MUMBAI: The National Broadcaster, Doordarshan in association with the Sahyog Foundation organized the SAHYADRI SAHYOG SINDHU AWARDS -2014 at Doordarshan Mumbai Kandra to felicitate the eminent personalities from Sindhi Community who had done extraordinary work in their respective fields.
Today, commendably, Sindhis are truly a world community, with a Sindhi present in over 200 countries all over the globe. Earlier Sindhis were recognized as successful businessmen only, but Sindhis of today have excelled in all walks of life – industry, medicine, cinema, learning and letters, technology, computers, journalism, finance and banking – in short in every conceivable vocation.
Sahyog Foundation is a Socio-Cultural-Educational Organization formed in 1988 which have played an important role in uniting the “SINDHI COMMUNITY” present all over the globe. It also strives for the uplift of downtrodden apart from launching a tirade against social evils such as dowry menace, drug abuse etc. Under the stewardship of Chairman Ram Jawhrani, Sahyog Foundation focused on helping widows with sewing machines for self occupation and supporting the sick and ailing persons with doles, medicines and free treatment, besides encouraging art and culture through stage shows and programmes.
Doordarshan’s – Western Division Convenor ADG, Mukesh Sharma presided over the event and Film Star Jitendra graced the occasion as the Chief Guest for this evening. The icing on the cake was the presence of Actor, Amir Khan to felicitate Smt. Shobha Kapoor in this prestigious award event.
The eminent personalities from Sindhi Community to receive “Sahyadri Sahyog Sindhu Awards” were:
? Dr. Ram Buxani – Excellent Contribution towards Sindhyat
? Shri Danish Nawaz – Promotion of Sindhi Publication
? Shri Ramesh Taurani – Services rendered to Film Production & Music
? Shri Aftab Shivdasani- Services rendered as a Film Artist
? Smt. Suman R. Tulsiani- Services rendered as a Philanthropist
? Shri J. C. Prakash – Excellent Contribution in Social Services
? Dr. Kanayala Lekhwani – Services rendered to Sindhi Literature
? Ms. Manju Nichani - Services rendered in the field of Education
? Shri Lachmandas Chellaram - Services rendered to Spiritualism
? Smt. Shobha Kapoor - Services rendered to T.V. & Film Industry
? Shri Prem Matlani - Services rendered in the field of Research
The event enlightened in the presence of dignitaries like Actress Jacqueline Fernandes, Dr. Jagannathrao Hegde, Shri Anil Sharma, Dr. Rajan M. Welukar, Director Anil Sharma, Shri Kiran Shantaram, Smt. Kiran Juneja, Shri Pahlaj Nahlani, Shri Jayantilal Gada & Ms. Sanjeevani Bhelande.