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    Toronto: Dancing Damsels Inc., an incorporated non-profit multi-cultural Arts Promoting Company for Women Empowerment announced DD Women Achievers 2015 Awards today!

    Each year, on International Womens Day, 12 successful women are honoured with this achievement award; to celebrate their success and to empower other women to exercise equal opportunities in their chosen line of work.

    The award winners for this year are: Hon.Dipika Damerla MPP (Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, responsible for Long-Term Care and Wellness )-Politics, Asha Vishwanath (President of Kannada Sangha Toronto) -Community Leadership, Brandy Leary (Founder Anandam Dancetheatre)- Arts & Cultural Integration , Thresia Thomas (Woman behind the success through various Associations) -Community Service, Ramneek Singh (Indian Classical Vocalist) -Music, Ravinder Malhi (Founder of Toronto Aesthetics & Hair Academy -Business, Malavilly Varatharajan (Provincial and Regional record holder in cross-country)-Sports, Puja Amin(Owner and Director of Sanskriti Arts in Toronto and President of Bollycore! )- Performing Arts, Dr.Arthy Saravanan (Mrs. India International 2014) Volunteering , Angie Seth (On Air Reporter Global News Toronto )-Media & Communication, Reena Deon (South Asian creative still Photographer ,Photo Journalist) -Photography, and Lata Menon (Barrister and Solicitor ) -Law.

    There will be a special Jury Award for Mary David (the first woman in the Seiwa Kai (Say wa keye) GoJu Ryu Organization in Canada to earn her 5th Degree Black belt) for the excellence in the Martial Arts.
    The detailed profiles of the winners are published on their website (link below):

    Mary Ashok, Managing Director of Team DD told that they are all set ready to celebrate IWD 2015 with vivid programs. This resplendent event will be held at The Meeting House (2700 Bristol Circle) Oakville from 5:00pm onwards.

    The theme of the event will be: Equality for women means progress for all.

    Federal / Provincial Ministers and community leaders are invited for this event. The confirmed Guest speakers of the evening are: Dr. Asha Seth (Canadas first Indo-Canadian female Senator), Usha Venkatesan (Vice Consul Consulate General of India), Anu Srivastava (Chair, Panorama India), Kripa Sekhar (Executive Director of the South Asian Womens Centre (SAWC), Dr.Deepali Dewan (Senior Curator at the Royal Ontario Museum, & Teacher in the Dept. of Art @ University of Toronto), Lata Pada (Founder & Artistic Director of Sampradaya Dance Creations), Shobha Shekar (Carnatic and Hindustani Classical Singer), Dr.Kala Sridhar (Assistant Professor within the Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology at the University of Toronto & head of the genitourinary cancers medical oncology site group at the Princess Margaret Hospital), Anu Vittal (Executive Director of the Mississauga Arts Council (MAC),Sandhya Srivatsan (Carnatic Musician, Gerontologist and Music Therapy Researcher), Indira Naidoo-Harris (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, focusing on long-term care.). The organizers said that more VIPs will join the celebration.

    More details about the guest speakers are published on their website link below:

    The organizers encouraged the public to reserve their seats online in advance and like and share their social media pages and posts.

    About Dancing Damsels Inc.:

    Dancing Damsels Inc., is a non-profit multicultural arts promotions company with the objective of PEACE

    PROMOTE: Cultural arts and cultural exchange

    EMPOWER: Women to exercise equal opportunities

    APPRECIATE: Women Success and Achievement

    CELEBRATE: Womanhood and Motherhood

    ENCOURAGE: Women to pursue their dreams and aspiration

    International Womens Day Canada Facebook Page:

    There will be more excitement speeches by eminent international guest speakers; International fun entertainment programs; food courts; stalls and exhibitions as part of this celebration.

    For more information and to reserve your seats you can visit their website:" rel="nofollow">LINK /" rel="nofollow">LINK or contact Mary Ashok (Managing Director)

    Report by: Suganya Sivaraja (Sonia)

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