11, Oct 2023
Umeed Awards 2023: Celebrating Extraordinary Achievements of Special Children

In a heartwarming celebration of resilience, talent, and achievement, the Umeed Awards 2023, hosted by the Nanhaa Gyan Foundation, established by Romal Surana, and Sva Eternal, founded by Gayatri Chadwa, in collaboration with The World of Blessings, came to a close on October 7, 2023, at Trinity International School.

This exceptional event united a diverse community to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of special children who have overcome obstacles and demonstrated exceptional talents.

Romal Surana, the visionary behind the Nanhaa Gyan Foundation, expressed her profound pride, stating, “The Umeed Awards serve as a testament to the unbreakable spirit of these remarkable individuals. At the Nanhaa Gyan Foundation, we are dedicated to providing a platform for these talents to shine, and today, we witness their brilliance illuminating our hearts.”

Gayatri Chadwa, the founder of Sva Eternal, echoed these sentiments, adding, “Sva Eternal is committed to nurturing inclusivity and celebrating diversity. The Umeed Awards showcase the power of community, determination, and support. Each awardee has shown us that obstacles can be turned into stepping stones toward greatness.”

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Distinguished chief guests Ulka Devrukhkar, Kapila Soni, and Chetna Bidave graced the event, enhancing its significance.

List of Awardees:

Sagar Rode
Venishetti Ravikumar
Vinod Ram Vanjari
Raghav Srivastava
Devaj Abhiit Bhate
Prerna Appa Gholap
Omkar Balkrishna Shinde
Akshay Shanbhag
Aditya Amit Ande
Aashrita Shetty
Pranay Oswal
Mogili Laxmaiah
Diya Jayesh Shah
Sowmil Kowadkar
Shivam Punabi
Jinisha Oswal
Pratik Kishor Chopada
Ajit Kunte
Swami Balu Karande
Kaneecka Karbhari
Aarush Jain
Samiksha Nair
Aditi Murugkar
Rohan Goyal
Yuvraj Mahalle
Muskan Shekh
Skandan Deshmukh

The Umeed Awards were notable for their emphasis on substance rather than style. Unlike many high-profile ceremonies, this event placed a spotlight on the genuine accomplishments of the awardees, showcasing their incredible journeys and talents. The morning featured heartwarming performances that displayed the exceptional skills of the award recipients, leaving a lasting impact on all in attendance.

The organizers expressed their heartfelt appreciation to supporters Rupali Dhamdhere, Principal of Trinity International School, Dr. Prachetan Potadar, Founder of Stay Featured, Vindi Pujari, Director of Nerva Education Foundation, Bhavisha Buddhadeo, and Pooja D, Founders of Rootskill and Rootcoom, and other contributors who played a pivotal role in the event’s success.

Distinguished guests, including Dr. Anita Kaul, Sejal Desai Ray, Dr Sarvjeet Kirad, Ujjwala, Jayprada Biswal, Neha Verma Madan, as well as representatives from Sunderjis Global Academia and Institute of Special Needs, Revachand Academy, and many others, attended the event to offer support and encouragement to the awardees and performers. This event not only celebrated the talents of these exceptional individuals but also served as a powerful reminder of the boundless potential that resides within every person, regardless of the challenges they face.

Media Partners who contributed to the event’s success include Neel Writes, Brand Maker RD, Aimsolute, and regional media partner Samruddha Vyapar.

The event also featured a “Walk with Plants” organized by Rootskill and choreographed by Sumaya Pathan, where parents and guests carried a plant to raise awareness about nature.