On 22nd November the fourth round of the Laadli Media Awards for Gender Sensitive by Population First supported by UNFPA and in collaboration with Kolkata Sanved was held.
The eighteen awardees have been chosen from among more than around 213 entries that were received from around 150 journalists and media persons. The awards cover six languages and 20 categories.
Most of the awards winning entries reflect a concern and sensitivity on the part of the journalists to bring into focus the trials and tribulations of women particularly from tribal communities.
They also reflect critical thinking on the retrograde social practices and beliefs which abridge the rights and restrict the freedom of women. It is heartening to note the underprivileged an marginalized women getting such media attention.
The Programme Schedule was filled by a performance by Kolkata Sanved, the presentation of Awards, Songs by Usha Uthup and a short drama by Suanjana Das Gupta.
Kolkata Sanved presented “Prioti – The Driving Force” which is not merely a performance but also an expression of energy and spirit. It is about the Sanved, their quest to move forward, the sstrength that has given them the courage to dream and encourage others to dream as well.
Kolkata Sanved is proud to be a part so that we could also raise our voice trough dance and be a part of the Laadli Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity.