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11-19-2009, 12:51 PM #1
Gulzar, Shahid, Priyanka conferred with Teacher's Achievement Awards 2009
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, November 18, 2009 - 16:30 IST
Gulzar, Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra Beam Global Spirits & Wine, the 4th largest spirits company in the world recently held the 9th Annual Teacher's Achievement Awards. Priyanka Chopra won the award in Entertainment category, the PEOPLE Achiever Award was bestowed to actor Shahid Kapoor, while veteran lyricist Gulzar was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Other winners included Iqbal Mohammed for Communication (Photography) and Saina Nehwal for Sports.
Over the last few years Teacher's Achievement Awards has bestowed honour and recognition to individuals for their achievements in fields of Business, Communication, Entertainment and Sports. Saluting & Celebrating achievement at the highest level is a platform that Teacher's has invested in for many years and the Teacher's Achievement Awards have been a manifestation of the same for past 9 years.
Speaking on the occasion Matt Shattock, President & CEO, Beam Global Spirits & Wine Inc. said, "At the onset, I congratulate the winners of the Teacher's Achievement Award 2009 and extend my sincere appreciation to all the nominees as well, who are worthy winners in their own right. We are extremely proud of our association with the Teacher's Achievement Awards since it is a significant demonstration of the value we attach to success, triumph and achievement in whatever we do."
This year's award ceremony was hosted by the father-daughter duo Kabir & Pooja Bedi. The awards witnessed a melange of scintillating entertainment acts, beginning with a brilliant performance by a group of dancers, followed by a chat show hosted by the versatile actor Boman Irani. It was an interesting discussion with the women achievers on stage giving their opinion on Achievement.
The awards night was attended by eminent personalities such as Lara Dutta, Arshad Warsi and Maria Gorretti, Ustaad Amjad Ali Khan, Boman Irani, Ishita Arun, Ramesh Sippy and Kiran Juneja, Prasoon Joshi, Mandira Bedi, Vikram Phadnis, Vinita Bali, Amaan and Ayaan Ai Khan, Bikram Saluja and Schauna Chauhan and Suneeta Menon and members of the Beam Global Spirits & Wine - Senior Management Team from around the globe.