Women were felicitated as Nari Shakti Sammaan and Saraswati Bai Dada Saheb Phalke Award to the females of Film Industry chosen from the era of 60s Actress, Directors, Media, Journalism, Writers, Singers.
Daljit- Organiser President IAWA
Chief Guest- Dr. Bharati Lavekar MLA Versova.
Guest of Honours- IG Rathod, Harjit Talwar- Governor Rotary 2019, Sunil Mehra- Governor 2020, Sanjay Bhide- Trans Chamber of Commerce
31st March, 2019 in Mumbai- “We celebrated women leaders who have become role models to many in their respective fields. The awardees were eminent women who have broken glass ceilings, have pushed the frontiers of women’s leadership and have paved the path for other women and girls to follow in their footsteps and become future leaders” says Daljit- Organiser President IAWA
The list of awardees included well known names like- Kalpana Saroj, Sulochana Tai- from era of 60s heroine, Anjana Mumtaz, Salma Agha, Preeti Sapru, Kavita Chaudhary, Archana Kocchar, Shantipriya, Saira Banu, Apoorva Bajaj, Madhushree, Malishka , Sumita Chakraborty, Priya Malik, Shabbina Khan, Parul Chawla, Keiko Nakahara,
From their stance and area of influence, they have shown that when a woman’s voice is heard, when she participates in decision making and when she exercises leadership, she most likely brings something unique, special and of high value and quality to key decisions and its impact on humankind’s biggest projects.
While Dadasaheb Phalke busy putting the blocks of Indian Cinema together, she stood by him like a rock & not just managed her family of nine children, held white bed sheets for hours in the blazing sun as a light reflector, mixed film developing chemicals, perforated the raw film sheets at night in the light of a candle & with sharing all these responsibilities of pre & post production & other technological & technical responsibilities with Dada Saheb, even single handedly cooked food for the entire film unit comprising of 60-70 to even 100 people.