by Dharm Patel | Marketing | September 29, 2014 | 3 | News
Showtime Group India TV Officer's Choice Amrapali Group Dainik Bhaskar
Salaam India Awards 2014
The awards were initiated with an intention to honour those common people who have displayed exemplary sense of courage, valour and selflessness to safeguard others while not caring for their own lives. Presented by Officer's Choice in association with Amrapali Group, the media partners for the initiative were Dainik Bhaskar and Pioneer Publicity.
Fitting the ceremony were the touching performances by Ability Unlimited, a dance troupe comprising differently-abled dancers and sand artist Nitish Bharti. These acts aimed to bring alive the perfect blend of courage, emotions, selflessness and glory, on the stage. The 14 awards were given out across four categories: Bravery, Gallantry, Jyoti Singh Awards and Special.
The selection of the Braveheats was done by a jury that was chaired by India's former CEC, Dr. SY Quraishi and comprised India TV Chaiman & Editor-in-Chief, Rajat Sharma; Former IPS, Dr. Kiran Bedi; General (Retd.) Deepak Kapoor and Former Army Chief, ace Olympian, politician and Colonel (Retd.) Rajyavardhan Rathore.
The ceremony was presided over by chief guest Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister. It was also attended by numerous generals, colonels, liqour baron Kishore Chhabria, noted gazal singer Gulam Ali and others. Addressing the gathering, Singh said: "Salaam India Awards is a great ‘point of reference' initiative by India TV. Our society that is fast transforming needs many more similar initiatives. This will surely motivate all of us to rise above of our selfish motives for the larger societal good."
Congratulating the winners, Rajat Sharma, Chaiman & Editor-in-Chief, India TV, said: "These bravehearts are the real heroes. It's an honour for all of us present here to be able to honour such heroics. It's inspiring for us all and such opportunity will go a long way in further stimulating us all as a nation to keep the humanity going."
Adding further, Ritu Dhawan, MD & CEO, India TV, said: "We at India TV promise that we will be working on more such initiatives and further our humble attempt as a responsible news channel to not only honour the extraordinaire but also motivate the society at large."
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