IDIA Scholar Karthika Annamalai wins the CNN IBN Zindagi Live Award

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CNN IBN 1Life has thrown many challenges at Karthika and tested her at the best of times as well as the worst. While many would have succumbed under the pressure and chosen to surrender, she has not only refused to give in, but has also fought against all odds to be where she is now and team IDIA is proud to have her as a part of our extended family. In recognition of her spirited struggle against all the obstacles and setbacks that can instill courage and hope amongst many others, Karthika has recently been felicitated with the prestigious Zindagi LIVE Award organized by CNN-IBN.

CNN IBN 2The glittering awards ceremony was held at Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi, with Sheila Dikshit, the Chief Minister of Delhi, being the Chief Guest and Gautam Gambhir and Aishwarya Rai Bachhan being the Guests of Honour. The IBN Zindagi LIVE Awards, an extension of an acclaimed talk-show of the same name aired on IBN7, adhere to a unique process of selection, where the IBN7 Editorial Board deliberates to finalise the winners, keeping in mind their heart-rending stories and inspirational endeavours. Karthika was one of the 8 women thus chosen to represent the triumphant spirit of India’s women. Speaking about the award, Ashutosh, Managing Editor of IBN7, said, “We are delighted to have instituted Zindagi LIVE Awards which complements the strength of the human spirit. This year we honoured eight fearless women, who challenged social stigmas and taboos and chose the zeal of life.”

CNN IBN 3In the interview following up the award ceremony, Karthika was enthusiastic about the law school life that she is currently a part of and deeply appreciative of the role IDIA has played to show her the way. Already an enthusiastic participant in activities of providing legal aid to the needy as well rudimentary education to the children of the university staff members, Karthika is looking forward to different ways in which she can propel her legal education to make a difference in the lives of the people around her as deeply as possible.

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