nspiring women icons honoured at 5th annual Raindropss women achievers awards

The 5th edition of Raindropss Women Achievers Awards, which was instituted to honour women achievers in various fields, was presented at an event at the Spencer Plaza, Chennai.

Conceived by Raindropss, a youth based social organization well known for spreading social awareness messages through entertainment and media, organized its 5th annual Women Achievers Awards presented by Sathyabama University – Chennai in association with BOFTA film instititute, the awards were instituted in 2011 to honour women achievers across various genres. Oscar winning music composer A.R.Rahman’s sister, Music Director turned Producer AR Raihanah also the Goodwill Ambassador of Raindropss presided over these celebrations held in appreciation of international women’s day.

This year, lifetime achievement award was conferred on Saalumarada Thimmakka, 106 years old Environmentalist from karnataka and women achievers awards include Meenakshi Ammal oldest woman in India practicing Kalaripayattu from Kerala, first tamil woman to win medals at asian games Santhi Soundarajan from Tamil Nadu, Queen of Kollywood Nayanthra, First woman loco pilot of southern railways C V Thilagavathy from Chennai, First woman project director of ISRO Anuradha TK from Bangalore, World Whistling Champion Swetha Suresh from Chennai, Farmer Navaneetham from Thiruvallur district, Automobile Franchise Expert Wahitha Shahjahan from Pondicherry, Social Activist Vijayasree, Palam Silks Jayasree Ravi from Chnenai and Special recognition to visually challenged vocalist and instrumentalist Jyothi from Chennai were presented in the grand ceremony.

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