WIFT India Rising felicitates Women achievers of 61st National Awards 2014
WIFT (Women in Film and Television) India Rising hosted an evening honoring women from the film industry who have contributed to the growth and development of films, TV and media. WIFT India took the initiative of bringing this year’s women National Award winners together to felicitate them and support women whose films have been selected for Cannes Film Festival.
The women who were felicitated were Geetanjali Thapa, Shabnam Sukhdev, Anjali Patil, Amruta Subhash, Sumitra Bhave, Shweta Ghosh, Bela Shende, Aarti Shrivastava, Akanksha Sood Singh, Gauri Gadgil, Sanjana Rai, Charu Shree Roy, Alaka Sahani, Kavita Bahl and Padma Shri recipient Sooni Taraporewala who is also an advisory board member with WIFT India.
WIFT India is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to provide a dynamic platform to facilitate the exchange of ideas, accelerate the professional development and recognize the achievement of women in film, television and other screen based media.
On this occasion Ms. Petrina D Rozario, Founder President, WIFT, India says, “The national award is a very prestigious award in the country and it is great inspiration for women who might nurture the dream of working in the entertainment industry. This is an initiative by WIFT to get all the successful women under the same roof to celebrate their achievement in the film and television industry.” adding this Actor Imran Khan said, “I’m very happy to support this initiative by WIFT India, this felicitation ceremony is a platform not only that appreciates women and their talent in film and television but also encourages women to join this industry and showcase their talent”.
The night also saw the presence of celebrities like Imran Khan, Pallavi Sharda, Tanuja Chandra, Nandita Das, Divya Bhushan Kumar, Rituparna Sengupta, Rajiv Khandelwal, Nandana Sen and many more gathered to appreciate the achievements of these talented women.