URJA Awards 2019 – in association with Usha Kakade’s Gravittus Foundation and HELLO!, world’s leading royal and celebrity news brand recently celebrated the achievements and contributions of dignitaries who left a mark of their own, across diverse fields recently.
The fifth edition of URJA Awards held at a plush suburban hotel recently witnessed eminent personalities from different walks of life such as entertainment, sports, business and education coming together to commemorate accomplishments of each other.
Usha Kakade, Founder & President Gravittus Foundation said, “Today it gives me an immense sense of pride by stepping into fifth year of URJA awards. I would like to make a mention of our media partner HELLO! for their support in making this event a grand success. With our close association with the magazine brand we have reached new heights and created many milestones in terms of our reach in the society. It is our endeavour to acknowledge and honour the individuals who have made selfless contribution towards the upliftment of the society and have extended their endless support to various causes with an aim to make our society a better place to live!”
Commenting on the association, Ruchika Mehta, Editor, Hello! Magazine India said, “HELLO! has established itself as a name to reckon with in the luxury lifestyle space through the various content and experiential properties. Our association with URJA awards for the second consecutive year, bears testimony to our expertise in conceptualising and executing properties reflecting the core objective of a brand. We are proud to strengthen this association and play a part in recognizing the eminent personalities across different sectors for their outstanding work and excellence in their respective fields.”
The night was graced by personalities like Manisha Koirala, Aditi Rao Hydari, music maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Armaan Jain, Shaina NC along with Chief guests Amruta Fadnavis, Harsh Goenka, Usha Kakade and Ruchika Mehta.
Divided into 12 categories, actress Aditi Rao Hydari was felicitated for Contribution to Bollywood whereas Aayush Sharma won the award for Debutant of the Year. Late Major Kaustubh Rane won Contribution to bravery award while Harbhajan Singh and Heena Sidhu bagged Contribution to Sports category respectively.
Sanjiv Bajaj won Business Leader of the Year award whereas Excellence in Conservation and the Contribution to Creativity and Society was bagged by Rouble Nagi. Contribution to mental health and Education award was won by Neeraj Birla. Also, excellence in education award was won by Aseem Chauhan.
One of the major highlights of the evening was Manisha Koirala’s book, Healed.
Gravittus Foundation known for its women and child empowerment initiatives presented the honor in medicine category to Dr Firoza Parikh. Schauna Chauhan Saluja was felicitated with Contribution to Corporate Excellence award whereas Ustad Amjad Ali Khan was awarded with Lifetime achievement trophy.