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ANOKHI MEDIA HONOURS THE SOUTH ASIAN COMMUNITY FROM AROUND THE WORLD AT A STAR-STUDDED SUMMIT AND MASQUERADE BALL TO COMMEMORATE 15 YEARS OF THE BRAND

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The ANOKHI POWER Summitand The ANOKHI POWER Ball 2018rolled out the red carpet to welcome some of the world’s most renowned South Asian names in the areas of music, business, technology, media, glamour and crusader, at the Sheraton Centre Hotelin the heart of Downtown Toronto, on Saturday November 3rd, 2018.

The day began with a scrumptious VVIP networking buffet breakfast In the Ballroom of Sheraton Hotel, while the Ballroom foyer showcased vendor booths by Free-Them, T-Fal, Chef Harminder, Rubicon, The Gupta Group, Cake-Oliciousand JB Party Halls.

The ANOKHI POWER Summit 2018 began with Founder & CEO Raj Girnwelcoming the ANOKHI MEDIA teamon the stage, and thanking them for their contributions in building the brand. She also spoke about her vision for the ANOKHI brand, its evolution over the course of 15 years, and her decision to bring together all the current brand properties into the ‘ANOKHI EMPOWER ME’campaign to commemorate the milestone 15 year anniversary.

Charity organization Free-Them‘s founder and CEO Shae Invidiataspoke on the initiative’s dedication to raising awareness and funds to abolish human trafficking in Canada and abroad by partnering with people, organizations, & businesses to fight human trafficking. ANOKHI Magazine‘s Editor-In-Chief Hina Ansaritalked about The ANOKHI POWER List 2018, and the idea behind 50 time-released profiles over a course of 30 days (leading up to the event), celebrating the success stories of South Asians that have made a great impact in the global environment over the past 15 years.

The Summit then moved on to the following segments, awards presentations and fireside chats.

PRESENTED BY CARGOJET, THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD(for the first time in the brand’s history)

The Right Honorable Harjit Singh Sajjan, Canada’s Minister of National Defense

PRESENTED BY THE GUPTA GROUP, THE MUSIC SUMMIT SEGMENT: HOSTED BY MOHIT RAJHANS, Principal & Creative Director, Think Start Inc.

Raghav: The ANOKHI Power Award 2018 for Global Empowerment In Songwriting

Jay Sean: The ANOKHI Power Award 2018 for Global Empowerment In Popular Music

Fireside Chat and audience Q&A with Raghav and Jay Sean

 

PRESENTED BY T-FAL, THE BUSINESS SUMMIT SEGMENT: HOSTED BY AARTI POLE, CBC News Network Host

Rohan Oza: The ANOKHI Power Award 2018 for Global Empowerment In Mass Marketing & Branding

Manjit Minhas: The ANOKHI Power Award 2018 for Global Empowerment In Business Enterprise

Fireside chat and audience Q&A with Manjit Minhas

 

PRESENTED BY THE OPEN CHEST CONFIDENCE COACH BRAND, THE TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT SEGMENT: HOSTED BY RUBINA AHMED-HAQ, Journalist & Personal Finance Expert.

Payal Kadakia Pujji: The ANOKHI Power Award 2018 for Global Empowerment In B2C eBusiness Enterprise

Shama Hyder: The ANOKHI Power Award 2018 for Global Empowerment In Digital Marketing & Technology

Fireside chat and audience Q&A with Shama Hyder

PRESENTED BY T-FAL, THE MEDIA SUMMIT SEGMENT: HOSTED BY FARAH NASSER, Award-Winning Journalist & Global News Anchor.

Monika Deol: The ANOKHI Power Award 2018 for Global Empowerment In The Advancement Of Diversity In Media

Fireside chat and audience Q&A with Monika Deol

PRESENTED BY THE GUPTA GROUP, THE GLAMOUR SUMMIT SEGMENT: HOSTED BY SANGITA PATEL, On-Air personality ET Canada & Host of HGTV’s Home to a Win

Tamanna Roashan: The ANOKHI Power Award 2018 for Global Empowerment In The Elevation Of Makeup Artistry & Beauty Education 

Fireside chat and audience Q&A with Tamanna Roashan

PRESENTED BY RUBICON EXOTIC, THE CRUSADER SUMMIT SEGMENT: HOSTED BY HINA ANSARI, ANOKHI Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief

Jay Shetty:The ANOKHI Power Award 2018 for Global Empowerment In The Advancement Of Storytelling 

Throughout the Summit, guests won various raffle prizes by T-Fal, Shiseido, L’Oréal Paris and Joan Kelley Walker Design.

