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Laadli Awards

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The annual South Asia Laadli Media and Advertising Awards for Gender Sensitivity 2017, spearheaded by Population First, will see 33 awards being presented in different categories to media professionals who have displayed exemplary sensitivity in reporting on gender issues. The awards will be held on  Friday October 12 at 6.30pm, NCPA.

The highlight this year is the Laadli of the Century award which will be presented to Mrs Coomi Wadia, the maestro who marked her 50th year conducting the Paranjoti Academy Chorus with a full house performance of Mozart’s Requiem at the NCPA last year. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Dr. Prabha Atre, renowned Indian Classical Vocalist from Kirana Gharana for her contributions to the field of music. The  Woman behind the Screen Award will be posthumously awarded to late Kalpana Lajmi for her contribution to Indian Cinema and her courage to make meaningful women-oriented films. South Asia Laadli Media Awards is also felicitating  Himanshu Devi Marchurchand from Mauritius, Tooba Masood from Pakistan and  Durga Karki from Nepal.

 Dr. A. L. Sharada, Director, Population First, shares, "From a mere 100 entries in 2007 to more than 1700 entries in 2018, Laadli Media Awards have come a long way in acknowledging the media’s contribution in women empowerment and gender issues.  This proves that even in the worst of situations and cynical times there is hope. There is hope because there are many who are being true to their profession in journalism, showing great sensitivity and compassion, raising critical questions about gender inequalities, discrimination and violence and showing a mirror to our politicians as well as all of us.”

Where Tata Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point

When Friday October 12, 6 pm

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