Seven prolific women from diverse fields such as filmdom, documentary film making, journalism, entrepreneurship, waste management and autism were honoured.
Bengaluru, Feb 20, 2017 – C Krishniah Chetty Group of Jewellers celebrated extraordinary women from Bengaluru who have blazed a trail of success each in their own individual sphere by presenting them Shining Stars Awards as a part of International Women’s Day celebrations.
C Krishniah Chetty Group of Jewellers has been crafting exceptional pieces of jewellery for past 145 years for its clientele in Bengaluru and across the globe, and now is the turn to acknowledge and celebrate the exceptional contribution made by Sterling women of Bengaluru, for the service they have rendered to the society at large in their chosen sphere of influence.
Seven distinguished women from different walks of life were selected for rendering remarkable service to this city and nation. The selection process involved 9 members from within and outside the C KRISHNIAH CHETTY Group of Jewellers.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. C Vinod Hayagriv, Managing Director & Director, C. Krishniah Chetty Group of Companies said, “It makes us extremely happy to present Shining Stars Awards, 2017 to exceptional women, women who contribute without expecting awards,from different walks of life who with their achievements and service to the niche areas such as women menstrual advisory, supporting patients in government hospitals, making documentaries of women achievements and made all of us proud.
‘C Krishniah Chetty – Women Of The Year Award – Shining Stars Award’ is our way of saying thank you and respecting real achievers for the contribution made by these extraordinary women. ”
The recipients of ‘C Krishniah Chetty Women of the Year – SHINING STARS were:
Ms. Amreen Ahmed: A New media professional specialised in making documentaries and short films on Women empowerment. She has worked towards building gender sensitive behaviour among adolescents and exploring alternative sexualities. Her documentaries on social issues like domestic violence, molestation, and deafness has helped in raising awareness about these issues.
Ms. Lakshmi Gopalaswamy: An award-winning South Indian film actress and a classical dancer,Gopalaswmay is a qualified Bharatnatyam dancer as well. Gopalaswamy has acted in several Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil films and TV serials over the course of her illustrious career. Through her work on celluloid, she is helping in bringing attention to less talked about topics like euthanasia, and problem of nurses.
Ms. Mala Thimmiah: A counsellor trained from the Banjara Academy,she works with the needy, especially burn victims and final-stage cancer patients, elevating them in their moments of grief. Known for her smiling disposition, mala though her work at Bowring Hospitaland Victoria Hospital is doing everything in her capacity to help those in need.
Ms. Nalini Shekar: A social activist and entrepreneur, Nalini co-founded Hasirudala (Green Force), a non-profit organization working for marginalized waste-pickers in Bengaluru. She has been awarded by several international organisations for her work in human rights. It is through her efforts that waste pickers in Bengaluru were registered.
Ms. Rama Devi: Rama Devi Centre called Mano Miha where she manages kids with autism and empowers parents to help overcome this curable disability. Her work with children with special needs has helped bring positive change in the society.
Ms. S. Seethalakshmi: S Seethalakshmi is a Metro Editor (Chief of Bureau) at The Times of India, where she extensively covers various city issues.
Ms. Vandana Boggaram: Director of Sarathi International Inc., a premium export house for incense, she is involved in various projects including educating underprivileged children. A supporter of green issues, she also runs her own NGO called WOW – World of Women.
About C Krishniah Chetty Group of Jewellers
Over the past many years, the C Krishniah Chetty Group of Jewellers has celebrated numerous milestones and continues to carry forward a legacy brand with innovation and ideas that have set it apart.
Founded in 1869, C. Krishniah Chetty Groupof Jewellers is today one of the world’s finest heritage businesses run by the direct descendants of the founder. The firm was the appointed jeweller to the Royal House of Mysore. The firm was commissioned to make several hundreds of pieces of jewellery incorporating the famed Double Headed Eagle known as ‘GhandaBherunda’ which were presented to important contributors to the Kingdom of Mysore every six months. The symbol, is now, the official seal of the State of Karnataka. C.Krishniah Chetty Group of Jewellers has now drawn up and is in the process of executing a plan to take this legacy forward to the 21st century by reaching out to jewellery connoisseurs across India and the globe, in their own distinctive manner.