A Grand Event was held on the occassion of International Womens Day by Andhrash tourism development firm, V Team, J World jointly at Gurajada Kalakshetram at Siripuram. V Team CEO Veeru Mama presided the event while AP Tourism Development firm Director P.S.Naidu, Popular Actors Sarath Kumar, Naresh, State Women Commission Chairperson Nannapaneni Rajakumari, Dynamic Lady Director Jaya B, Ganta Narayanamma Trust Chairperson Ganta Sarada, Suraksha Hospitals Director Dr Raghu, Producer Varma Raju, Director Jagadeesh Daneti, VJF Director Srinubabu, Hero Ganta Raviteja, 'Vaisakham' Producer B.A.Raju, Narayana Educational Group Director Sarani Ganta graced the event.
13 Women who showed excellence in various fields were honoured with IWDA awards. Senior Actress, Guinness Book Of World Record Holder as a Director, Smt Vijayanirmala is honoured with life time achievement award. On behalf of Vijayanirmala, Her son Naresh accepted the award. IWDA awards were presented to -Dynamic Lady Director Jaya B in Directors category, Seetha Madabhushi from US for Traditional Dance, Film Actress Sana, Padmini Kachhapi from US for Music, Nazareth Hazan from Dubai for Peace Ambassador, Social Worker Haarika Kolivelisi, Film Singer Kalpana, TV Actress Pallavi, Social Worker Kalasa Medapureddy, Marchina De Cruz for Advanced Education, Steel Plant Traffic Police G.Lakshmi, Actress Samalini Ponsika, Sridevi Varmadatla for Agriculture were awarded with VTM Lifetime achievement awards by guests. They were awarded Mahanati Savitri book along with award mementos.
On this occassion, Actor Sarath Kumar said, " It's great to see the International Womens Day is being celebrated in such a grand manner. I will attend next year's event along with my wife Radhika."
State Women Commission Chairperson Nannapaneni Rajakumari, " Last year I recieved Lifetime Achievement Award. This year I am elated to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Naresh on behalf of her mother Senior Actress, Popular Director Vijayanirmala. These Women who are being awarded here today stands as an example for women power and also states that Women are equal in every field."
Dynamic Lady Director Jaya B, " I feel very happy that Vijayanirmala Garu, who is an inspiration for all of us is honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award. Happy to see Naresh garu attending this event on behalf of his mother. My happiness gets doubled to recieve IWDA Award as a Director in the same event where Vijayanirmala Garu honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award. I feel lucky to recieve this awards from my favourite persons Nannapaneni Rajakumari Garu, Sarath Kumar Garu, Naresh Garu. I shot my movies in Visakhapatnam. I will shoot my next film here in Vizag. This is a memorable moment for me to recieve this award in the presence of Visakhapatnam people and so many talented women. Among all my films, 'Vaisakham' is getting very good appreciation and winning many awards."
Movie Artists Association General Secretary, Vijayanirmala's Son Dr Naresh, " Professionally Visakhapatnam is like my mother. First shot of 'Nalugu Sthambalata' in Jandhyala gari Direction was shot here in Vizag. Later my superhit films Rendu Jella Seetha, Jambalakidi Pamba, Srivariki Premalekha were shot in Vishakhapatnam. Amma Vijayanirmala was unable to attend this event as she is not feeling well. That's why I attended this event on behalf of her. I am here today because of my mother Vijayanirmala, Krishna Garu, Visakhapatnam people."