On 4th October 2016, the NGO celebrated their 2nd Anniversary at Rajender Bhawan Trust. Highlights of the show included the launch of Tathastu India Magazine by Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs along with the Tathastu Awards.
The 2016 Tathastu Awards, held for the very first time in India is dedicated to recognizing and honoring outstanding achievements. The Tathastu Awards aim to highlight and reward excellence across the private and public sectors in different sectors.
“I am glad to be here at the 2nd Anniversary of Tathastu Bhava. I sincerely wish to commend the efforts and initiatives of this NGO in providing education to the needy. I wish the team of Tathastu India magazine for coming out with this publication. I invite the NGO to join various such event run by my Ministry and discuss your projects with us. We would be happy to help you,” said the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
“As they say, “Small steps will lead to great achievement” the activities of our NGO are taking pace with time. However, there is room for further development for which we are making continuous efforts. In all our initiatives we carry out activities for identification and promotion of talent, who have potential, competence and mettle to prove and thus provide opportunity and platform to them. Tathastu Bhava sponsors potential sports person, artists, students, entrepreneurs among some,” said the President of NGO Dr. Attar Singh.
The spiritual guest of the event Respected Muni Jayant Kumar Ji gave an inspiring speech and blessings to all. His speech received standing ovation by the spectators.
Special crystal trophies along with certificates were presented to the winners of the various categories at the awards ceremony, with the shortlisted finalists spanning a diversity of segments, including diplomacy, business, education, social welfare, and entertainments.
“The award is a source of great pride to our institution, it highlights our dedication to achieving global excellence in all aspects as I become the first to win Tathastu Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diplomacy category,” said the High Commissioner of Namibia to India His Excellency Mr. Pius Dunaiski.
The Ambassador of Niger to India His Excellency Mr. Ali Illiassou while acclaiming the efforts of Tathastu Bhava said “I must applaud all the initiatives of the NGO in providing education opportunity to children, health care facilities to all. It is a memorable day when a good new magazine is launched. I would like to congratulate the Editor for your commitment to the promotion of African countries in India.”
Expressing his deep appreciation on receiving the award, the Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. of Bolivia to India, Mr Juan José Cortez Rojas said, “Becoming one of the “Tathastu Awards 2016” awardees represented one of the most exciting and honorific moments I experienced during my stay in this country. Some of the reasons were: 1) The Bolivian Embassy, that has been working here less than 4 years, was the only one recognized among all others from America; 2) Bolivia and President Morales are doing a really good job all over the world, and recognition for this work has been always on the highest level, as happens with the “Tathastu” Awards.”
The Editor of Tathastu India Ms. Kanchi Batra in her remarks appreciated the support received by the Government of India and particularly by the Heads of African Diplomatic Missions. “We are a group of extraordinary enthusiastic people with originality at our core, and strong storytelling in our genes along with one goal i.e. to drive evolution & novelty within our community – and push the world forward,” she concluded.
The 2016 Tathastu Awardees are
H.E. Mr. Ali Illiassou, Ambassador of Niger in India, H.E. Mr. Pius Dunaiski, High Commissioner of Namibia to India, H.E. Ms. Elizabeth Paula Napeyok, High Commissioner, Uganda High Commission in India, Mr. Kanyi Galley LOGOSU-TEKO, Charge d’Affaires .a.i of the Embassy of Togo, Ms. Patsy MOUSTACHE, Chargé d’Affaires, Seychelles High Commission in India, Juan José Cortez Rojas, Chargé d’ Affaires a.i., Embassy of Bolivia in India, Amb V.B. Soni, Dr. S.N. Subba Rao, Youth Leader, Rajesh Kumar Jain, Entrepreneur, S C Kulshreshtha, Sri Ram Group of Colleges, Jyotish Acharya Pooja Bhatia, Astro and Tarot Reader, Dr. Bimal Chhajer, Founder, SAAOL Heart Center, Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Mahila Mandal and African Students Association in India.