Harmony for Silver foundation announces jury for awards

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Ahmedabad, Sep 25 (UNI) Harmony for Silvers Foundation, a social organisation working to enhance the quality of life of the elderly people in India, has announced a five-member Jury and commencement of selection process for 'Harmony Silver Awards 2008', to be held in Mumbai on October seven.

The Jury, comprising Justice Leila Seth, MP Priya Dutt, veteran actors Om Puri and Victor Banerjee, and Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Express Group Shekhar Gupta will choose Harmony's 10 Silver Achievers for the Year 2008.

The Foundation will felicitate 10 dedicated elderly men and women by bringing their work at the centrestage and showing the world what silvers can do. Their commitment to their chosen cause and determination to surmount every obstacle, according to a release here today.

The Jury will select 10 Silver Achievers from a list of 25 candidates, who were shortlisted from 50 people. The selection process for the Harmony Silvers Awards 2008 entails seeking nominations from the readers of Harmony Magazine, social scientists, gerontologists and representatives of NGOs. This year's winners will be chosen after a month-long process of deliberations.

The recipients will be felicitated with a cash reward and citation, followed by an entertainment programme that showcases the potential of silvers. Dev Anand, the guest of honour at the event, will give away the awards.

Harmony for Silvers Foundation, founded by Tina Anil Ambani, believes that ageing doesn't mean slowing down. And to celebrate this fact, the Foundation honoured 10 Silvers for their irresistible momentum at the first annual Harmony Silver Awards in Mumbai in October 2007, it added.

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