Aarya Awards started in March 2013 as a tribute to all women of substance and to recognise and honour women achievers from various fields for their contribution to humanity and society at large.
Aarya personifies an epitome of nobility, purity and precious-ness and that is exactly how Parichay likes to acknowledge these achievers on the occasion of International Women’s Day every year. For the last five years, Parichay has been doing its best to felicitate women achievers, who have scripted success stories in their fields while also making an attempt to give a new identity to those who prefer working silently without coming to the limelight.
While eminent guests have graced the award ceremony over the years, 2017 was special for Parichay as Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi attended the event to felicitate the women achievers. Since then, Parichay and Satyarthi Foundation have also forged a special bond, which we intend to cherish for years to come.
On the occasion of Father’s Day, 2016, Parichay Foundation started an award ceremony that stood out from the rest because for the first time, a humble attempt was made to felicitate men achievers from across different fields and different parts of the globe for their exemplary work.
While the foundation has been working towards women empowerment on a missionary mode, it also strongly believes that men and women complement each other in every sphere of life. And, that is the reason, Shrie Awards were started to value men for their contributions.
Through Shrie Awards, Parichay has also made an attempt to not just acknowledge the contribution of renowned men achievers from different fields but also those who have made significant social impact in their sectors but have shied away from the limelight.
The first edition saw renowned film and theatre actress Seema Biswas joining in as the chief guest while the second edition was graced by actor-cum-politician Shatrughan Sinha. Both the guests well appreciated the concept of the award ceremony and had encouraging words to share for the men achievers.
In sync with its objective to preserve Indian art and culture, Parichay has been organising ‘Parampara’ since 2015 as a befitting tribute to the age-old teacher-disciple tradition. Organised on the occasion of Teachers’ Day in September, Parampara is special for Parichay as it is an exclusive signature event of the foundation to promote Indian art and culture and also the only one to be organised in New Delhi every year.
Starting 2017, Parichay has also taken up the initiative to felicitate eminent personalities from various fields, who have emerged as a ‘guru’ in their respective domains.
At Parichay, we sincerely believe that when one finds the true guru, one conquers half the world because a guru sheds light and guides his disciple in the right direction at any given time in life; be it a teacher in the school or a master in dance, music or even spirituality.
KIAH FASHION SHOW
This is one of the most unique and special signature events for the Parichay family, which is organised during Children’s Day. But this fashion show is for a cause. It makes an attempt to raise funds for one of the flagship projects of Parichay, Alaknanda Scholarship Project.
In the first edition, slum girls adopted by Parichay had walked the ramp for the cause along with eminent women personalities of Odisha besides Bollywood actress Mahima Chaudhry who attended the programme as our Chief Guest.
The idea behind the fashion show was is to give the girls a new sense of confidence for a better tomorrow while also advocating the cause of education through their new-found confidence. The girls were also made to wear designer dresses and given a make-over to feel special.
The second edition on November 14th, 2017 will see for the first time, acid attack survivors from Sheroes Café, Agra and Lucknow walk the ramp with eminent personalities from the state along with Bollywood actress Tisca Chopra.