Anushka Ranjan, who made her Bollywood debut with Wedding Pullav last year, hosted Prerna Awards 2016, a yearly event organised by Doordarshan channel on the occasion of Mother’s Day celebrating the unique bond between mother and daughter.
The award ceremony was special for Anushka, as it gave her the opportunity to not just host the entire event along with her mother and philanthropist Anu Ranjan, but she also presented an award to her dearest mother.
Anushka has been the first choice for the award show organisers since she had hosted the New Year’s special for them and they were happy to work with the actress again. Also, they were looking for a real life mother-daughter pair to host the award ceremony who are doing well in their respective fields.
Prerna Awards is a platform where women who have carved their own identity in various spheres express their gratitude to their mothers for the role they have played in their lives.
Adds Anushka, “It was such an amazing experience. These women are real life heroes. They have done things we cannot even imagine doing and have achieved such great heights. Many of the mothers were very educated but they had a passion to make sure their daughters made a difference to the world and helped them achieve their dreams. Education or non education is not the key here. It is the passion, drive and support of your loved ones. After hearing the stories of each awardee would just get tears to mom and my eyes. It was a beautiful beautiful event and I’m proud I was asked to be a part of it.”
The award ceremony will be telecast on Doordarshan on Mother’s Day.