India TV’s Salaam India Awards 2014 left the attendees dazzled

MUMBAI: India TV honored the Bravehearts of the nation through the second edition of “Salaam India Awards” with even greater passion and perseverance.

The awards were presented in a dazzling ceremony in New Delhi on Sunday, September 21st. The ceremony that was attended by who’s who of the nation was presided over as Chief Guest by Sh. Rajnath Singh, Honorable Union Home Minister. The ceremony also glittered through a powerful battery of dignitaries present that included personalities like Sh. Ravishankar Prasad, Sh.  Salaman Khurshid, Gen. (Retd.) V.K. Singh, Sh. Kalraj Mishra, Shri Janardan Dwivedi, Maulana Mahmood Madani, Sh. Ram Gopal Yadav, Sh. Amar Singh, Dr. Kiran Bedi,  Col. (Retd.) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Liqour Baron Mr. Kishore Chhabria, noted galzal Singer Gulam Ali, Manoj Tiwari and Dr. Naresh Trehan to name a few.

It was a perfect blend of courage, emotions, selflessness and glory, brought alive on the stage. Fitting the ceremony were the touching performances by Ability Unlimited, a dance troupe comprising differently-abled  dancers & by Sand Artist, Nitish Bharti who took those present at the ceremony to a completely different level.

The selection of the final 14 Braveheats was done by a high-powered Jury that comprised, India TV Chaiman & Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Rajat Sharma, Former IPS, Dr. Kiran Bedi, General (Retd.) Deepak Kapoor, Former Army Chief and Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore, Ace Olympian & MP. The Jury was chaired by India’s former CEC, Dr. S.Y. Quraishi.

Addressing the august gathering, Chief Guest, Sh. Rajnath Singh highlighted, “Salaam India Awards is a great “point of reference” initiative by India TV. Our society that is fast transforming, needs many more similar initiatives. This will surely motivate all of us to rise above of our selfish motives for the larger societal good.”

India TV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Rajat Sharma, while congratulating the winners, observed, “These bravehearts are the real heroes. It’s an honor for all of us present here to be able to honor such heroics.”

“It’s inspiring for us all and such opportunity will go a long way in further stimulating us all as a nation to keep the humanity going.” He added.

Ritu Dhawan, MD & CEO, India TV, said, “We on behalf of India TV promise that we will be working on more such initiatives & further our humble attempt as a responsible news channel to not only honor the extraordinaire but also motivate the society at large."

This year's initiative was presented by Officer’s Choice packaged drinking water in association with Amrapali Group. Dainik Bhaskar & Pioneer Publicity were the media Partners. The event was executed by Showtime events.

Salaam India awards as an initiative was started by India TV in 2013 with an intention to honor those common people who have displayed exemplary sense of courage, valor & selflessness to safeguard others while not caring for their own lives.

Winners’ List for Salaam India Awards 2014

Bravery Awards

1.       Payal Senani

2.       Late Nitin Yeolekar (posthumous)

Gallantry Awards

1.       Gunjan Sharma

2.       Late Aryan Raj Shukla (posthumous)

3.       Rosy Ara

Jyoti Singh Awards

1.       Fatima Khatun

2.       Sakshi Vidhyarthi

Special Awards

1.       Inspector Gaurav Godbole

2.       Constable Sunil Kumar T.P.

3.       Late Sepoy Vikram (posthumous)

4.       Nathu Singh Uttam Adhikari (QA)

5.       Late Lt Cdr Manoranjan kumar (posthumous)

6.       Aadesh Kumar Sea I CD III

7.       Riffat Abdullah

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