MUMBAI: Doordarshan’s Sahyadri Channel will be commemorating “Mother’s Day” on 11th May,2014 with the telecast of a special event “Prerna Puraskar,2014” which will be a special awards function showcasing the unique bonding of “Mother-Daughter” as well as focusing on the theme of “Ladki Padhegi to Ladki Badhegi. This year the whole event has been designed in a way to extract a commitment from leaders of all sections of the society to support girl child education so that it paves the way for her all round success and progress in life. The event proposes to tie up with people from cross section of society and NGO’s who work towards girl child progress.
This event is strongly supported and sponsored by "Clinic Plus “a brand that celebrates the relationship between a mother and a daughter. It signifies this evolving dynamic of a mother-daughter relationship, and acts as a true companion strengthening their bond. Prerna Puraskar identifies the role of Doordarshan as a public broadcaster; it had also won the Bronze Lion Award at the Cannes International Advertising Festival in 2006.
The following mother-daughter personalities will be awarded at this event with the “Prerna Purasakar, 2014”.
Daughter, Poorvi Bhave & Mother, Varsha Bhave
Varsha Bhave an artist, composer and teacher of Hindustani Classical Music. She is the founder of “Kalangan” an organization which seeks to make children aware of their inclination for the performing arts – including music, theatre, dance and moulds them in to being good artistes. Recipientof Natyadarpan Award for her outstanding performance in the field of natya-sangeet. Poorvi Bhave started her career as a News Anchor with Star Majha and currently hosting popular shows like “Ghe Bharari” “Mejwani Paripoorn Kitchen” “Jallosh Suvarnayugacha”. She debuted in Mrathi Film “Pitruroon” last year.
Daughter, Ms. Sohaa Kulkarni & (Mother) Neena Kulkarni
Neena Kulkarni is veteranfilm actress and producer. She has appeared in many Hindi and Marathi movies viz., Garam Masala, Nayak, Dum, Guru, Dum, Paheli. She is a popular face on Indian television and theatre. In 2006, she produced a Marathi Film “Shevri” which won the best film & best actor award at The Pune International Film Festival. Her daughter, Ms. Sohaa Kulkarni is currently The Creative Head for Dashami Creations Production House. She has also been the Executive Producer with the entertainment channels like Zee Marathi & Sony.
(Daughter) Tejashree Walawalkar & (Mother) Jagruti Walawalkar
Tejashree is one of the most popular child artists in Marathi Cinema & Television. She started her career with Marathi Film “Aaji Ani Naat” and won the audiences with her performance as “Ramabai Ranade” in “Unch Maza Zoka”, a popular television show. Her mother, Jagruti works for LIC of India and have been awarded by Pune Muncipal Corporation as the best LIC Agent.
Daughter, Ms. Shubhada & Mother, Manik Varadkar
Shubhada is a fine exponent of Odissi and a cancer survivor. Shubhada was awarded prestigious awards like “Singar Mani” “Priyadarshini” “Maharashtra Gourav” by some of the leading organisations. Recently Shubhada has received a prestigious “Mahari” Award 2011 of Orissa. Shubhada has been teaching, performing and conducting workshops in India and abroad for more than a decade. Shubhada is an empanelled artiste of Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Her mother, Manik Varadkar is a social activist, working relentlessly for poor, needy and downtrodden children. She believes that every one of us must give back to the society in any way possible, be it voluntary or monetary services.
Daughter, Manaswini Lata Ravindra & Mother, Lata Pratibha Madhukar
Manaswini is a young theatre person who was recently invited by the Royal Court Theatre in London to participate in a workshop for young playwrights. Manaswini believes that the only way to help and change society is to engage with social service. Theatre, she realized was an entertaining, engaging and a challenging medium to raise social issues. CIGARETTES, was her first full-length play and then she wrote Alvida, Mazy Vatanich Kara Khura, Ekmekaat and Lakh Lakh Chanderi. Copywriter with Big 92.7FM, Columnist in Sakaal, Kalamnama & Scriptwriter for various daily soaps like Eka lagnachi Dusri Gosht, Lek Ladki ya gharachi. Owing to her mothers’ involvement with some of the key social activist movements in India (for 10 years Manaswini’s mother, Lata helped Medha Patkar with the ‘Narmada Bachao Andolan. Mrs. Lata is a Social Activist, Researcher & Trainer.
Daughter, Anijali Kirtane & Mother, Padmini Govind Biniwale
Anjali is a Creative Writer, Researcher and Short Film Maker. Popularly known for her creative writing she has written books like Passion Flower, Hirvi Gani, Cherry Blossom & Dr. Anandibai Joshi: Kaal Aani Kartutwa which was converted in to a short film which won the Best Documentary Award of Maharashtra State. The film was also selected in the Baltimore Marathi Convention in U.S.A. She has inherited the writing skill from her mother Mrs. Padminin who is Lecturer, Marathi Poetess & Fiction Writer. Her writing includes tremendously well written Marathi books like Ranatla Diva (Story Book), Midas (Poems) and many more.
Daughter, Janhavi Deepak Vartak & Mother, Jyoti Vartak
Janhavi is a 14year National Level Gymnastic Champion. In the year 200,0 she participated and won the national championship in Sub Junior level, under 10group at Jodhpur in Gymnastics. She also plays Kabbadi for Maharashtra Kabaddi, Association. Her mother, Jyoti is a home maker and has inculcated in her children the invaluable traits of determination, courage to fight all odds and the determination to win.
Daughter, Vidya R. Thakur & Mother, Anusya Padir
Vidya is a renowned ENT Surgeon having vast experience of working with leading hospitals in Mumbai. Her mother Ansuya Padir hails from a tribal village Kotwal Wadi situated in the dense forest of Raigad Dist. Social Activist, Anusya has been instrumental in providing basic facilities at Khandas Tribal Area under Gram Sadak Yojana, Housing under Adivasi Gharkul Niwas scheme,Bore wells etc. She also runs a HPCL retail outlet Pursharth Auto Services at Kalamboli.
Daughter, Tejashree Amonkar & Mother, Bharti Amonkar
Tejashree is a singer and the granddaughter of Kishori Amonkar. Though a degree holder in fashion technology, 27-year-old Tejashri has gained firsthand knowledge of the techniques and execution skills of Hindustani vocal music. She also performed solo at the Arohi festival where music lovers found her performance likable and acceptable. Her mother, Bharti Amonkar is a fine exponent of Odissi. She has been performing at state level since last 30 years.
Daughter, Rupali Ambure & Mother, Pratibha Khairmode
Rupali is the first women to be appointed as DCP in Indian Railway. She is a woman of principle, attitude and courage. The famous Jalgaon Cyber Crime case was cracked by her and she made sure that the accused was arrested. Her mother, Pratibha Khairmode was a State government employee for her children being her ultimate life, in order to develop their career; she struggled a lot but fulfilled all her duties with a smile & vigor.
Telecast of “Prerna Puraskar 2014” on Doordarshan Sahyadri Channel on 11th May, 2014 (Sunday) from 3.30pm onwards.