Tumi e Ananya an award program held at NazrulManch on the 4th of March was presented by Nanighar in association with RojkarAnanya, focused on the journey of women from our society.
Ananya the very word seems to define a woman, who is a driving force behind so many successful names, she silently performs the role of a mother, daughter, wife, sister, friend but most of the time she forgets about something or someone which is ‘herself’ The 21st-century woman is much more than just the domestic role that has been assigned to her. She is strong, courageous, and a winner. There are many success stories, so many ‘women of inspiration’ who have fought to snatch the crown of success for themselves, though their paths have been fraught with difficulties.
“Tumi e Ananya” is a small effort to recognize such women, such warriors.
The event had 3 award categories:
Tumi e Ananya
- Women Achievers Award
- Queens of the Kitchen Award for emerging home chef turns
- Entrepreneur and emerging entrepreneurs award
The Top 3 Tumi E Ananya by judges Choice wereAnkitaKarmakar, RajlakshmiSyam, and ShahanaMeerza who were awarded Trophy and certificate. The Top 5 Public Choice awards were Mimi Das, TanimaMajumdar Das, Maria Bhattacharya, SamitaHalder, and Trisha Das
The nominations for the award program were done through the online applications uploaded between 10th Oct to 16th Nov & 150 nominations were received from common people who were somehow aware of the Ananyas. Among the nominations top 20 were called for the award program, 3 contestants were chosen by eminent judges and the other 3 were chosen by public choice which had run from 23rd Feb to 28th Feb 22.
Speaking on the occasion Debjani Mukherjee, Editor in chief-RojkarAnanya, FounderNanighar said “We all are Ananya, there is no difference; it is not only you or me, at the same time this is just a symbolic process to inspire more and more women”
The event witnessed many eminent personalities as judges: Sri Samir Mitra (Ex DIG BSF), Sri Ashok Ghosh (Retired IAS), Smt. LopmudraMitra (singer), Sri Pradeepkundalia (Businessman), Mr. DipankarDey( EX- ED Indian Oil)
As women’s day week is coming ahead and Nanighar is mainly focused on Women empowerment therefore the event looked quite an incomplete event if the changemakers were not acknowledged.
10 super strong women achievers who were felicitated are as follows;
Ms. Alokananda Roy (Social change maker), Ms. ShaleniBiswas (Businesswoman), Ms. BarnaliChatterjee (Singer), Ms. ShabanaNaseem, a Businesswoman (BRICS CCI), Ms. EkavaliKhanna (Actor), Ms. Sayani Das. (International acclaimed swimmer), Ms. Keya Seth (Business), Ms. Hasi Das (Business), etc.
The evening witnessed Smt. MadhabiMukhopadhyay receiving the lifetime achievement award (Sikha Singh Memorial Award) The award was presented by Activist Alokananda Roy, Cabinet minister Dr. SashiPanja, Minister of State for urban development and municipal affairs Mrs. Chandrima Bhattacharya,
NilimaGhosh owner of Nakshi creation, and DebjaniMukhopadhyay Editor in chief tumiAnanya, Founder Nanighar.
Speaking on the occasion Mrs. Mukhopadhyay commented ” I have received awards throughout my life both nationally and internationally, but have never received one named Ananya. I am overwhelmed and happy to witness such Ananyas around me, it is my pleasure to attend such an evening”
The eminent guests who were present are Ms. Chandrima Bhattacharya, Minister of State for Housing, Health and Family Welfare, Land and Land Reforms & Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation, Panchayats, and Rural Development of the Government of West Bengal.
Dr. ShashiPanja, Honorable Minister-Of-State, (IC), Child Development and Women Development & Social Welfare Department, GoWB and Chairperson, WBTGDB. Ms. Chandrima Bhattacharya Minister of State for Housing, Health and Family Welfare, Land and Land Reforms & Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation, Panchayats and Rural Development of the Government of West Bengal. Dr. ShashiPanja, Honorable Minister-Of-State, (IC), Child Development and Women Development & Social Welfare Department, GoWB and Chairperson, WBTGDB.