Pune, 17th May 2022: The Women of Influence Awards was organised by Udgam Care Foundation on 9th May 2022 at Mahatma Phule Sanskrutic Bhawan, Wanwadi. Udgam Care Foundation is founded by Amita Verma in 2018 with aim towards providing quality education and health care to kids, especially girls living in the slums of Pune.
Over the years Udgam Care Foundation has organised various toy donation drives, tuitions for kids, and dental health check-ups. The main aim of this event is to bring together all the inspirational women who have done commendable work in Social work, Arts, Education, Health, Entertainment, Digital Connect, and Business. A total 39 women were felicitated from all over India.
Along with this, 16 women (Doctors, Nurses, Safai Karamchari, Women Constables) who are working at ground level were also felicitated at the hands of our Chief Guest Kalindi Pune and VIP Guests MJF Hemant Naik (District Governor- Lions Club), Dhanjay Jadhav (Vice President- BJP Pune), Noopur Pawar (Founder Kalagram and Social Worker) and Poornima Lunawat (Interior Designer and Social Activist), and Manisha Zende (Sr. PI- Hadapsar). This event was fully supported by Mahesh Punde (Laksh Pratisthan President and Pune Cantonment BJP Vidhan Sabha Assembly President) and Kalindi Punde (Corporater, PMC). The event was started with Diya Prajwalan and invocation of Lord Ganesha followed by Bharatnatyam rendition performed by students of Swaranjali Dance Academy, Hadapsar.
The event was further supported by Zee Luxury jewellery and Flavours Street restaurant, Pune. The 39 awardees were felicitated with certificate and sponsored gifts from Curega Healthcare, a leading Healthcare brand in Maharashtra. The awardees were Aditi Gore, Neha Pratap Gujar, Anindita Chaudhuri, Anjali Avinash Arvikar, Annette Gonsalves, Arrati M Laddha, Bhakti Barhate, Bhumika Bhambhani, Bobby Karnani, Deepti G Ghatge, Jahanara Parker, Janahvi Jayprakash Ingale, Jyoti Deshkar, Jyotsana Ukey, Kamal Shamrao Mane, Manisha prasad Raut, Meghana Zuzam, Minakshi Kshirsagar, Varsha Sanjay Karle, Neetu Jha Sharma, Neha Sama, Pournima Deshmukh, Pragati Ranjeetsinh Ahire, Prajakta Bibve, Preeti Yadav, Prof.Ramya Nair, Renuka Suryavanshi, Samruddhi Warhadkar, Sangeeta Ved, Sapna Kakade, Savita Gaikwad, Sheetal Biyani, Shirin Vastani, Shruuti Pujari, Surabhi Sardeshpande, Turrnisa Chakrabourty, Varsha Asalkar, Vishakha Gupta and Prof Chhaya Panchal.
The jury members were Dr. Neena Srivastava (Eminent Gynaecologist and Social Worker) and Prof. Papiya Chakravarty (Professor at Delhi University) for picking the best out of 478 nominations received from all over India. The supporters include (Vishal and Rano Zade) Zee Luxury Jewellery, Flavours Street (Almas Kuchi), Namani Elegant (Shraddha Manish Gupta), Satguru (Kaneeka Sonum), Natural (Anjali Arvikar), Platinum Rice (Neetu Jha), Kothari Organic Foods (Yogita Kothari), IIBM Group of Institutes and Jet India (Shirin Vastani), Homely Healthy Food Co. (Aditi Gore), Pune Pulse (Renuka Suryavanshi), Curega Healthcare (Chiranjeevi Kumar), CM News (Prajakta Bibve), HealthKunj Clinics (Dr. Meera Thakur), Shivdharam News (Amar Rajput), Punekar News, Budhani Wafers, Family Welfare Enterprises (Tarannum Mule).
The event was beautifully anchored by Anuja Shitole and Shwetaa Bobde. Last but not least, this event had the full execution support of Reshu Aggarwal, Poorima Lunawat, Neetu Jha Sharma, and Rajesh Sahajwalla.