PRESENTER

One of the top 5 cement groups in India, Shree Cement is a market leader in the states of Rajasthan, Delhi and Haryana with three brands – Shree Ultra, Bangur and Rockstrong. Since their founding year in 1979, they have been committed to the cause of sustainable, inclusive growth and have realised this with their consistent pursuit of innovation and operational excellence.

Media Partner

Amar Ujala is a Hindi-language daily newspaper published in India. It has 19 editions in seven states and one union territory covering 167 districts. It has a circulation of around two million copies. The 2013 Indian Readership Surveyreported that, with 5.510 million it had the 12th-largest daily readership amongst newspapers in India.


Dainik Bhaskar is an Indian Hindi-language daily newspaper that is now the largest circulated daily newspaper of India. It is owned by Dainik Bhaskar Group (D B Corp Ltd.), the largest Print Media Company of India. Started in Bhopal in 1958, it expanded in 1983 with the launch of Dainik Bhaskar's Indore edition. Today, Dainik Bhaskar Group is present in 14 states with 63 editions in Hindi, English, Marathi and Gujarati.


Dainik Jagran is an Indian Hindi language daily newspaper. It is the largest read newspaper in India and the second-largest newspaper in India by circulation as per Audit Bureau of Circulations (India). The newspaper is owned by Jagran Prakashan Limited, a publishing house listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. Jagran Prakashan Limited also acquired Mid Day in 2010 and Naiduniya in 2012.


Taaza TV is the leading Hindi News channel of East India. The channel undertakes great pride in completing a whole decade of their brilliant service to the Hindi Speaking audiences in and around West Bengal, India. The channel works really well towards striving to achieve and conquer another peak with state of the art shows aired on the channel.

Venue Partner

Hotel Chanakya is a 5-star property situated in Patna.


ITC Grand Central, Mumbai, is one of the finest luxury hotels for the discerning business traveler in Central Mumbai. ITC Grand Central reflects the rich heritage of the colonial past and modern times. The hotel is an experience of warm Indian hospitality amidst modern amenities. Built on an area of 2.53 acres, this 30 storied structure has an exterior made with a combination of Malaysian bricks and stones.


Sprawled over 35 acres of luxurious gardens, and in close proximity to the Taj Mahal, ITC Mughal, a luxury hotel in Agra is a fitting tribute to the great Mughal builders of the past. The only Indian hotel to have won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for its excellent representation of Mughal architecture. This luxury hotel in Agra comprises of 233 opulent rooms and suites, recreating a paradise for the contemporary Mogul- full of splendor and perfection which was the hallmark of the Mughal Dynasty.


Jaipur Marriott Hotel is located in the commercial area of Ashram Marg, a 10-minute drive from Jaipur Airport. The luxurious 5-star hotel mixes tradition with modernity.


Set amidst verdant gardens and a pretty lagoon, MAYFAIR Lagoon is a stunning best luxury hotels in Bhubaneswar. It offers luxury combined with excellent service. The extensive 5 Star Deluxe Hotel is spread out across 10 acres in the heart of the city Bhubaneswar.


Udaipur, often called the City of Lakes, offers a picturesque escape for getaways and vacations. Set amid the lakes, parks, and historic palaces and temples, the Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa provides a beautiful overview of Fateh Sagar Lake.


Taj Chandigarh, one of the best 5-star hotels in Chandigarh, celebrates the dynamic spirit of the city in its sophisticated architecture and interiors.


The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), branded as Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris, is an international chain of hotels and resorts headquartered at Express Towers, Nariman Point in Mumbai. Incorporated by the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Tata, in 1903, the company is a part of the Tata Group, one of India's largest business conglomerates. The company employed over 13,000 people in the year 2010.


Taj Krishna is located in Banjara Hills, in the heart of the historical city of Hyderabad. Known for its rich Nizami history, this city is replete with sites of deep historical significance like Charminar, Golconda Fort, Hussain Sagar Lake and Falaknuma Palace, now a Taj hotel.


