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26 honoured at Oman Woman of the Year Awards

26 honoured at Oman Woman of the Year Awards

In its second year, Oman Woman of the Year Awards 2019 occasion held at Grand Hyatt Muscat on Thursday played host to females enterprise chiefs, neighborhood leaders, politicians, entrepreneurs, celebrities and other nicely-recognized figures from Oman’s private, public and voluntary sectors.

Organised by Apex Media, the evening belonged to the females, with couple of males attending to cheer as 26 winners from varied backgrounds had been awarded for their achievements.

Addressing the gathering, Saleh Zakwani, chairman of Apex Media, mentioned he was proud of the winners and thanked the sponsors.

The audience comprised guests nominated for the numerous awards along with their family members members, buddies and colleagues who had been present in huge numbers to cheer them. Each winner walked up to the dais with light music in the background and amidst the thunderous applause of guests about.

Hon Yuthar al Rawahy, founder and former chairperson of the Oman Cancer Association, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award, mentioned, “I wish to dedicate this award to all the cancer survivors in Oman as well as those who have succumbed to the disease. The work we do comes straight from the heart and it is not intended for any award. I would like to tell young women that life is full of challenges but we must take them head-on. If you have the passion, you will definitely overcome your challenges.”

Lujaina M Darwish, who received the Inspirational Woman award, mentioned she felt blessed that her difficult perform has been recognised.

“I feel proud as well as happy that, being a woman, I could do a lot for society and particularly for women in Oman. My message to young women is that the sky is the limit. All the hard work you do will surely get returns some day. So, keep going and one day you will keep smiling.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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