New Delhi: History and our mythology of our country of India has taught us that we all must bow before women to be successful in all fields. If it is wealth & money bow before Mother Goddess Laxmi, if power then Mother Goddess Shakti, if security then Mother Goddess Kali and if art and culture then Mother Goddess Saraswati. True speaking, it is an education that teaches to respect women, support them to best and give them equal status in the community. Where there is no respect for women, that house, or community, or nation cannot progress,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts at Bhumiputra Biju Patnaik International Women Empowerment Awards, an event organised by Dr. Chandana Raul Chairperson of art and culture society Aks at India International Centre.
There was a marvellous performance by Dr. Chandna Raul who is also the Odissi exponent herself. A musical and dance program by arts students of different colleges also impressed the audience which was followed by Award Function. Dr. Sandeep Marwah was first presented with award for his contribution to arts.
Padam Shri Vidushi Sumitra Guha Hindustani Classical Vocalist, Ambassador Dr. Shashi Uban Tripathi IFS, Dr. Shashi Tiwari Sanskrit Scholar, Anuradha Goel Chairperson PHD FWF & Prominent Social Worker, Prof. Rajni Abbi former Mayor of Delhi, Dr. Shobha Koser Kathak Exponent, Guru Smita Shastri Kuchipudi & Bharat Natyam Exponent, Prof. Bijaylaxmi Nanda Principal Miranda House, Pramilla Chabra Editor Delhi Diary, Naira Mkrtchyan from writer from Armenia were the awardees.
Film Director & Actor Prashanta Nanda Member Parliament Rajya Sabha, Actor Munna Khan Member Parliament Rajya Sabha, Prof. Balram Pani Dean of Colleges Delhi University, Dr. Ashish Kandhaway Director Swami Vivekanand Culture Centre Myanmar, Prof. Manoj K Khanna Proincipal Ramjas College, Prof. Vichtra Gupta Principal Motilal Nehru College, B.L.Gaur Auther Editor, Inderjeet Sharma Director International Hindi Association USA, Insang Song former Cultural Director Embassy of Korea were the guest of honour who all presented the awards.
“We feel honoured and complete by recognising the efforts of these legends in their respective fields of art and culture, education, and social work. This is one of the ways to appreciate artists and bring the importance of art and culture in the community,” said Dr. Chandana Raul thanking everyone for their participation.