Bollywood actress and Champions of Change award winner Hema Malini was conferred with the Indian Film Personality of the Year Award at the 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India on November 20.
The award, which is conferred upon an outstanding Indian film personality for his or her extraordinary contribution to the world of cinema, was presented to the actress jointly by the Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Loganathan Murugan, and Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.
Proud moment:winner #championsofchangeaward2019, @ianuragthakur ( @Unionminister @MIB_India @MinistryofYout6 ) & #championsofchangeaward2020, @DrPramodPSawant ( @goacm felicitated the winner#championsofchangeaward2020,@dreamgirlhema Film Personality of the Year 2021 @IFFIGoa pic.twitter.com/IItYtEbzLv— Nandan jha (@Nandan_Jha4) November 21, 2021
Hema Malini, who made her acting debut in 1963 with the Tamil film 'Idhu Sathiyam' and later made her entry into Hindi cinema as the lead actress of 'Sapno Ka Saudagar' in 1968, has acted in a number of films, many of which, including 'Sholay', went on to become super hits.
While veteran actress Hema Malini and Goa CM Pramod Sawant were awarded the prestigious Champions of Change Award 2020, Minister of I&B Anurag Thakur has been awarded the Champions of Change Award 2019.
Thankyou Hon. Sh @CitiznMukherjee Ji for conferring the “CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE” award on me and your best wishes for #Budget2020 !— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) January 20, 2020
Honoured & Humbled 🙏🏼
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I am truly humbled to receive the #ChampionsofChange Award in Social Service. I thank the Champions of Change Team for conferring this prestigious award upon me. pic.twitter.com/d5PcZ2c8jC— Dr. Pramod Sawant (@DrPramodPSawant) April 16, 2021
I am happy to be one of the recipients of the prestigious CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE AWARD, 2021. This is for my contribution as a classical dancer, actress & for my work as as MP in the constituency of Mathura. It is awarded to people who have made outstanding contribution to society. pic.twitter.com/MnpQu9ZiCS— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) April 16, 2021
Champions of Change is an Indian award, for promoting Gandhian values, (Swachata), community service and social development (in Aspirational district in india), selected by constitutional jury members headed by K.G. Balakrishnan, Former Chief Justice of India and Former Chairman NHRC. It is given annually in four categories, and usually presented by the President, Vice-President, Prime Minister of India or a leading figure. Mr. Nandan Jha is the founder and head of Champions of Change Award.
The inaugural Champions of Change Award was held in 2018 and it was distributed by the Vice-President of India M.Venkaiah Naidu at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.