August 2019: Celebrating the indomitable spirit of Indian women who have overcome daunting personal challenges, JW Marriott Pune, the luxury hotel in the city hosted DeccaLeap Technologies presents ‘Jewels Of India’ on Friday. This one of a kind event showcased inspiring stories and remarkable achievements of women who have overcome hurdles and accomplished beyond the ordinary.
A few of the women who walked the ramp were Virali Modi, Disability Rights Advocate, Former Miss India Wheelchair Runner-up; Aditi Verma, Entrepreneur with Down Syndrome; Ketaki Jani, an Alopecia patient who fought back for her life; Jyothi Vallakati, Disability Rights Activist; Farida Hundekari, Founder – Fabutech and Stage IV Cancer Survivor; Komal Pawar, the first successful heart & bilateral lung transplant surgery patient in Maharashtra and Navya Singh, Transgender Model and Kathak Dancer, ACP Neelam Jadhav, and many other well-known entrepreneurs from not just Pune but across the state.
Inspiring many with the strength to get through difficult times by being living examples, these women have raised their voices to sensitize communities on their various challenges and how to overcome them. Being trendsetters in their own unique ways, they have also motivated and inspired many people around them by tirelessly contributing to social causes that uplift and empower more women every day!
As part of Marriott International’s CSR philosophy, Serve 360, JW Marriott Pune associated with Dr. Radhika Wagh & Mr. Prashant Solapurkar, Directors of Avyukta Media in spreading motivation, inspiration and encouragement in their show which was presented by Mr Anirban Sarkar, Founder & Chairman of DeccaLeap Technologies, who supported throughout this worthy cause.
Speaking at the event, Girish Sehgal, General Manager, JW Marriott Pune said, “It’s a pleasure hosting such passionate and inspiring women at JW Marriott Pune. Working together to uplift and empower women has always been a priority for us. Through this initiative we wanted to encourage more women to push their boundaries and take a step towards overcoming unsurmountable challenges to conquer new heights.”
Designers like Shruti Mangesh, The Weft, Neha Chotani, Chasa & Peshwai Collection stepped ahead to support this show with their garments, purely to exhibit their support to the cause. The gorgeous women dazzled in jewellery, hair & make up by Bhakti Sapke Shah’s ISAS academy.
The show saw its grandeur & style under the direction of Mr Shakir Shaikh & team.
Apart from the beautifully curated evening, these inspiring ladies and their powerful stories shone in the spotlight, emerging as the true Jewels of India.