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.
Awesome post. Neatly covered. Thank you for sharing..Mine coming soon.. :)
colorful photos show the energy of the event. real experience must have been more energetic!
Lovely pics.. looks like a fun event :)
Thanks For the appreciation UK. Waiting eagerly, for your Blog-post.
HI Sapana, you said it, the photos show the energy and the reality was much more energetic. It was super-energetic to bond with buddy-bloggers like Khushboo, Stuti , Sherna , Anahita etc. for the Award-winner Geeta.
Thanks Ananya. Right the event was fun-filled and a proud-moment for us , cause our friend Geeta was the Celebrity.
What an event ! Geeta's story is truly inspiring. I just read it on the link that you shared.
Hey Life360degrees, Welcome to ' Spirit Of Mumbai'. Many of Mumbai bloggers were present at this VWomen's Event to cheer for and get inspired by buddy-blogger Geeta.
I have met Mrs.Geeta number of times but never knew that such an extra ordinary personality she is. She is indeed a great lady carrying a wonderful heart as beautiful as her smile. Sujata...its such an awesome write from you...neat and simple!!! wonderful even!!!
Hi Tina , Thanks for such hearty compliments. I will convey all of this to Geeta. I wish you were there to share our joy of Geeta's felicitation.
Lovely post Sujata !! You have captured the Essence of the Show really well !! I could not join in as I was unwell but got the Gist of the Show and as always Geeta is a Rockstar !!
HI Pooja, I am sorry, you could not come. Hope you are doing well now. You said it Geeta, the Award-winner is a ROCKSTAR , so naturally the blog-post about her is Lovely.
Thanks and Welcome to "Spirit Of Mumbai"
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