Mumbai: The Hindi news channel Zee Hindustan recently conducted their flagship event ‘Ananya Samman’ awards ceremony to recognize the contribution of various people through different fields.
This year, former Captain for the Indian Cricket – Sunil Gavaskar was awarded the Lifetime achiever award. The evening was also graced by various union ministers, Dr Jitendra Singh, Anupriya Singh Patel, Prahalad Singh Patel, and Dr Mahesh Sharma.
The notable awardees were Padma Bhushan Awardee, Sajan Mishra for his contribution to the Indian Classical Music, Karnam Malleshwari and Deepa Malik for their outstanding achievements in the field of sports; Dr Kumar Vishwas for his exceptional accomplishment in the field of poetry and AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria, whose contribution to medicine has been pivotal for the health sector. Some of the other people who graced and facilitated the event were M.J. Kadri, Ramveer Tanvar, and Gaurav Rai.
The award show had three categories – Ananya Vishesh, saluting the unsung heroes across the country who deserve due recognition for helping the community during such challenging times; Ananya Samman, to acknowledge & award eminent personalities consisting of celebrities and luminaries and Lifetime Achiever Award, felicitating an icon who has devoted his/her life to become a true maverick in their respective field.
In his address during the Ananya Samman, Zee Hindustan CEO Purushottam Vaishnava said, “Zee media is proud to honour stalwarts from various industries who are working towards the betterment of society and abide to make a difference in many ways. With these awards, we aim to acknowledge the great work done by these dignitaries to inspire many more people to contribute to society.”