Veronica Cornelio receives CNBC-TV18 Sarthak Naari Award 2016
Bengaluru: In an effort to identify and encourage women achievers who have made a difference to the community and made a mark in the society, an exclusive award ceremony called ‘Saarthak Naari – Women Achievers Awards’ was held at the Lalith Ashok Hotel in Bengaluru on Saturday.
Women achievers in various fields like literature, performing arts, medicine, science and technology, politics, public service, education, sports, agriculture and lifestyle were awarded the prestigious ‘Saarthak Naari – 2016’ awards.
Veronica Cornelio, former chairman of Karnataka Soaps and Detergents (KSDL) and well known social worker in Udupi was presented the award for her contribution in the field of ‘Social Service’ and ‘Politics’
Women from across different fields were selected after a rigorous scrutiny procedure and thoughtful discussions by the jury and the selection committee. The jury comprised of well-known names like Bharathi Vishnuvarshan, Indian Actress; N Kumar, Rtd Judge, Karnataka High Court; Bhaskar Bhat, MD Titan Company Ltd. and Chairman, Vistara; Dr Bharath Chandra, Life Coach, Winners Institute Pvt Ltd.
‘1000 Petals’ is working with a goal of acknowledging women who have broken barriers and bridged gaps to excel in their respective fields beyond the limits and achieve excellence. It will serve as a tribute to women to celebrate their work and achievement, their life and their contribution to the society.
Speaking on the occasion, Manoj P K, Founder and Director of 1000 Petals said “Among all our various initiatives the ‘Saarthak Naari Awards’ is the closest to my heart. Our inspiration to come up with these awards was when we realised how much women in our families and lives meant to us. The mother’s who give us birth, bring us up and motivate us when we need it the most. The sister’s who care for us and encourage us to take new challenges. And our life partners who sacrifice and take care of us through the roller coaster journey of life”.
“We are privileged to be associated with such reputed people and organisations for this event and look forward to organising more events to support the thriving start-up community and business development ventures” He added.
About Veronica Cornelio
Veronica Cornelio who hails from Kemmannu is actively involved in the field of social service for the past 20 years. She has served as one of the initial woman presidents of Udupi taluk panchayat and has been elected as taluk panchayat member for the past 2 decades from Uppoor and Padu Thonse electoral areas. She is currently the president of the district Mahila Congress wing. She also served as Chairperson of Karnataka Soaps and Detergent Ltd Bengaluru for one term. She has received the district Karnataka Rajyothsava Award 2015.
Veronica Cornelio played a key role in introducing the Manipal Konkani Arogya Suraksha Card for the Konkani speaking Christian community under the banner of Catholic Sabha. This facility reaches out to thousands of families who benefit from this scheme. She is widely known for simplicity, polite and soft-spoken nature.
Veronica Cornelio is also considered as a champion of knowledge with regard to the schemes available from the government, especially for widows, handicapped and the backward classes. Her selfless contribution to the society has widely been acknowledged by various organisations and institutions.