Delhi CM and Outstanding Women Achievers Honored by ALL LADIES LEAGUE
July 23, 2013; New Delhi: ALL LADIES LEAGUE felicitated six Outstanding Women at the “Delhi Women of the Decade Achievers Award-2013???, held in New Delhi. Dr. Harbeen Arora, Global Chairperson of the League said, “The selected awardees are role models for millions of women. The Delhi Women of the Decade Achievers Award is tribute to their spirit and strength and which will inspire the women of today to succeed and make a mark for themselves in work and society.???
Congratulating women for their outstanding work, Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dikshit said, “The most important work is rearing a family because this makes the future of a country.??? She said “I am proud to be a woman and I am proud of all the women who work without being recognized. And I am receiving this award on behalf of all those women.??? She further added, “The 21st century will be the century of the women of the world. Today society needs love and compassion more than anything else. Nothing can compensate the contribution of a woman as a mother, wife, sister and daughter.??? The Chief Minister was awarded for her contribution to Outstanding Public Service.
Five other distinguished women of Delhi, including Ms. Shobhana Bhartia, Group Managing Director, Hindustand Times Group; noted actress Ms. Sharmila Tagore; Dr. Sayeda Hameed, Member, Planning Commission; Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai, Country Head, HSBC India; and noted fashion designer Ritu Kumar were honored by ALL for illustrative contributions in their respective fields. Ms. Sharmila Tagore received the Delhi Women of the Decade Award for Excellence in Cinema.
Ms. Shobhana Bhartia who received the award in Excellence in Nation Building through Media and Leadership congratulated ALL for giving a platform to women and encouraging them to take part in various fields. She said “The role of media is critical and should be unbiased because people repose their trust on us.??? She said, “This award is for our honest and fair journalism.???
Dr. (Ms) Sayeda S. Hameed, who was awarded for Excellence in Governance, said, “While preparing policies I always considered the marginalized and downtrodden.??? The Delhi Women of the Decade Award for Excellence in Fashion Retail was conferred to Ms. Ritu Kumar. While receiving the award for Excellence in Fashion Retail, she mentioned the rich Indian tradition and how the fashion industry has enough inspiration within India and does not need to copy anything from the West. She added, “95% employees in my organization are women and they are there because of their merit.??? Dr. Naina LaL Kidwai emphasized the role of a teacher in ones life and success. She was awarded for Excellence in Banking.
The Awards event was supported by The Imperial (Hospitality Partner), Rai Foundation (Knowledge Partner), Centre for Public Policy (Research Partner), AMAANAT (Boutique Partner) and Cioccolato (Gourmet Partner).