Known as nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar has been honoured with ‘Laadli Voice of the Century’ award at the sixth edition of the national Laadli Media and Advertising Awards for Gender Sensitivity. Bollywood Diva Lisa Haydon also made her presence felt at the renowned award ceremony.
Ms. Mangeshkar, could not attend the ceremony because of poor health, graced the occasion with a written acceptance speech. She emphasized the importance of girl child in society and urged everyone to understand it. The speech was read out by Harish Bhimani in which she said that India would progress in the true sense of its term when every person valued the importance of the girl child.
In her speech she said that she would like to be called Lata Laadli, like she was called ‘Lata didi. The award was presented by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and was accepted by Harish Bhimani on her behalf.
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