September 26, 2016
6.30 pm Onwards
Park Hyatt Hyderabad, Road No. 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
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The New Indian Express believes that strong, independent women are the backbone of a nation. We have decided to act on our belief by organising a definitive event called Devi, which recognises and awards exceptional women from across the country who display dynamism and innovation in their work.

Our 'Devis' have been chosen through a rating process conducted by the senior editorial team of The New Indian Express and an independent jury, using transparent methodology. They have been selected on the basis of their contribution to their chosen line of work, as well as society in general. The rating process runs true to our motto of 'Favour None, Fear None'.

The Devis

Afza TamkanatArtist
Gogu ShyamalaWriter & Poet
Kosireddy LavanyaOrganic Farmer
Nandini ReddyFilm Director
Nikhat ZareenCaptainBoxer
Dr Phani Sree SagiGeriatrician
Ranjana NaikHotelier
Rema RajeshwariIPS Officer
Richa KhetawatClinical Psychologist

Photo Gallery

  • Artist Afza Tamkanat receives the award for empowering women through art
    Boxer Nikhat Zareen receives Devi Award for packing a mighty punch
    Clinical Psychologist Richa Khetawat receives Devi Awards for imparting emotional intelligence
    Dr Phani Sree Sagi receives Devi Awards for bringing peace to patients
    Edupreneur Meghana Musunuri receives Devi Award for pushing boundaries in education
    Fimmaker Nandini Reddy receives Devi Award for giving movies a new direction
    Hotelier Ranjana Naik receives Devi Award for imagining hospitality differently
    IPS Officer Rema Rajeshwari receives Devi Award for keeping the streets safe
    Organic farmer Kosireddy Lavanya receives for returning the farm to nature
    Writer and Poet Gogu Shyamala receives Devi Award for wielding her pen like a sword
  • The event begins with the lighting of the lamp
    TNIE Editorial Director Prabhu Chawla delivers the opening note
    TNIE Editor in Chief GS Vasu delivers speech
    Union Minister for Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu makes his speech
    Winners with their trophies
    Winners with Union Minister for I&B M. Venkaiah Naidu, TNIE Editorial Director Prabhu Chawla and TNIE Editor in Chief GS Vasu
    Dr T. Subbarami Reddy, industrialist and politician with Union Minister Naidu along with Prabhu Chawla and GS Vasu





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