GUWAHATI: The first 'Northeast Unsung Heroes Red Carpet Social Awards-2019' was held in Mumbai in the presence of Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Friday. All resident commissioners of Northeast also graced the event, stated a release.
The award show started with lamp lighting ceremony done by Governor Koshyari; along with Sunil Ambekar, nation organising secretary, ABVP; Ashish Kumar Chauhan, CEO & MD, BSE; Ashish Chauhan, general secretary, ABVP; Atul Kulkarni, Chairman, SEIL; B.K. Dey, (retd DCP), Meghalaya Police; Founder, Rebecca and co-organiser, Jutikaa Mahanta. It was followed by the felicitation of the chief guest by the organizing committee.
Founder of the 'Northeast Unsung Heroes Red Carpet Social Awards', Rebecca Changkija Sema said, "On behalf of my entire team, I would like to thank everyone for pouring so much love. People think that since I am from Northeast India so people won't take me seriously; but let me tell you that I have got so much love in Maharashtra. We have 65 nominations among 5 categories from different walks of life and it has been a tough time for the jury to choose the awardees."
Co-organiser, Jutikaa Mahanta said, "This is a great initiative towards the national integration. It is our duty to so something substantial for our community back in Northeast."
The event was presented by Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in association with UFO. This initiative is supported by Mumbai Dabbawala Association, Mumbai University and IIM Shillong. Founded by Find Studioz, the associate partner of the event is SEIL (Students Inter State Living Experience) and its Chairman Atul Kulkarni is also the part of organising team.
Earlier, celebrities like Mahima Chaudhary, Zeenat Aman supported the initiative in Nagaland and Sikkim.
Co-organizer for the grand event are Shiraz Henry, Sujata Pradhan, Pavi shakya , Ashibo Chishi swu and Ankita Tiwari.