The ANOKHI POWER Ball 2018commenced at 9 pm with a sizzling red carpet reception with over 30 celebrities and personalities making the fateful walk down a 36 foot red carpet, which included ANOKHI Pulse Tv’s famous gold couch lounge, hosted by Ruchika Bindra. Guests arrived with costumes and masks to celebrate the Diwali Masquerade Ball theme, with seven individuals winning gift baskets from T-Fal, Rubicon, Cake-Olicious, Shiseido, Fiorioand JB Party Halls.

 

PERFORMANCES BY:

Host/Personality on City TV, Devo Brown(Master of Ceremonies)

Award-Winning Singer & Recording Artist, Raghav

Rapper & Performing Artist, Horsepowar 

DJ Fizza

DJ TNT

 

COVERAGE BY:

Ruchika Bindra, ANOKHI Pulse Tv Lounge Host

Sana Tahir, ANOKHI Spotlight Tv Host

Kartikey Bhargava, ANOKHI MEDIA Facebook Live

Karam Girn, ANOKHI MEDIA Instagram

Video Coverage By Ethnic Channels Group & Nisarg Media Productions

Still Photography By Nisarg Media Productions

DOWNLOAD PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE EVENT HERE:

All photos have been captioned for your convenience.

COPYRIGHT 2018: ANOKHI MEDIA/Nisarg Media Productions

For video clips, please contact:

Sumit Ahuja | Sumit@mediaworkss.com| +1 905 962 3304

RAJ GIRN, FOUNDER PRESIDENT & CEO PHOTO CREDITS

Hair By: Toronto Fashion Academy

Makeup By: Pretty Woman Cosmetics

Summit Gown By: Allia Qureshi

Ball Jewelry & Gown By: Diinesh Ramsay

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR VALUED SPONSORS AND PARTNERS FOR THEIR INVALUABLE SUPPORT THIS YEAR:

Event Hosted By ANOKHI MEDIA

Event & Hotel Partner: Sheraton Centre Toronto

Charity Partner: Free-Them

VVIP Sponsors/Speakers Breakfast + Business & Media Summit Segments Bought To You By: T-Fal

Music & Glamour Summit Segments Brought To You By: The Gupta Group

Technology Summit Segment Brought To You By: The Open Chest Confidence Coach

Keynote Address + Lifetime Achievement Award Bought To You By: Cargojet

Event Logistics + Talent Management: Jennifer Rabanillo Events

Summit & Ball Produced/Directed/AV: Empire Entertainment

Decor Sponsor: Illuminite Event Rentals

Public Relations By: Media Works

Hair + Makeup + Styling: Toronto Fashion Academy

Make-Up Product Sponsor: Shiseido

Hair Product Sponsor: Fiorio

Mocktail Bar Sponsor: Rubicon Exotic Juice Drinks

Fusion Canapés Bar Sponsor: Chef Harminder

Sweets Bar Sponsor: Cake-Olicious

Booth Sponsor: JB Party Halls

Talent Gift Sponsor: L’Oréal Paris

Media Partners: Ethnic Channels, AVS, The Weekly Voice, MirchMasala.Ca, Suhaag, Brown Girl Magazine, DissDash

Promotional Partners: Besharam, Bollywood Mashup, Jingo Media, Must Be Kismet, Neerja Public Relations, Sapna Toronto, Shanu & Karim, Spin House Media, TD Mosaic

The ANOKHI POWER List Interview Series: Open Chest TV

Coverage: ANOKHI Magazine, ANOKHI Pulse TV, ANOKHI Spotlight TV

Branding Concept & Senior Marketing Design Team: AnEntity Inc

Marketing Design Team: 4 Eyed Media

Video & Photography: Nisarg Media Productions

Livestream: ANOKHI MEDIA Facebook Live, OPEN CHEST Facebook Live

To find out more about The ‘ANOKHI EMPOWER ME’ Campaign, book an interview with ANOKHI MEDIA’s Founder, President, and CEO, Raj Girn by contacting:

 

Sumit Ahuja

Sumit@mediaworkss.com

 

 

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