Rashtra Vijay Utsav Banglar Sona Maa 2022 – An initiative by Sarmista Acharya and presented by Ankit Shaw & The Junction House was held today at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, Kolkata. This event is being celebrated to honour the women across the country for their contributions in their respective fields. This is a Noble Initiative to Support & Recognise Tribal Community Women & Acid Victims. Their vision is to celebrate 75 Years of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and Honouring Daughters with Banglar Sona Maa from different walks of life.
The Chief guest of this event was: Laxmi Agarwal, Acid Attack Survivor & Chapaak Movie Protagonist; Chirag Paswan, Member of Parliament, Bihar; Salil Acharya, Bollywood Actor; Vishal Singh, Bollywood Actor; Dr. Maria Fernandes, WB Commission for Women & VC WBFDCL, Govt W.B; Madan Mitra, MLA; Rajesh Sinha, Councillor and the award winner of Banglar Sona Maa was: Laxmi Agarwal, Acid Attack Survivor & Chapaak Movie Protagonist; Dr. Maria Fernandes, WB Commission for Women & VC WBFDCL; Richa Sharma, Actor; Aindrila Sharma, Tollywood Actress; Jessica Gomes Surana, Educationist; Mallika Banerjee, Tollywood Actor; Tanusree Chakraborty, Tollywood Actor; Ushoshi Sengupta, Miss Universe India; Ila Pal, Eminent Indian Swimmer; Urwas Jaiswal, Ms Asia World 2022; Dr. Rupali Basu, MD & CEO Woodlands Hospital; Santi Das, Additional special superintendent at CID, WB; Ranjita Sinha, Transgender Activist; Megh Sayantani Ghosh, Transgender Lawyer, Classical Dancer & Choreographer; Sanchayita Jadav, Acid Attack Survivor; Piyali Basak, Mountaineer; Sampa Guha, International Power lifter & Kolkata Police Officer; Sudeshna Roy, Eminent Tollywood actress & Child rights crusader; Poulomi Ghatak, International Table tennis Player, Olympian & Arjuna Awardee; Srovonti Bandyopadhyay, Member: WB Commission for Women & Co founder of The Bengal Ghorana.
Speaking to the media, Ms. Sarmista Acharya, Social Activist said, “It’s a daughter’s month celebration. It’s a salute to the woman who has given birth to such pride in our nation. When you come across a strong daughter, you’ll know it the moment she enters the room. She gives off a vibe of self-confidence that anyone could spot from a mile away. She knows what she wants in life, goes after it, and doesn’t depend on anyone else for what she wants, so we are presenting such proud daughters of our nation like Laxmi Agarwal and many others from different generations of the sector.”
Mr. Ankit Shaw, Celebrity Anchor & National Record Holder of West Bengal said, “We are honoured to celebrate 75th Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav by Honouring Daughters of the Country as Rashtra Vijay Utsav Banglar Sona Maa 2022. Daughters will be felicitated who have contributed to the nation. I feel so privileged to Plan & Organise this esteemed program as this is a Noble message to society that Tribal Community Women are an Integral part of our society.”
Speaking on the Occasion, Mr. Raj Roy, Director of The Junction House said, “Women are somehow neglected and have to go through a lot in the society, this initiative to bring revolution bringing all the community in one platform. Tribal Women, Transgender, Acid Victims, Bureaucrats, Athlete have been contributing but there are other sections of women who are left behind, we have to come forward and take them ahead. We are so happy that Laxmi Agarwal & other Chief Guests have come to support the cause too.”