T. S. Atul Swaminathan
For the second consecutive year, Raj T.V. honoured six women achievers for excelling in their respective fields on March 7.
The event was organised in association with Cadbury Bournvita and Dulux.
Women achievers from different fields such as medicine, education, fine arts and others were honoured.
Dr. Saranya Narayanan (Medicine), Jeevan Blood Bank, Padmini Mani (Education), Sathya Surabhi Trust, Shobana Ramesh (Social Service), Barathi Foundation, Narthaki Nataraj (Fine Arts), Jaya Devi Cholayil (Entrepreneurship) and Dr. Sathya Prema (Special Mention Social Service), National Agro Foundation, were honoured by cine directors Parthepan, Vasanth and Cheran, artists Gauthami and Devyani, poetess Vishali Kannadasan and music composer Harris Jeyaraj's wife Suma Harris Jeyaraj.
Dr Saranya Narayanan spoke about how blood stem cells were the only hope of cure for blood cancer and Thalassemia.
“The aim of Jeevan Blood Bank is to start a public stem cell bank and store stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood,” she added.
Managing Trustee of Sathya Surabhi Trust Padmini Mani said the award goes with a multi-dimensional responsibility. Now-a-days, children are influenced by crime and violence and become destructive elements.
“Women teachers play a major role in shaping children. Thus a school should be a temple of learning to promote child's development,” she noted.
Bharatanatyam dancer Shobana Ramesh said, "Nowdays, working couples spend less than five hours to spend quality time with each other. They thus lead a stressful life. This scenario should change,” she added.
A sum of Rs 30,000/- was donated by Raj T.V. to three organisations – Padmini Mani's Sathya Surabhi Trust, Shobana Ramesh's Barathi Foundation, and Dr Sathya Prema's National Agro Foundation.
Dancers from the Rack Academy of Dance, presented an exemplary performance.
Singers Mahathy, Marthangi and Prasanna too sang Tamil film numbers and shared their invaluable insight on motherhood.
Mala Manyan, Chief Operating Officer, Raj Television Network Limited, proposed the vote of thanks.