Ram Narayanan, MD, AMN Global Group.
The award winners were chosen from a set criteria, some of which including 40 years and above, a great contributor to the society, managing a business or being a working woman and a fantastic mother.
Some of the awardees were Shobana Ramesh, Bharatanatyam dancer; Preetha, deputy commandent CRPF; Booma Sriram, business woman, Priya Chandrasekar, consultant, Apollo Children’s Hospital and Latha Gopalakrishnan, keyboard artiste.
The other dignitaries present were postmaster general, Mervin Alexander; John Morris, managing partner, A John Morris & Co, Hemang Badani, former Indian cricketer; N P Kailash, correspondant, Singaram Pillai School and Syed Sadiq Pasha, superintendent, customs, excise & service tax.