The 20th Beti FLO GR8 Women Awards 2018, conceived by Anu Ranjan, Founder of NGO Beti, were held on Monday at JW Marriott. A cross-section of women achievers across various sectors were felicitated on the occasion. Prominent personalities included actress & Beti Brand Ambassador Anushka Ranjan, Shashi Ranjan, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Sharad Puri, Kiran Bawa, Reewa Rathod, Rajshree Birla, Schauna Chauhan, Huma Qureshi, Shabana Azmi, Bhumi Pednekar, Zahabiya Khorakhiwala, Mithali Raj, Shubhangi Atre, Rubina Dilaik, Shivangi Joshi, Rekha Mishra and many others.
There was a Fashion Show featuring some of the top TV stars including Daljeet Kaur, Hiba Nawab, Latika Gill, Puja Sharma, Shristy Rode, Rashami Desai, Shivani Tomar, Raj Singh Arora, Ashwini Kaul, Ankita Sharma, Charu Asopa, Karishma Sharma, Manasi Parekh, Muskaan Mihani, Pia Bajpai, Pooja Banerjee, Pooja Gor, Rishina Kandhari, Tina Dutta, Karanveer Mehra & others.
The designers for the fashion show were Aparna Srivastava & Ekta / Parth Ajmani. The show was choreographed by Shie Lobo with hair & makeup by Kiran Bawa of IOSIS. There was a virtuoso performance by Reewa Rathod on the piano & vocals along with celebrated singer Parthiv Gohil with his band.
Anu Ranjan said ” I am overwhelmed with the love & support for our cause Beti. We are the only platform in the country which recognizes the achievements of women across various fields. From sports, law, health, social sector to films, fashion & corporate, we honour the achievements of women across a wide range. We started Beti to highlight atrocities against women & campaign against female feticide. Over the years we have also helped heal & rehabilitate several acid attack survivors, including Sonali Mukherjee & rape / domestic assault victims. This year we will focus on the horrific rape & murder of 8-year-old Asifa & appeal for speedy justice.”
Winners List – The 20th Beti FLO GR8 Women Awards 2018
BETI Special Mention – Girl Child Education & Rehabilitation – Sheetal Dugar
Law- special mention for Women Rights – Karuna Nundy
Television – Shubhangi Atre Poorey, Shivangi Joshi & Rubina Dilaik
Media & Advertising – Anupriya Acharya
Sports – Mithali Raj
Social Services-Dedication towards Reuniting Children with Families- Rekha Mishra (RPF Officer)
Art – Jayasri Burman
Journalism- Television – Navika Kumar
Nasscom- Digital & IT – Debjani Ghosh
Special Mention – Mental Health & Education – Neerja Birla
Health Management – Zahabiya Khorakiwala
Special Mention- Sanitation and Menstrual Hygiene for Women – Malini Parmar & Smita Kulkarni
GR8 Honour – Cinema – Huma Qureshi
Economist – Dr.Ashima Goyal
Lifetime achievement – Arts, Culture, Society and Social Services – Shabana Azmi
Lifetime achievement- Philanthropist Rajashree Birla
Here are the photos from the event: