Being a Journalist, that too a Woman, I had always received special invites and attended a lots of International Women's Day events. So this year was no big deal.
Ahaa... But wait , this VWash-VWoman of the Year 2016 ( organized by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals ) invite was absolutely a MUST-attend, Most-awaited event as my dear friend Mrs. Geeta Shridhar was the AWARD-Winner.
I had known Geeta, since my Facebook-winning spree. Most of the times, we were co-winners of the various social media contests. Our communication was restricted to 'Congratulations .... Same to you... All the best ...'. We had never met in person.
We first met at the Indibloggers meet after Geeta joined the Blog-wagon with 'Food Express from Chennai' . By then I was a pro with my 'Spirit Of Mumbai'.
I introduced Geeta to other IndiBlogger-members and new blogging communities like Blogmint, Blogadda. Geeta took to blogging with the same zest as she had been a Master-Chef finalist in 2015.
Yeah, I know... you must be wondering, is that all why she was chosen as the VWoman of the year ?.
Well ... here's the real life story of Geeta. I am sure you all will love to read and get inspired full on ....i-Diva article by Zahra Motorwala .
Now... without a further ado. let me present the real Mrs. Geeta Shridhar. Ok, Fine, be warned ... you all have seen her, where else but on TV with Bipasha Basu, Aalia Bhat, Milind Soman, RJ Malishka, Picture Pande, Master Chefs Sanjeev Kapoor, Ranveer Brar, Vikas Khanna , Vicky Ratnani, Rakhi, Harpal Sokhi, Ajay Chopra etc.
The VWomen International Women's Day event was organized to felicitate women who have made the Positive impact on the society.
As a part of the International Women’s Day
‘Breaking stereotype’ was the theme. ‘Breaking stereotype’ is redefining conventional conditions to pioneer a better way of doing things. It is about challenging existing norms to rediscover the real ‘You’. Breaking stereotype is also about daring to question ’Why” and making the conscious choice of being different or finding a new way of doing things.
The event-venue was The Lalit ( yes, the same Lalit, where we Indibloggers have millions of memories related to #BNLF ).
It began with Hi-tea. Post the caffeine shot, the lovely ladies adorned themselves with various props such as tiara, sashay, hats, garlands , feathers etc and enjoyed a fun-photo-shoot.
Instantaneous networking happened, while clicking the numerous selfies.
The ladies settled down in the grand ball room of The Lalit. The vivaciously brilliant Emcee welcomed us and raised our spirits with her dazzling speech about women-power.
The key notes by chief-dignitaries were appreciated by the audience. The Emcee was introducing the VWomen-award-winners in such a charming way that , each one received a well-deserved thunderous applause from the enthusiastic audience .
The cherry on this eye-candy dessert was the stand-up comedy show. This power packed VWomen International Women's day event concluded with appetizing mock tails and delicious buffet dinner.