Ambani Foundation honours senior achievers


MUMBAI: Founded in 2004 by Tina Ambani, Harmony for Silvers Foundation, a non-government organisation working for the betterment of elders in India, saluted senior achievers by honouring ten winners at it’s first annual Harmony Silver Awards.


The guest of honour at the event held on 3rd October, at Rabindra Natya Mandir in Mumbai, was singer Asha Bhonsle who gave away the awards.


The panel that selected the winners comprised — Shabana Azmi, Aroon Purie, Julio Ribeiro, Supriya Sule and Rahul Bose. The jury had chosen a group of senior citizens who have set benchmarks for themselves and society.


The winners included Chelekkodan Ayesha, Arvind Gupta, A K Hangal, Deep Joshi, Ravinder Kumar, Shirish Nadkarni, Chewang Norphel, Azim Premji, Rehman Rahi and Ram Chander Sharma. They have been felicitated with a cash reward of Rs 51,000 and a citation each, designed by artists Jayasri Burman, Neeraj Goswami and Deepa Mahajan.


Prominent senior citizens, social activists, media and marketing professionals, people from the entertainment industry and leading minds from across India attended this select gathering. Besides distribution of awards, the event included an entertainment program that showcased Harmony’s motto: Celebrate Age.


The highlights of the show include a stand-up act by actor, comic, director and producer Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal, a musical segment by renowned singer Nitin Mukesh, a self-defence demonstration by 64 year-old karate black belt Gospi Capadia and a dance performance by members of Harmony Interactive Centre in Girgaum, South Mumbai, choreographed by Shiamak Davar’s Victory Arts Foundation.