International Women’s Day Celebration March 9th, 2019 — Shakti Awards 2019

International Women’s Day Celebration

Shakti Awards 2019

MARCH 9TH, 2019

Shakti Society held the 17th annual Shakti Awards on March 9th in honour of International Women’s Day at the Bollywood Banquet Hall in Surrey. Fourteen women were recognized and awarded in their specific fields. 

Shakti Award Winners 2019

Shakti Award of Exemplary Leadership

Senator Mobina Jaffer

Lifetime Achievement Award

Senator Mobina Jaffer

Artistic Achievement

Sujanya Dhillon

Artistic Award of Excellence

Balinder Johal


Amaninder K Gill

Resilience Award of Excellence

Monica Gartner

Professional Achievement Award

Karen Dosanjh

Business Award of Excellence

Kamaljit Kaur Lehal


Shakila Zareen

Community Service

Saker Senaratne

Community Service Award of Excellence

Dr. Babra Rana

Community Leader

Sukhvinder Kaur Vinning

Youth Leader

Tavisha Kochhar

Professional Achievement Award of Excellence

Monika Verma

This year’s event raised $24,000. The proceeds will go towards scholarships and Shakti Society.

The evening was a celebration of women’s accomplishments which began with an inspiring key note address by Senator Mobina Jaffer. This was followed by the presentation of the Shakti Awards, entertainment, a fashion show, delicious dinner and dance. Five scholarships were also awarded to female students graduating in June 2019 who have demonstrated resilience in the face of several challenges and are in financial need.

" We thank all of our sponsors, donors, artists, volunteers, and supporters who helped make the event a success. "
Shakti Society

To learn more about Shakti Society, contact Sonia at 604-307-8796, Anu at 604-551-3287 or visit

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