MUMBAI: India TV has instituted a bravery award in the memory of Jyoti Singh, the brave girl who lost her life after fighting the gruesome gang rape in a bus in Delhi but awakened the society on crime against women. Jyoti Singh Bravery Award will be presented at a gala ceremony in New Delhi tomorrow(28th September). The award is part of India TV's effort to honour the bravehearts of the nation with the first edition of the Officer’s Choice Salaam India Awards.
These honours are a tribute to those who stepped forward altruistically, with determination, foresight and perseverance to face the challenge head on, safeguarding someone else’s interest over their own personal safety/well being.
Ritu Dhawan, MD CEO, India TV observed, “Salaam India Awards celebrate the valour and attempts to inculcate a spirit of courage and humanity among our fellow citizens. These Bravehearts deserve our respect, support and admiration for setting an example for others to follow for a safer cordial India.”
The winners have been decided basis a stringent process, including calling in entries from all over the country, short-listing of entries by a high-power editorial board and final selection of winners by a Grand Jury headed by noted Jurist Ram Jethmalani. The Jury included India TV Chairman Editor-in-chief Rajat Sharma, India’s first Woman IPS officer Kiran Bedi, Retired Army Chief, Gen. V.K. Singh and Retired Chief Election Commissioner Dr. S.Y. Querashi.
Apart from most of the winners and their kin, the event will be attended by a powerful battery of personalities that include Cabinet Ministers, Chief Ministers, MPs, Prominent leaders from the opposition, personalities from Bollywood, Sports, Business and Media.