India TV has instituted a bravery award in the memory of Jyoti Singh, the brave girl who lost her life after fighting the gruesome gang rape in a bus in Delhi but awakened the society on crime against women. The Jyoti Singh Bravery Award is part of India TV’s effort to honour the brave hearts of the nation with the first edition of the Officer’s Choice Salaam India Awards.
These honours are a tribute to those who have stepped forward to face challenges head on, safeguarding someone else’s interest over their own personal safety/ well being.
Commenting on the Awards, Ritu Dhawan, MD & CEO, India TV said, “Salaam India Awards celebrate the valour and attempts to inculcate a spirit of courage and humanity among our fellow citizens. These brave hearts deserve our respect, support and admiration for setting an example for others to follow for a safer, cordial India.”
The winners have been decided basis a stringent process, including calling in entries from all over the country, short-listing of entries by a high-power editorial board and final selection of winners by a Grand Jury headed by noted Jurist Ram Jethmalani. The Jury included India TV Chairman & Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma, India’s first woman IPS officer Kiran Bedi, retired Army Chief Gen VK Singh and retired Chief Election Commissioner Dr SY Querashi.
Apart from most of the winners and their kin, the event will be attended by a powerful battery of personalities that include Cabinet Ministers, Chief Ministers, MPs, prominent leaders from the Opposition, personalities from Bollywood, sports, business and media.