SHAKTI Society held its 17th annual Shakti Awards on March 9 in honour of International Women’s Day at the Bollywood Banquet Hall in Surrey. Fourteen women were recognized and awarded in their specific fields.
The following are the Shakti Award recipients of 2019:
Lifetime Achievement Award: Rukhsana Sultan
Artistic Achievement: Sujanya Dhillon
Artistic Award of Excellence: Balinder Johal
Business Award of Excellence: Kamaljit Kaur Lehal
Courage: Shakila Zareen
Community Service Award of Excellence: Dr. Babra Rana
Resilience: Amandeep Gill
Resilience Award of Excellence: Monica Gartner
Professional Achievement Award: Karen Dosanjh
Professional Achievement Award of Excellence: Monika Verma
Community Leader: Sukhvinder Kaur Vinning
Youth Leader: Tavisha Kochhar
The evening was a celebration of women’s accomplishments which began with an inspiring key note address by Senator Mobina Jaffer. This was followed by the presentation of the Shakti Awards, entertainment, a fashion show, dinner and dance. Five scholarships were also awarded to female students graduating in June 2019 who have demonstrated resilience in the face of several challenges and are in financial need.
To learn more about Shakti Society, contact Sonia at 604-307-8796, Anu at 604-551-3287 or visit http://www.shaktisociety.com/