WHO TOOK HOME THE AWARD
- IWB Post
- April 5, 2014
While we were celebrating International Women’s Day, few of our Jaipur ladies were preparing to make us proud. March end saw the celebration of 3rd Women Reorganization Award 2014. Organized by 95 FM Tadka and New Fair & Lovely Cream at Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur, women from different fields were facilitated under various categories. The guest list included some renowned names from Jaipur like – Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Arun Chaturvedi; President of the Women’s Commission Lad Kumari Jain Rajasthan; Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Vice-President Rajiv Arora; Additional Mission Director, National Health Mission, the Director of the IEC and Joint Secretary Neeraj K. Pawan; ACP Anil Rao, Commissioner of Rajasthan Housing Board Ananda Kumar; Rajasthan Patrika Director of Finance HP Tiwari.
We held an exclusive interview with women who won under the creative category. Find the experts below:
- Smriti Tripathi – Founder & Director, Mercury Group
- Share your any life transforming experience that made you realize that you want to move ahead in this creative filed?
While I was doing my MBA in Finance from Mumbai University, I ‘accidently’ became part of a team representing the college for an Inter-Collegiate Marketing & Advertising Strategy Competition. The accident worked wonders for me as I discovered for the first time I have a natural knack for advertising. The entire process of creation of the strategy gave me real high confidence and charged me up thoroughly. We (the team) went on to win the trophy. As destiny would have it, later on in life, I met my life partner who too was as passionate about advertising. Eventually, both of us quit our plum jobs and moved to Jaipur and started our own communication design company, Mercury in 1999.
- What message you would like to depart for Jaipur ladies who are still struggling for their goals and dreams?
Don’t ever lose hope in yourself, as only YOU can make your dreams come to life. Ask for help on areas you are not a master of – from friends, relatives, consultants, as no one is expert in everything. Lastly, always appear confident (as against unsure/meek), as only if you are confident, will your family and society support you.
2. Anshu Harsh – Director & Publisher ‘Simply Jaipur’ magazine
- How did you start your career? And how do you feel now seeing your magazine getting so much recognition?
I was a freelance writer. I have written for many magazines and newspapers like Femina, Grehshobha, Patrika, Bhaskar, etc. One day I realized that our city – Jaipur has no magazine of its own! This was the time I took plunge and decided to launch one. With my husband as my partner and support of my family, Simply Jaipur was launched. This magazine talks about everything latest in the Pink City be it fashion, lifestyle, education, family, careers, beauty, property, etc.
The response that we get from Japurities is massive and this is the proof of their love and support. The trust they put in Simply Jaipur is our sole motivation to write and work for the next issue each month. I am happy to receive the award; it will surely act as a great source of inspiration for me and my family.
3. Sanjula Thanvi – Principal SS Jain Subodh Law college
- Who is your inspiration?
Very happy to receive this award. I have written many books and have received awards for them, but today feels more special. For my writing skills and research, I pay gratitude to my father-in-law who has been my inspiration. I used to assist him in writing Training Modules for Mahila Parshid. Today I write for my NGO ‘Suraj Sansthan’ and this gives me the solace.
- You have many awards in the past as well. Tell us about them. What is next on cards?
On 6th Feb., 2013, I was honored by Gramin Vikas Sahitya Puraskar, presented by ministry of rural development, for my book name- ‘Vikas ki Ganga’.
Soon I am going to be honored by Bharatendu Harishchandra Award, presented by Suchna Aur Prasaran Mantralya, New Delhi. This is for my book ‘Manav Adhikar, panchayati raj se sashakt nari’. For this I have done the research work for 2-3 years. I have interviewed many sarpanch ladies and got influenced by their struggling stories to make up that as a bench mark in our society. Their stories provoked me to write a complete book on it so that it can reach to masses.
- Any message for our women readers?
Bahut ban chuki seeta geeta kartavya ko nibhane mein,
ab banana ha durga Bhawani, adhikaron ko pane mein.