PRATIGYA - An Oath Taking Ceremony and Social Impact Awards
With more than 50+ successful events and 3 national television shows, Brands Impact announced 'PRATIGYA – An Oath Taking Ceremony & Social Impact Awards' with an objective to encourage corporate and individuals to commit themselves to making a positive and beneficial impact in their community, society and the country, at large. The first edition was successfully executed on 30th June, 2018 at the Constitution Club, New Delhi and the oath was administered by Mrs. Kirron Kher (Member of Parliament). The event saw participation from some of the better known NGOs, social activists and eminent personalities, who came together to take an oath to always stand up for a cause, help uplift the weaker sections of the society and empower them with access to their basic fundamental rights.
The ceremony was graced by several other eminent personalities including Mr. Manoj Tiwari (Delhi BJP Chief), Mr. Shyam Jaju (National Vice President, BJP), and Ms. Poonam Dhillon (Veteran Bollywood Actor)
Among the winners of the Pratigya Social Impact Awards were Dr. Kiran Bedi's NGO- Navjyoti Foundation and India Vision Foundation, which were awarded For Excellent Contribution in areas of Crime Prevention and Women Empowerment. Bollywood actor, Dia Mirza was recognised with the "Responsible Celebrity Citizen of the Year" award. Laxmi Agarwal was awarded for "Outstanding contribution for Women Empowerment." Mrs. Poonam Dhillon's NGO, Maddad- The Helping Hands was recognised for Significant Contribution to Farmers Welfare.
A total of Rs. 5.5 lakhs (Rs. Five Lakhs Fifty Thousand) of donations were made during the event for the participating NGOs. The list of donaters included Mr. Amol Monga (Brands Impact), Mr. Ashok Gupta (Sakarni Plaster), Dr. Sanjay Panicker (Amrita Homeopathy), Capt. AD Manek (The Skyline Aviation Club), Mr. Vinay Arora (Hire Indians), Ms. Veenu Kalra & Shyam Sakhi Mandal, Mr. Mohan Chandra (Zenbi Group of Companies), Dr. Swaroop & Ms. Sohini Shastri (renowned astrologer)
The list of donatees included Ramagya Foundation, Mijwan (NGO run by Shabana Azmi and Namrata Goyal, Lakshmi Agarwal (acid attack survivor), Helpage India, Inner wheelers club of Ludhiana, Madad (NGO by Poonam Dhillon), Mridul Foundation (NGO run by Manoj Tiwari), Samadhan (NGO run by CA Mukesh Shukla) and Daksh Welfare Society.
The ceremony was preceeded by the panel discussion on Indian Education System. The panelists were Ms. Namrata Goyal, Mrs. Poonam Dhillon, Mr. Rajesh Singh, Dr. Tushar Vinod Deoras, Ms. Lakshmi Agarwal & Dr. Rajeev Gupta who discussed whether our education system was responsible for increasing social disparity. The discussion was moderated by Mr. Gulraj Singh Shahpuri.
The second edition of Pratigya is planned to be held on 30th June, 2019.
Hosted by Poonam Dhillon and being broadcasted every Sunday on National Channel, INDIA NEWS starting from September, 2018. The talk show focuses on different topics like Indian Education System, Healthcare Infrastructure, Women Empowerment, Child Welfare, etc and various social issues surrounding them. Each episode has 4 experts, discussing and suggesting ways for improving the socio-economic structure through their initiatives and contributions to the society. The show aims to encourage corporate and individuals to commit themselves in making a positive and beneficial impact in their community, society and the country at large.