FICCI Ladies Organisation presents women excellence awards

April 28th, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Bollywood actor Sharmila Tagore and media personality Anurradha Prasad were among the recipients of the FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) women excellence awards from Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit on Tuesday.

The FLO presented awards to 25 women achievers from diverse fields like art, business and entrepreneurs, public service, non-governmental organisations and professionals.

India International Centre (IIC) Chairman Karan Singh and Bollywood Director and filmmaker Yash Chopra were also present during the occasion.

On the occasion, Shiela Dikshit said that the world would become more friendly and peaceful, if more women reach to prominent positions in much larger numbers.

“I am sure that this would be a much more peaceful, much more happy and much more friendly world if the women reach the prominent positions in much larger numbers then they are today. So therefore the women should not only be encouraged but also empowered,” Dikshit said.

Some of the prominent personalities who received the awards included Ghazal Singer Penaz Masani, ICICI Joint Director Chanda Kochhar and entrepreneur Sulajja Firodia Motwani.

Chanda Kochhar said that women should work as hard as men to the reach the highest positions.

“The women should also work as hard as men in a job for reaching a particular position. They should not give any excuses. I am sure you will get more such examples in coming days,” Kochhar said.

The FICCI Ladies Organization was established in 1983, as a division of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). It is an all India forum for women with headquarters in New Delhi and seven chapters throughout India representing over 1800 members. (ANI)

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