By Priyanka Guha, Kolkata:-Sonar Sansar, the largest Consumer Jewellery Show of Eastern India was inaugurated on 21st April at Milan Mela Complex, Kolkata. This is organized by KNC and Swarna Shilpa Bachao Committee. The exhibition would showcase various products related to Gems & Jewellery industry at the Milan Mela Complex from 21st April to 24th April 2017 from 11 am to 8 pm.the top most jewellery retail houses of the city would be participating and displaying their best collections this year. The inauguration took place in the esteemed presence of actor Prasenjit Chatterjee along with Mrs. Kranti Nagvekar, Director, KNC services; Mr. Nithin Achrekar, Director, KNC services; Subir Sen and Mr. Samar Dey, Swarna Shilpa Bachao Committee; Subhankar Sen, Senco Gold along with Dr. Srikanta Ads, Regional Head (Eastern India & Bangladesh), VLCC Healthcare, followed by the felicitation of Women of Substance of Bengal, supported by Senco Gold where women achievers from different walks of life were honored for their outstanding contribution to the society.
The inauguration was also attended by eminent advisory panelists who played a major role in nominating and selectiong the final awardees for Sonar Sansar’s Women of Substance Award 2017. The jury members who were present at the event included: Mr. Barun Chanda, Veteran Actor; Smt. Alokananda Roy, Dance Educationist & Social Worker; Shri. Atri Bhattacharya, Principal Secretary, Information & Cultural Affairs Dept & Tourist Deptt.; Shri. Pankaj Parekh, Vice Chairman, Gem, & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Shri. Gautam De, Regional Director, Indian Council for Cultural Relations along with the other jury members included Subha Paul, Tamal Kanti Mukherjee, Paromita Ghosh and Sanjay Jhunjhunwala.
Some of the participants of the four day B2C Expo were Senco Gold, B C Sen, Tanishq, TBZ, Malabar, Binod Behari Dutta, PCJ, Indian Gems & Jewellery Creation, Bond Forever, D. K. Basal, Abira, Bengal Jwellers, Madanji Madanji, D. B Jewellers, Mahabir Danwar, Manikchand Jeweller, Guniea Emporium, Swarna Shilpi, Rupashree and Manik Chand.
The Awardees for ‘Sonar Sansar-Women of Substance 2017’ in sports was Dola Banerjee, Social activist Aloka Mitra in Social work, Lovey Burman in Entrepreneur’s Category, Manuara Begun and Pushpalata Vijay Suryawanshi in the category of Entreneurs – Jewellery, poet Nabanita Dev Sen in Literature, Director Churni Ganguli in films – Direction, Tollywood actress Paoli Dam in flim – Acting, Soma Lahiri in category of Media, Fashin Designer Sharbari Dutta in Fashion & Lifestyle, IAS Roshni Sen in Public Service, Theater Artist Usha Ganguly in the field of (Perfrming) Art – Drama, Venteran Dancer Rani Karnaa in Dance, Veteran Singer Arati Mukherjee in Music category, Painter Shipra Bhattacharya in visual Arts and Dr. Roshina Ahmed in Medecine and Healthcare Category.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Kranti Nagvekar, Director of KNC services said, “Despite demonetization, we are extremely happy for the love and support that we received from everyone. I thank all the jewelry houses for their participation and tireless support. I would like to extend my heartbeat gratitude to Senco Gold and VLCC Healthcare for supporting our project – Women of Substance. This would be incomplete without our esteemed advisory panel’s expert judgement. I hope by this award, each year we are able to recognize more and more women achievers of our society who struggle relentlessly everyday and put their unfathomable contribution to the society. ”
About Sonar Sansar
Sonar Sansar, The oldest & largest consumer jewellery show of East India is back in town. It is going to be held from 21st April to 24th April 2017 at Milan Mela. The exhibition would showcase various products related to Gems & Jewellery industry which is poised to attract the jewellery connoisseurs of Kolkata and provide them with a plethora of jewellery options. The four day B2C expo is set strategically just the commencement of the wedding season. Initiated in the years 1997, Sonar Sansar is jointly organized by KNC services and Swarna Shilpa Bachao Committee this year and will have the top jewellery retail houses of the city participating and displaying the astounding collections.