In association with Reliance Foundation, the channel presented the 5th Edition of the prestigious Real Heroes Awards
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | March 27, 2012
A hero can be defined as someone who displays courage and nobility in adversity and risks his/her life for the greater good. CNN-IBN and Reliance Foundation announced and honored 24 such individuals in the 5th Edition of âReal Heroes Awardsâ. These ordinary citizens have put forth extraordinary service to the nation by putting the society before them. They were felicitated with a trophy and a cash prize of INR 5 lakh each at a gala ceremony held at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai in the presence of the eminent personalities of India.
The grand finale will be telecast on CNN-IBN on Saturday, March 31st @ 7:00 PM, with a repeat telecast on April 1st @ 11 AM & 9:30 PM, IBN7 on Saturday, April 7th @ 8:00 PM with a repeat telecast on Sunday, April 8th @ 3:00 PM and on IBN-Lokmat on Saturday, March 31st @ 8:00 PM with a repeat telecast at Sunday, April 1st @ 10:00 AM.
These 24 Real Heroes were shortlisted by the CNN-IBN Editorial Board from across India (6 from each zone). RIL Chairman and Managing Director, Mukesh Ambani; Reliance Foundation Chairperson, Nita Ambani; Actor Aamir Khan; Cricket-icon Sachin Tendulkar; eminent singer Lata Mangeshkar and Actress Hema Malini all who have lent their voices to a number of social causes, were the Guests of Honour at the event.
The following 25 Real Heroes were awarded by CNN-IBN and Reliance Foundation
BERTHA G DKHAR
R. K. VISWAJIT SINGH
KEEPU TSERING LEPCHA
TABASSUM BANO, TARANNUM BANO AND RUBINA BANO
VIRENDRA SAM SINGH
MANJU SINGHANIA AND JO MCGOWAN CHOPRA
DR. GIRISH MAHADEO KULKARNI
SINDHUTAI SAPKAL (MAI)
C K GANGULY AND MARY VATTAMATTAM
KARIBEERAN PARAMESWARAN AND P. CHOODAMANI
SHOBHANA RANADE (Life Time Achievement)
Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN Lokmat, said âAt a time when we need them the most to transform the society we live in, we have been blessed by these Real Heroes who have taken the initiative to provide hope and strength to millions with their stories that truly inspire change. It is a privilege beyond words to honour these Real Heroes.â
Speaking on the initiative, Mrs. Nita Ambani, Chairperson, Reliance Foundation said, âReal Heroes continues to recognize the power of belief and conviction that drives the human spirit to bring about real change and positively impact the lives of others. The Real Heroes have proved their mettle by demonstrating deep commitment to be agents of change in their community. We salute the work of these Real Heroes which will emerge as an inspiration to millions in this country."