Achievers felicitated at AIAC Awards & “DOCTOR OF LETTERS” Convocation event
By Bipin Sharma
Veteran journalist and Founder-Director of All India Achiever’s Conference (AIAC) Abhishek Bachchan hosted yet another glorious event recently at Hotel Samrat in the capital on December 12, 2017.
The event added another feather in the cap of Bachchan as it happened to be the 86th AIAC Excellence Awards Event hosted by him.
The key highlights of the event were the “DOCTOR OF LETTERS” Convocation Ceremony and the conferring of “Indian Icon Awards” to achievers who had excelled in their respective fields.
The Doctor of Letters Convocation Ceremony organized under the aegis of International Tamil University and the Kings University, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA saw Chancellor of these universities Dr. N. Selvin Kumar present Honorary Doctorates to 6 achievers who had made significant contribution in their respective fields.
The Chief Guest of the event was Dr Janice Darbari H.E. The Consul Gen. of Montenegro while the celebrity Guest of Honour was Raza Murad. Among the Guests of Honour who graced the event with their benign presence were personalities like Senior BJP Leader Vijay Jolly, Anurudh Lal (General Secretary, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee), Dr Jai Madaan (renowned Astrologer and Vaastu expert), Neetu Singhal (Chief Editor, NavDrishti Times), Krishan Tiwari (Editor and Publisher of Zoom Delhi), Sanjeev Dev Malik (CMD-Asian News Channel/GNN/NewsAge), Dr. Sumathy Bachchan, Avleen Khokhar, Harpreet Sharma, Nivedita, Neha Bahl, Sanjay Mittal, Abhinav, Tamal Mitra to name a few.
Indian Icon Awards under the aegis of All India Achiever’s Conference (AIAC) were conferred on achievers from different fields at the glittering event at Hotel Samrat. Among those honoured at the event included icons of their fields namely Gunpreet Kahlon Kohli, Neha Kala, Dr. Jai Madaan, Shivani Singh, Amit Gupta, Anupama D. Sharma, Anita Arora, Narender Arora, Varun Katyal, Sumita Dass, Madhavi Advani and Anu Dheer.
Speaking on the occasion, actor and jury chairman Raza Murad said, “Abhishek Bachchan deserves all plaudits for undertaking the unique and noble initiative of recognizing and honouring talents based at different nooks and corners of the country. Founded in 1989, the All India Achiever’s Conference (AIAC) has come a long way having hosted 86 “Excellence Awards” event at different places all over the country. Bachchan is a protagonist in the truest sense, and deserves all credit for recognizing and honouring the talents of countless people in his illustrious career so far. The fact that the awards are given purely on merit and one’s accomplishments is what sets the AIAC awards apart from others. These awards have indubitably set a novel trend.”
Abhishek Bachchan shared, “It’s been a wonderful and eventful journey so far. The endeavour has incessantly been on bringing to fore, all the deserving and meritorious achievers who have made significant contribution to the society at some point or the other. It all started when I realized how many talented men and women were being devoid of their due share of rewards and recognition as there was no robust platform for them to showcase their real worth and acumen. This led to the genesis of All Indian Achiever’s Conference (AIAC) for providing the much needed rostrum for all the deserving men and women of the society to showcase their real prowess. The winners are decided every time by an eminent jury panel that follows stringent norms and procedures before pronouncing the names of the awardees. The AIAC jury comprises an impressive list beginning from jury chairman Raza Murad to Padmashree Penaz Masani, Sunil Pal, Avtar Gill, Suresh Oberoi, Dr. Jai Madaan, Mukesh Rishi and Sanjeev Dev Malik. The event is organized thrice a year with Mumbai and Delhi being permanent destinations, while the third venue is decided depending upon the prevalent circumstances and priorities. Our thrust all these years, has constantly remained on honouring the talented men and women of the society, and thus to inspire others to take a leaf out of their books for contributing something incredible towards the society in their respective avenues. The key motto being to ensure that no talent and deserving Achiever ever go unnoticed and unrewarded.”