Reliance Industries being known for bringing radical changes in the society has consistently worked towards energizing India. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance has persistently exhibited his magnanimousness by supporting innumerable causes that has enabled welfare in the society. This idealistic man strives to accomplish the most in every sphere he engages in. Supporting the common man, this business tycoon offers an entire new definition of Business Leaders.
Real heroes are another commendable event supported by Reliance Industries that recognizes and applauds ordinary people indulging in accomplishing extraordinary services initiated by CNN-IBN. This event in its 5th edition was honored by varied celebrities from diverse industries including the Master Blaster and other cricketers, politicians and renowned personalities from the film fraternity including Aamir Khan. RajdeepSardesai, Editor in chief of CNN-IBN inaugurated the event with his exemplary speech where he stated that these 24 unsung heroes from varied parts of the country may have not featured on the front page of leading newspapers but every bit of their stores surely deserve to be appreciated and applauded as a feature story. Nita Ambani enthusiastically referred to this event as an inspiring and encouraging event enabling millions to follow this path. The 24 heroes were honored for their consummate efforts categorized in distinct fields including Sports, Education &Children, Social Welfare, Environment, Women’s empowerment, Health &Disability, Youth.
The event beginning with the Sports category had the man of the event Sachin Tendulkar felicitating the awards. Vijay Barse was the first recipient of the award for the sports genre being known as the slum soccer. By transforming the biggest slum of Nagpur into sports enthusiasts, this coach organizes matches between varied slum teams and has changed life through his football. He also in a very contented tone mentioned that the cash fund of Rs 5 Lakhs that he was awarded with would be of great help to the soccer team geared to the event in Mexico mentored by him. Irfan Ahmed who heads the Chak de movement in Dausa,Rajasthan by training and encouraging girls towards sports was the other recipient of this prestigious award in this category.
Under the category of Health & Disability, Bertha G Dhakkar was lauded for her undying spirit towards promoting education for the visually challenged students with herself being one. She served as a torchbearer for scores of blind students and made them feel enlightened.SheebaAmeer empathized with the pain of helpless parents who are unable to afford treatment of their kids when her daughter was being diagnosed for cancer and served to be a living example for turning adversity into opportunity. Captain NavinGulia depicting the true spirit of a soldier has made efforts to transform lives of street children in Agha since the time he was paralyzed a few years back.
RK Vishwajit Singh through his physical training at KhoyathongPoelmLeikai,Imphal has been able to reform lives of drug addicts and others indulging in violence. Along with physical training, he has also been engaging them in yoga and meditation and consequentially transforming the state into a better and peaceful place. ManjuSinghania and Joe Meghovan Chopra are two friends who were being honored for their determination and passion towards their support for autistic kids.
Besides, there were other notable heroes being awarded for their exceptional services. This Real hero’s event celebrated the indomitable spirit of these true citizens of the country.