AND THIS EVENING CHANGED THE GAME!
This award ceremony celebrated those who have contributed to the nation in their own unique ways
Great minds think alike — and, we managed to get the best of them under one roof at the first edition of Hindustan Times Game Changer Awards 2017, presented by Appu Ghar, The Retail.
Prowess, determination and confidence are some things common to the awardees, and this evening presented an opportunity to felicitate them.
Held at the The Oberoi, Gurgaon on May 24, Wednesday, the event was a power-packed affair. The evening kicked off with a performance by Dinero Ash and his troupe, and they infused a big dose of energy with percussion play. Hosted by the lovely and eloquent Gauahar Khan, the event honoured gamechangers from varied walks of life.
These included Commandant Chetan Cheeta, who took nine bullets for the nation while fighting militants and taxi driver Debendra Kapri who returned valuables worth lakhs left by a passenger in his cab, inspiring many. The winners also included paralympian Deepa Malik, tech maven Rahul Sharma and Mexican Ambassador to India Melba Pria who uses her eco-friendly auto to motivate Delhiites. MoS for Information & Broadcasting Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was a winner for his indispensable contribution and actor Rana Daggubati for being an inspiration in the field of cinema. FDCI president Sunil Sethi was an awardee for changing the face of fashion in India, while social media star Bhuvan Bam, hospitality baron Priyank Sukhija and real estate leader Niti Saxena were also felicitated.
The winners (L-R) Chetan Cheeta, Niti Saxena, Priyank Sukhija, Melba Pria, Rahul Sharma, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Rana Daggubati, Sunil Sethi, Bhuvan Bam, Debendra Kapri and Deepa Malik (in front)