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Author Punam Chadha Joseph Presented Women Entrepreneurship Award at 3rd Asiad Literature Festival by Bharat Nirman

Entrepreneurship is not limited to industries, it can permeate into the arts as well

Punam Chadha Joseph, the renowned author of “The Soulful Seeker” was felicitated at the 3rd edition of the Asiad Literature Festival by Bharat Nirman, with the prestigious 'Women Entrepreneurship Award’. The third edition of The Asiad Literature Festival event was held on Sunday, 23rd April at The Nehru Centre, Mumbai by Bharat Nirman to reward and empower women and promote the beauty of Indian Literature.

The Asiad Literature Festival seeks to felicitate individuals who have made an outstanding contribution in their field of expertise. The noted author was bestowed with the award for her work and her contribution as a pioneer amongst women writers. She won the prestigious award along with other renowned authors like Divya Dutta, Meghna Pant mong other talented personalities.

Bharat Nirman the organizer of this lit fest was founded in 1980 by Late CA Sri M.C.Bhandari and has been an active participant in the India growth story through its advocacy role for policy makers and regulators of the country. With a large membership base of more than 25,000 direct and indirect members, Bharat Nirman has forged ahead leveraging its legacy with its concern over making India most powerful country across the globe.

The literature festival had Punam Chadha Joseph on an interactive panel discussion on Poetry and Literature during the 2nd session of the event. She spoke about her love for poetry and even narrated one of her poems that garnered a huge round of applause from the audience and much appreciation form the other distinguished panel members.

Praise for Punam Chadha Joseph’s work

“A good poet’s task is to provoke thought through simple language. For, translating Descartes, I think, therefore I am. Doing this is not easy. Punam, however, does it simply and well. Do read her poems and you will find yourself thinking. And equally importantly, often find yourself smiling too. For as she rightly says, there are ‘little bubbles of happiness that (we) often forget to see’.” Amish Tripathi, award-winning author, The Shiva Trilogy and Scion of Ikshvaku

“A delicate rhythmic journey laced with clarity and elegance, the warmth of Punam’s persona reflects beautifully in this collection. I’m sure it will engross every reader who is ‘A Soulful Seeker’!” Padma Shri Prasoon Joshi, National Award-winning poet, song-writer, screen-writer & advertising legend “From funny to philosophical, Punam’s poems cover it all. Truly, ‘The Soulful Seeker’, she effortlessly makes her way into the reader’s soul. A book to go back to time and again!” Sonakshi Sinha, award winning actress

“Punam’s words melt into your conscience and stay within forever. She is brilliant, insightful and has the gift of conveying deep thoughts simply.” Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, national award winning writer-director of Rang de Basanti and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

“We all ask questions. Punam moves positively ahead through every situation, portraying the strong person that each of us seeks to be.” D. Shivakumar, chairman and CEO, Pepsico India

“Poems to savour and enjoy. Simple rhyming verses with an amazing depth of thoughts and emotions. The Soulful Seeker is a must-read.” Rishi Jaitly, VP of Media for Asia Pacific and Middle East at Twitter.

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