Every woman is unique in herself, the introduction of Woman of Substance (West Bengal) Award is an unique initiative by Sonar Sansar to highlight the milestones in each women’s lives who might not make headlines but through their silent efforts, they have made a difference!
Jewellery has the power to be this one little thing that makes one feel unique’, Keeping that in mind, Sonar Sansar, The Largest Consumer Jewellery Show of East India was all set for the Curtain Raiser of Women of Substance of Bengal. The event witnessed the presence of the esteemed jury members Barun Chanda, Veteran Actor; Alokananda Roy, Dance Educationist & Social Worker; Atri Bhattacharya, Principal Secretary, Information & Cultural Affairs Dept &. Tourism Deptt. Pankaj Parekh,Vice Chairman, Gem, & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Gautam De, Regional Director, Indian Council for Cultural Relations along with Kranti Nagvekar, Director, Sonar Sansar was present there to address the media.The other jury members included: Subha Paul, Tamal Kanti Mukherjee, Paromita Ghosh and Sanjay Jhunjhunwala.
The event witnessed the unveiling of the names of the shortlisted awardees for the Women of Substance from Bengal and the Jewellery Houses participating in the 4 Day Expo. A project which would honor women achievers from different walks of life - KNCS and Swarna Shilpa Bachao Committee would felicitate such women for their outstanding contribution to the society.
Speaking on the occasion, Kranti Nagvekar, Director of KNC Services said, “It always gives me immense pleasure to join hands with Swarna Shilpa Bachao Committee for Sonar Sansar. This year we have introduced ‘Women of Substance Award’ to felicitate the women achievers from different walks of life.”
The Awardees finalized for‘Sonar Sansar - Women of Substance 2017’ were in sports Dola Banerjee, Aloka Mitra in Social Work, Lovey Burman in Entrepreneurs, Manuara Begum and Pushpalata Vijay Suryawanshi in the category of Entrepreneurs – Jewellery, poet Nabanita Dev Sen in Literature, Film Actress and Director ChurniGanguly in Films – Direction, Tollywood actress Paoli Dam in films – Acting, Soma Lahiri in category of Media, Designer Sharbari Dutta in Fashion & Lifestyle, IAS Roshni Sen in Public Service, Theatre Director and actor Usha Ganguly in the field of (Performing) Art – Drama, Dancer Rani Karnaa in Dance, veteran singer Arati Mukherjee in Music category, contemporary artist Shipra Bhattacharya in Visual Arts and Dr. Rosina Ahmed in Medicine and Healthcare Category.