Stars aplenty turned up for the 12th edition of the Rajiv GandhiNational Awards, which was held at the National Centre for PerformingArts, Mumbai, on August 19. The theme this year was the celebration of a young and successful India.
Besides Shahid Kapur and Katrina Kaif, who were awarded for their acting prowess, the others who were honoured included: Krushnaa Patil, the second youngest Indian girl to scale Mount Everest; Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman G Madhavan Nair; social worker Rajshree Birla; entrepreneur Rohit Kochhar; Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra; child prodigy Avika Gor; chairman of Dainik Bhaskar Ramesh Chandra Agarwal; and owner of Times of India Vineet Jain.
The function was enlivened by performances by Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Esha Deol and Hussain Kuwajerwala.
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