Nestled amidst 20 acres of flora and defined by its illustrious heritage and colonial charm, Taj West End, Bengaluru is a lush sanctuary in Bangalore. Started by the Bronsons as a 10-room inn in 1887, it now has 117 magnificent rooms and suites that dot the sprawling landscaped gardens, each with a gorgeous view.


Centrally situated in Ahmedabad, The House of MG, is a 20th Century family mansion that offers spacious accomodations. The House of MG has been tastefully restored, with all its furniture and fixtures designed and sourced from local artisans.


Conceived by Neelam & Anil Seolekar of The Oxford Group, The O Hotel is fashionable with a chic elegance that attracts all the senses through design, colors, lighting, art and music. The striking, bold interiors are conceptualised by renowned South African interior designer, Les Harbottle.


The Park, Kolkata is located on Kolkata’s historic Park Street. It features 8 dining options, a spa, a nightclub and luxurious rooms in a downtown location.


Quilon is a restaurant that opened in London in 1999 and quickly established South-west coastal Indian cuisine on the international food-lovers map, winning a Michelin star in 2008 which they have retained ever since. Their menu embodies a unique blend of ethnic and progressive dishes with seafood at its heart but also offering meat, poultry and vegetarian dishes, mostly designed for sharing.


Hyatt Lucknow is a luxury 5-star hotel in Uttar Pradesh. Located in the Lucknow’s central business district, 20 minutes’ drive from Chaudhary Charan Singh International airport and within 4 mins from the High Court, corporates and shopping hubs.

Associate

India and the UK have a long and rich history. UK/India 2017 aims to enrich relationships at all levels of society, their institutions and government, building a shared future for generations to come.


Cultural Rendezvous is a platform, a canvas to paint the City of Lakes, and add to the literary, social and cultural quotient.


The foundation has always made efforts to bring about a change for the society and give back to the community through donations and help to poor people. It has always played it's role in helping Senior Citizen's and the handicapped and also provided medical help to the needy. In its endeavor to uplift the future it has spread education to poor kids and has supported poor girls for their wedding who have had no guardians. It has forever been the mission of the organisation to empower change with its charitable work in different areas.


The foundation caters to projects that are community-focused, which include literature, awareness, promotion, helping & supporting the under privileged, senior citizens and less fortunate people of the society. The welfare of youth is an important area, the foundation works towards an aim to help young people to learn, to develop life skills and empowers the youth to maximise its potential.


Navras School of Performing Arts, founded in 2009 has worked incessantly towards reviving the art and culture tradition of Patna with over sixteen programs featuring renowned Indian and International artists. As part of this endeavor to regenerate interest in literature and promote interaction between the readers and the authors in this once most coveted center for knowledge and philosophy, the Navras School of Performing Arts, in association with Department of Art, Culture & Youth, Govt. of Bihar and DainikJagaran organized the first Patna Literature Festival in 2013, in Bihar. The overwhelming response of the literature lovers of Patna and around was the most magnificent marker of the festival’s accomplishments.


The foundation serve as a fresh, innovative platform for the promotion exchange among Indian languages and literature with the international literature. The foundation will be a natural home for international and national writers and illustrators by giving out various scholarships and fellowships to scholars of Indian and non-Indian origins to discover and develop discourses in Indian art, literature, children’s literature, music, performing arts, non-fiction. A major strive of the foundation will be in the direction of getting Hindi recognized as a UNESCO language.


Founded on 28 November (William Blake’s Birthday), 2003, Vatayan: Poetry on South Bank, is a London based voluntary organisation, created to promote and organise social, cultural and educational activities for the benefit of poets, writers and performing artists. Founded by Divya Mathur, MA, FRSA, it was inaugurated by Dr Satyendra Srivastava, former Reader, Cambridge University, at the Royal Festival Hall at the South Bank- London, in the presence of the UK based reputed poets, scholars, artists and media personnel.


WE CARE, is a foundation for the promotion of Women, Youth, Art & Culture. They undertake activities to bring about a change in the mindsets of the people.


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Special Mention

The women of today are the brigade of change for the times to come. Prabha Khaitan Foundation brings together minds who think of a better future and pledge to make a difference. Ehsaas is a conglomeration of women from all walks of life who are graceful in their own ways and inspire others for betterment of the society.