ILC Awards 2019

In December 2019, on 14th December, ILC-I celebrated the achievements of senior citizens in Maharashtra through ILC-I Awards. In the memory of the Late Mr. B. G. Deshmukh, the Lifetime Achievement Awards and The Best Senior Citizens’ Organization Awards were distributed at the hands of Padma Vibhushan Dr. K. H. Sancheti. Director of ILC-I and world-renowned scientist Padma Vibhushan Dr. R.A. Mashelkar and former Director-General of Police and Chairman of ILC-I Mr. Jayant Umranikar were present for the same.

Name of the Winners of ILC-I Awards 2019:
Winners of the Late Mr.B. G. Deshmukh best Senior Citizen Organization:
1. Kuwarbav Jyestha Nagarik Sangha, Ratnagiri
2. Jyesth Nagarik Sangh, DSK Vishwa, Pune
3. Jyestha Nagarik Sanstha, Subhash Nagar, Miraj

Winners of The late Mr B. G. Deshmukh Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar or Lifetime Achievement Award:
1. Dr. Namdeorao Behare
2. Dr. Pramod Moghe
3. Mr. Pandurang Borate

This year, a new award “Anjani Mashelkar Inspiration Award” was given to very senior lawyer, social activist and the founder of “Majlis” Ms. Flavia Agnes! This award was given in the memory of the Late Anjani Mashelkar, mother of Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, an inspiring figure who fought against all odds and stood for her family and worked for the betterment of the vulnerable groups.

ILC-I is happy to share these moments. We are very happy and proud of the work seniors have done and are still doing which is indeed an inspiration for all of us

Anjani Mashelkar Inspiration Awards (AMIA) 2019

A young widowed mother suffering through extreme poverty coupled with the lack of education meant unsurmountable odds for late Smt. Anjani Tai Mashelkar. Undeterred by these odds, she brought up Raghunath Mashelkar with determination and perseverance. She continued to raise his aspirations for higher education and achievement while giving him values of morality, ethics and concern for the poor at the same time. She was truly an inspiration! The Anjani Mashelkar Inspiration Award will be given annually in this spirit to the inspiring life and work of an elderly and unsung Indian hero.

This year, Ms. Flavia Agnes won the Anjani Mashelkar Inspiration Award.

She’s a lawyer and a social activist, helping to transform a ‘victim to a survivor with the help of quality legal services’, through her organization “Majlis”. Since 1991, Majlis works for the protection and promotion of women and children’s rights through legal representation, advocacy and training.

She has dedicated her life to providing legal support to women from underprivileged and marginalized backgrounds to ensure gender justice, especially for women facing domestic violence and for children who are abused.
Her work has created a huge social impact and today, Ms. Flavia Agnes stands as a role model for thousands of women, inspiring them to fight their own battles and succeed through the tough times with their hard work, courageous will power and an ability to take others forward with them, just as late Anjani Mashelkar did!