India Today Woman Summit 2018: Rajasthan’s shining stars

first_imgThe panel of the second session ‘Swimming Against the Tide: Floating to the Top’ which celebrated the eight champion women from Rajasthan started with the India Today Woman Awards. From awards for sports to spirit, these women were presented awards in different fields by Dr Kiran Maheshwari, Cabinet Minister For Higher, Technical & Sanskrit Education Department, Rajasthan and Raj Chengappa, India Today Group Editorial Director (publishing).Following are the awards that were handed to eight inspirational women from Rajasthan:India Today Woman Award for Sports – This award was given to Shalini Pathak, who is an Inspector in Rajasthan Police (RAC) and also a part of India’s Kabbadi team.India Today Woman Award for Courage – The winner, Manju Devi, got this award for her strength and courage to survive in a man’s world. Manju is the only woman coolie working at Jaipur Railway Station. She has been working as a coolie for the past eight years now and raised three children.India Today Woman Award for Adventure – The winner, Asha Jhajharia, is a young mother of two teenagers, who climbed the Mount Everest successfully in 2017. Asha trained for one year before the summit.India Today Woman Award for Spirit – The winner, Saroj Choudhary is an agricultural scientist, who adopted a daughter even before she got married.India Today Woman Award for Style – Kiyara, who hails from a small town near Punjab an Haryana is a model working with agency IMG and has walked for Lakme Fashion Week, Vogue, Verve and a Bridal Show in Milan. Kiyara shows that glamour has no boundaries.India Today Woman Award for Perseverance – The award was given to Rupa Yadav, who was married to a 12-year-old boy at the age of 8, but that did not stop her from pursuing her studies in medicine. She cleared her exam for Bikaner Medical college in the first attempt.India Today Woman Award for Entrepreneurship – Australian national Samantha Lowe, who came to India as an exporter of jewellery is now an entrepreneur working in Jaipur. She owns an Italian-Indian fusion cafe as well.India Today Woman Award for Culture – Shabana Dagar, the winner of this award, is the curator of Dagar archives which is a museum that represents 500-year-old classical music gharana, Dhrupad, from Rajasthan.Also read: Swimming Against the Tide: 8 women who defeated all oddsadvertisementSee pics: Swimming against the tide: Rajasthan’s champion women at India Today Woman Summit 2018Also watch: India Today Woman Summit: These women swam against the tide to reach the toplast_img read more