Laadli Media Awards to be held in Mumbai on October 12

05 Oct,2018

By A Correspondent

 

The annual South Asia Laadli Media & Advertising Awards for Gender Sensitivity 2017, spearheaded by Population First, will see 33 Awards being presented in different categories to media professionals who have displayed exemplary sensitivity in reporting on gender issues.

 

The awards will be held on Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 6.30pm in Mumbai. Said Dr AL Sharada, Director, Population First: “From a mere 100 entries in 2007 to more than 1700 entries in 2018, Laadli Media Awards have come a long way in acknowledging the media’s contribution in women empowerment and gender issues. The increasing volume of discussion in public domain on gender issues is an indication that we are witnessing the beginnings of change”.

 

Veteran Indian journalist Shekhar Gupta will be Chief Guest this year.

 

The highlight this year is the Laadli of the Century award which will be presented to Madam Coomi Wadia, the veteran and famous woman Choir Conductor of India. Also, the Woman behind the Screen Award will be posthumously awarded to Late Kalpana Lajmi for her contribution to Indian Cinema and for her courage to make meaningful women-oriented films. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Dr. Prabha Atre, renowned Indian Classical Vocalist from Kirana Gharana for her contributions to the field of music. The award for Consistent Reporting on Films from a Gender Perspective would be presented to Shoma Chatterji. Famous Indian Singer Joi Barua will be performing at the event that celebrates a gender sensitive media.

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