Amitabh Bachchan honours 12 winners at the first-ever Senior Citizen Awards
December 5, 2013:
In a first-of-a-kind initiative, CNN-IBN, in partnership with Paranjape Schemes Construction Limited, honoured 12 unsung senior citizens of India at the Senior Citizen Awards – The Unstoppables. At a glittering awards ceremony held at Taj Land’s End Hotel in Mumbai, Chief Guest Amitabh Bachchan felicitated the winners for their brave and inspirational endeavours.
These special awardees, well past their retirement age, have been working tirelessly to improve the lives of people around them, thereby making themselves valuable partners in India’s progress. The recipients of this award were as follows:Keepu Tsering Lepcha Girish Bharadwaj Manilal Dand Chandrasekhar Sankurathri Hirbaiben Ibrahimbhai Lobi Dr. Joyce Siromoni HS D’Lima Merzaban Patel Dr. Shantuben Patel Sindhutai Sapkal Tulasi Munda Anjina Rajagopal
The Senior Citizen Awards – The Unstoppables adhered to a process of selection which had the CNN-IBN Editorial Board at its core.
Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN-Lokmat, shares his views about the awards, saying, “We are proud to bestow this honour on our senior citizens who work at the grassroots to uplift our society without looking for any kind of recognition in return. These citizens have withstood the odds of age and have zealously taken it upon themselves to pave way for a better future for the generations to come.”