Times Power Icons 2018 honours the achievers

Times Power Icons 2018 honours the achievers
Panel discussion at the event

Times Power Icons 2018 was recently held in Delhi to honours the achievers from all walks of life for their exemplary contribution in their respective fields. The awards were given in varied fields like corporate, education, art, literature, health, humanitarian, lifestyle etc. The Times Group has always been synonymous with perfection when it comes to sharing content in the form of news with its consumers. Typhoo, one of the associated brands also believes in serving perfection to the consumers. Typhoo Teas and Infusions gave away specially crafted gift hampers at the event. Aloft New Delhi Aerocity was the Hospitality Partner and Madame was the gifting partner for the event.

Manoj Tiwari - President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shazia Ilmi - Vice President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP); Deepa Malik, an international sportsperson, recipient of prestigious President's Sports Award - Arjuna Award, honored by the President of India with the Padmashri, 'National Role Model award' and Meenakshi Chaudhary, fbb Colors Femina Miss Grand India 2018, representing India at Miss Grand International 2018 at Myanmar were the Guests of Honour for the event.

"I want to congratulate all the award winners present here. It's great to see the great achievers from all walks of life. With this I can assure that India has great talent; we can achieve anything we wish." said Manoj Tiwari, President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The evening commenced with a panel discussion wherein the participants discussed about the play of power in Entrepreneurship. Amongst the panelists were Surabhi Bhadauria, Founder of Maharana Pratap Education Centre, Suman Gahlot, General Manager - Aloft New Delhi Aerocity; Shivani Malik, Marketing Director, Da Milano; Deepa Malik, the first woman to represent the country at international level sports in Paralympics; Akhil Jain, Executive Director of Jain Amar, KKvaya Mamgain - Interior Designer; Ritu Kolentine, Owner of Ritu Kolentine Bridal Makeover Studio and Academy and Dr Rajni Tripathi, Principal, Shambhunath Institute of Law (Allahabad).

Deepa Malik left the audience teary eyed when she shared, "80% of the population lives in rural India and we all are somehow affected by the mythological law and religious thought process which says that you are physically disabled because of last birth karmas (deeds). I choose to live bravely and happily by keeping the positive attitude towards the society to achieve higher goals."

Suman Gahlot, General Manager - Aloft New Delhi Aerocity added, "Times Power Icons 2018 and the vibrant, sassy and savvy Aloft New Delhi Aerocity are in sync with our time. We both are the expression of Now as we represent the same through our Self Expressers at every point of their engagement with us and strive for positive change".

The award night witnessed the success and celebration of Icons for their great contribution to the society. The Times Power Icons this year introduced the innovative game changers - the most exceptional entrepreneurs who have placed India on the path of progress with their bold dream, novelty and commendable performance. To name a few among those awarded for their exemplary contribution were, Vidur Kanodia - Food & Beverages industry, Suresh Madan - Hospitality industry, for the creative pub chain of Delhi NCR, Imperfecto, Gaurav Chauhan - Premium catering services for Le Chaat Factory, Pranav Jain - As emerging entrepreneur in the Food & Nightlife business, Gurmeet Singh Ahluwalia - banqueting and food industry in Delhi NCR, Chef Peter Beck - for promoting Indian Cuisine globally, KKavya Mamgain - MD, Manka Interior, as the most enterprising & promising Firm for Home Decor & Interior Designing of North India and Sarita Kumar - Chairperson of Green Wood Public School, Gurgaon, in the field of education.

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