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CNN-IBN honours the Real Heroes of India

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 ‘Real Heroes Awards’. 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

PABITRA RABHA

R. K. VISWAJIT SINGH

KEEPU TSERING LEPCHA

BAGHAMBAR PATTANAIK

JAYA DEVI

TABASSUM BANO, TARANNUM BANO AND RUBINA BANO

NAVIN GULIA

TSEWANG DORJEY

VIRENDRA SAM SINGH

YOGESHWAR KUMAR

MANJU SINGHANIA AND JO MCGOWAN CHOPRA

MITTAL PATEL

BHARAT PATEL

VIJAY BARSE

DR. GIRISH MAHADEO KULKARNI

SINDHUTAI SAPKAL (MAI)

IRFAN AHMED

P. SHANTHAKUMAR

SHEEBA AMEER

C K GANGULY AND MARY VATTAMATTAM

RASIYA BHANU

KARIBEERAN PARAMESWARAN AND P. CHOODAMANI

KOUSALYA PERIASAMY

SHOBHANA RANADE (Life Time Achievement)

Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN Lokmat, said “At 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.”

Speaking on the initiative, Mrs. Nita Ambani, Chairperson, Reliance Foundation said, “Real 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."

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