Famous Entrepreneur Dr. Leena S. has been awarded the prestigious Champions of Change Award 2020. The award was conferred to her by Shri Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Hon'ble Governor of Maharashtra & Goa. Dr. Leena has been chosen for the award by a constitutional jury headed by K.G. Balakrishnan, Former CJI and Former Chairman, NHRC.
Also known as 'The Nail Tycoon', Dr. Leena is the brain behind the super-luxury nail salon ‘The Nail Artistry’ in Kochi. She firmly believes that women empowerment is essential for the growth of country. She believes that people will let you down and enjoy seeing you stumble but no matter what, you have to keep moving on. Staying focused makes a huge difference. She may have been born and brought up in the Middle East but calls herself a proud Indian.
“I have never let my being a woman come in the way of what I wanted to achieve and I hope that my story inspires others,” she says. Moreover she said that this is a great initiative taken by the organization specially Mr. Nandan Jha and it will go a long way in motivating others to work for social causes.
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.
The second edition was held in 2019 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi and awards were given by the then President of India, Sh. Pranab Mukherjee. Jharkhand CM Sh. Hemant Soren and Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia were among the recipients of awards.