20, Jan 2024
In a resplendent celebration of excellence, the Sharda Cultural Program unfolded its mesmerizing tapestry at Alpa Bachat Bhawan, Pune, on January 13, 2024. Meticulously curated by the Kashmiri Hindu Sabha, Pune, in collaboration with We Care Foundation and Panun Kashmir Lucknow, this cultural extravaganza spotlighted the remarkable achievements of outstanding women who have left an indelible mark in their respective fields.
Distinguished guests, including Chief Guest Shri K. K Siddha (Relief Commissioner, J&K), Guest of Honour Shidhrath Kak (renowned host of “Surabhi” fame and eminent filmmaker), and Shri Deepak Bagati (President, Bajaj Finance), graced the occasion. The felicitation ceremony, led by Mr. R.P Razdan (President, KHS Pune), Mr. Rohit Bhat (General Secretary, KHS Pune), and Secretary Ravi Kachroo (Panun Kashmir Lucknow), celebrated the exceptional accomplishments of the following phenomenal women:
Dr. Priya Palimkar
Dr. Natasha Kaul
Dr. Bharti Dhar
Dr. Anita Kaul
Dr. Amita Raina
Dr. Tulika Pandita
Mrs. Sheetal Bhat
Each award recipient, a luminary in her own right, was honored by We Care Foundation and Panun Kashmir Lucknow for her outstanding contribution to society and unwavering commitment to positive change. The audience was captivated by the rhythmic allure of live performances featuring Folk Fusion virtuoso and Electric POP luminary, ABHA HANJURA. Adding historical resonance, the Hindi play “EK AUR BIRBAL,” expertly directed by Rohit Bhat from Vomedh & TRN fame, provided illuminating insights into the profound history of Kashmiri Pandits.
Dr. Renu Singh, Founder of We Care Foundation, expressed gratitude, saying, “I am deeply grateful for the support extended by KHS Pune and Panun Kashmir Lucknow. Kudos to the event team and volunteers, hosts, photographers. The journey of women empowerment spanning over 15 years has been incredibly rewarding so far. I am here all the way from Lucknow to celebrate dedication of the our Pune team, including Dr. Saravjeet Kirad, Dr. Prachetan Potadar, Dr. Akshay Kamble, and Mrs. Bhawana Gupta, has been instrumental in making this journey a bit smoother. See you soon with groundbreaking ideas about community development “