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The Women of Influence Awards 2020 was organised by Udgam Care Foundation on July 26, 2021 at Maratha Chambers Auditorium, Hadapsar.

Udgam Care Foundation ( is founded by Amita Verma and her daughter Neha Verma in 2018 which aims at providing quality education and health care to kids living in slums of Pune. The main aim of this event is to bring together all the inspirational women who have done commendable work in Social work, Arts, Education, Health, Entertainment, Digital Connect and Business. A total 50 women were felicitated from all over India.

Along with this 25 women (Doctors, Nurses, safai Karamchari, women constables) who have done exemplary work in corona pandemic last year were also felicitated by the hands of Jagdish Mulik (President-BJP, Pune city), Ganesh Ghosh (General Secretary, BJP Pune), Dilip Kalokhe (Vice President, BJP Pune), Gayatri Ratnadip Khadke (Corporator, PMC), Deepak Lagad (Sr. PI Wanawadi), Dhananjay Jadhav (Corporator, PMC).

This event was fully supported by Mahesh Punde (Lakshya Pratisthan President and Pune Cantonment BJP Vidhan Sabha Assembly President) and Kalinda Punde (Corporator, PMC from Wanowrie).

50 awardees were felicitated with a certificate and sponsored gift from Chandukaka Saraf Jewellers.

The awardees in Social Work category are: Bobby Karnani, Geetanjali Kadate, Anupama Dongardive, Deepali Vishwas Pandhare, Dr. Gayatri Tewari, Meenu Bhosale, Sania Siddiqui, Purva Shah and Minakkshi Baleraao.

The awardees in Arts category are: Chaitrali Dhamankar, Manju Kaira, Pooja Doshi, Swati Kene, Shweta Jain and Prachi DhabalDeb.

The awardees in Business category are: Shubhangi Chudhar, Romal Surana, Dr. Priti Kale, Rajashree Gagare, Sejal Ray (Socialpreneur) and Shweta Goel.

The awardees in Digital Connect category are: Sangeeta Guha, Shilpa Venkat, Seema Tanwar, Geeta Jeswani, Swadha Goel, Sonia Konjeti and Abhilasha Belure.

The awardees in Education category are: Akansha Tyagi, Geeta Bora, Seema Limbore, Mrunmayi Mangeshkar, Harsha Seth, Poonam Landge and Smt. Snehal Darade.

The winners in Entertainment category are: Radhika Kulkarni, Aishwarya Seema Kale, Sonal Godbole, Sheetal Arpal, Pooja Wagh, NisargRaje and Pari Hamdule.

The winners in Health category are: Dr. Shubhada Joshi, Dr. Bhavisha Bhatti, Dr. Sharmila Pandey, Late Dr. Snehal Dilip Lunawat, Dr. Neelam Bansode, Dr. Meera Thakur and Dr. Leena Borude.

All our eminent awardees were felicitated by guest of honour present in the award show. The guest of honour are eminent personalities from various sectors like Health, Education, Business, Entertainment and Social Work.

The guest of honour present in the event are: Dr. Reema Kashiva (Noble Hospital), Amol Devan (Actor) , Sameer Khirid (Siddhi Foundation) , Poornima Lunawat (Social Work) and Anand Sharma (Poorna Milk).

We are thankful to our jury members Sonia Menghnani and Ujwala Bairagi for picking best out of 584 nominations received from all over India.

This event was not possible without our supporters who supported us wholeheartedly for this event.

Our supporters include: ChanduKaka Saraf, Aniket Kothari (Simandhar Industries), Dr. Gayatri Tewari (Social Work), Tarannum Mule (Financial Advisor), Almas Kuchi (Flavours Street, Pune), Reshma Shaikh (Choco Castle), Kiran Anand & Neha Anand (Dil Chaska), Anindita Chowdhary (EcoServe), Anjum Jahargirdar (Inanra Makeup Studio), Sonia Menghnani (Ex. Rotary club President), Yogita Mirchandani (Sai Collection), Shweta Arora (Newsshuttle), Jigna Prasad Malwankar (Bookoholics), Seema Tanwar (Women’s Club Kharadi), Bobby Karnani (Viman Nagar Women’s Club), Dr. Meera Thakur (HealthKunj Clinics), Anjali Arvikar (Natural Brand), Chaitrali Dhamankar (Vestige), Hemant Mahamer (SpectoCare) and Anjali Jangam (S&A Creations) and Neha Gurjer (Brainiac Stars).

Last but not least, this event had full execution support of Bobby Karnani, Seema Tanwar, Poornima Lunawat and Reshu Aggarwal, Sejal Ray and Romal Surana.

The media partner for this event was Pune Pulse, (, Pune’s only English Weekly Tabloid Newspaper published since the year 2015 in Kondhwa Wanowrie Undri, Aundh Baner Balewadi and Pimple Saudagar.

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