Mar 09, 2018 03:37 AM

Eastern Honours Eminent Women


The Kochi-based Eastern Condiments has instituted an award to recognise ordinary women who have excelled in their life, and who have been an inspiration to many. On the occasion of the Women’s Day the Eastern Group today honoured 10 women under the ‘Eastern Bhoomika Iconic Women of Your Life’ initiative, at a function held at Crowne Plaza, Chennai AdayarPark.


Former IAS officer Smt.SanthaSheela Nair inaugurated the function along with Smt.AnupamaShivaraman Vice-chairperson of FICCI FLO and Mrs ShivapriyaBalagopal,Head of R&D, Eastern Condiments addressed the gathering.


PreethiSreenivasan(Co-founder Soulfree) , Uma Muthuraman(Founder of Suyam), Saranya(student) , Anitha(nurse) ,PadmavathyNarasimhamoorthy(Founder AWPT), Dr SuprajaDharani(Founder Trustees), NeghaShahin(Leader Trans Right Now Collective), Praveena Solomon(First few women  to manage crematorium), Rajalakshmi Ravi(Founder Tanker Foundation) were the proud recipients of 2018 Chennai Eastern Bhoomika awards.


The ‘Eastern Bhoomika Iconic Women of Your Life’ endeavour recognised the contribution made by 10 women today. As part of the selection procedure the people were asked to nominate women who influenced them in their lives. The woman could be their wife, daughter, mother, boss, teacher or colleague. They were asked to give a 60 word description of the woman along with a photograph. The nominations were through social media and by post.Many of these women have contributed to society by overcoming the challenges they encountered in their life.


The grand success of Bhoomika Awards has been celebrated across India in 7cities in India and over 70 women were honoured in Chennai, Kochi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Agra and Varanasi.


Out of the total employees of Eastern Condiments, 47 per cent are women. It is a brand that understands women. NafeesaMeeran, Director, Eastern Group, is leading the campaign.