Eastern Honours Eminent Women


Kochi: Kochi-based Eastern Condiments has instituted an award to recognise ordinary women who have excelled in their life, and who have been an inspiration to many others.

On the occasion of the Women’s Day, the Eastern Group honoured 12 women under the Eastern Bhoomika Iconic Women of Your Life initiative, at a function held at Taj Gateway here. This is the third year of this prestigious event which has been conducted simultaneously in Kochi, Lucknow, Pune, Bengaluru and Chennai on the same day.

Adeela Abdulla IAS, Sub Collector, Fort Kochi gave away the mementoes to the winners. Navas Meeran, MD, Eastern delivered the welcome speech and Nafeesa Meeran, Director of Eastern and Patron of Eastern Bhoomika gave away the citation to the winners. Sherin Navas of Eastern Group presented a vote of thanks.

The Eastern Bhoomika Iconic Women of Your Life endeavour recognised the contribution made by 12 women. As part of the selection procedure, the people were asked to nominate women who influenced them in their lives. The woman could be their wife, daughter, mother, boss, teacher or colleague. They were asked to give a 60-word description of the woman along with a photograph.

The 12 candidates honoured by Eastern are: Jalarani, Mini C.P, Latha Nair, Seema Suresh, Laila Rasheed, Malu Sheikh, Vijitha Ratheesh, Jatos Maria Tom, Leela, Shani Anas, Hermance W Lahiri and Muna Shajahan. Many of these women have contributed to society by overcoming the challenges they encountered in their life.

Out of the total employees of Eastern Condiments, 47 per cent are women.