It was a blend of courage, emotions, selflessness and glory, brought alive on the stage. Fitting the ceremony were the touching performances by Ability Unlimited, a dance troupe comprising differently-abled dancers and by Sand Artist, Nitish Bharti who took those present at the ceremony to a completely different level.
The final 14 bravehearts were selected by a high-powered jury that comprised, India TV Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Rajat Sharma, Former IPS, Dr. Kiran Bedi, General (Retd.) Deepak Kapoor, Former Army Chief and Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore, Ace Olympian and MP. The Jury was chaired by India’s former CEC, Dr S Y Quraishi.
Addressing the august gathering, Union Home Minister and Chief Guest, Rajnath Singh said, “Salaam India Awards is a great “point of reference” initiative by India TV. Our society that is fast transforming, needs many more similar initiatives. This will surely motivate all of us to rise above of our selfish motives for the larger societal good.”
India TV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Rajat Sharma, while congratulating the winners, observed, “These bravehearts are the real heroes. It’s an honour for all of us present here to be able to honour such heroics... It’s inspiring for us all and such an opportunity will go a long way in further stimulating us all as a nation to keep humanity going.”
Ritu Dhawan, MD & CEO, India TV, said, “We on behalf of India TV promise that we will be working on more such initiatives and further our humble attempt as a responsible news channel to not only honour the extraordinary but also motivate society at large."
This year's initiative was presented by Officer’s Choice packaged drinking water in association with Amrapali Group. Dainik Bhaskar & Pioneer Publicity were the media Partners. The event was executed by Showtime events.
Winners of Salaam India Awards 2014
Late Nitin Yeolekar (posthumous)
Late Aryan Raj Shukla (posthumous)
Jyoti Singh Awards
Inspector Gaurav Godbole
Constable Sunil Kumar T.P.
Late Sepoy Vikram (posthumous)
Nathu Singh Uttam Adhikari (QA)
Late Lt Cdr Manoranjan kumar (posthumous)
Aadesh Kumar Sea I CD III