Monday, March 12, 2012

A Small Recognition - A Stepping Stone


Confidence grows with encouragement and recognition.

A memorable event in my life happened a week back and thought of sharing my happiness with my little blog and my buddy readers.

A popular tamil television channel Star Vijay had designed a program called "Sigaram Thotta Pengal"(Translates to Woman who have reached heights) as part of their Women's day celebration recently.

They honored women of great caliber from 13 different categories such as Medicine, Entrepreneurship, Social service, Cookery etc..

Each of such award holders were asked to identify and introduce one youngster from the next generation who is coming up in their field.

Mrs.Mallika Badrinath the well renowned chef in South India got honored with an award for her excellence in culinary skills and she in turn announced me as the "future chef" :)

I was literally in cloud 9 when I got a call from Vijay tv informing the news, but then I also felt so responsible when it was about her belief in me coming up in the field.

I would like to take the chance to thank few people this day. My first heart felt thanks would go to my parents, especially my mom for teaching me how good food would taste and how to make them as well. It is she who introduced me to the kitchen and has encouraged me throughout so far. Thank you so much Amma :) Love you.

My second thanks would go to Mrs. Mallika Badrinath for have believed and felt the talent in me :) If not for her this recognition is not possible. Thank you mam :)

My third gratitude is for Star Vijay for planning such a beautiful event and creating a lovely category to introduce youngsters and encourage them through this. Hats off to the creative channel :)

My last thanks is for you all, my readers who have constantly sent mails, written comments and liked my recipes and presentation. Your encouragement was the only reason I could keep my work going always :) Thank you all :)

The recognition has given me a lot more of interest to climb further steps. I would definitely work hard for it and hope I reach the hill some day with all your support and prayers :)

The grand award function happened on 4th of March 2012 at Besant Nagar Beach between 6PM to 9PM and the program got telecasted on 11th of March from 2.30PM onwards.

You can watch the program by playing the above video link.


Unknown said...

Wishing you more success in future too....Good luck and keep going towards your passion! :) Congrats!!

Varshini Sudharsan said...

aweesomee nitya...u deserve it girl :)

Vidhya Ganesan said...

Hey Congrats!

Vidhya Ganesan said...

Hey Congrats!

schmetterlingwords said...

Woww!!! Awesome!! Congratulations dear!! :)

Az said...

Congratulations.. this is such a milestone.. I wish you have many more success to celebrate in future.

Nisha said...

I don't understand this language, so I forwarded to the part where you enter.
Congratulations. Truly a moment of pride, no matter how small the recognition.
Which I don't know why you called it 'small' in the first place ... you were crowned in front of so many people & your solo interview appeared on TV!!! And now you're on YouTube and you're so popular ... that's big!

Aarthi said...
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Aarthi said...

congrats dear...U deserve this...I am so happy for you


Suja Manoj said...

Great milestone,awesome dear..congrats and keep going!

Rinku Naveen said...

What a moment Niths! WOW!! Congrats dear! All the very best!!!!

Perspectivemedley said...

Awesome Nithya!... You totally deserve it.. you are an inspiration to me and a lot of other girls in the field of cooking.. Congratulations!! wish you many more :)

Archana said...

Congratulations Nithya, this is fantastic and in no way 'small'...wish you all the very best...

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

congrats nithya...keep going....wish u a successfull future...

Sangeetha M said...

Congrats Nithya...Wish U All Success in Future !!!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Congrats...Great moment..Wishing u all success and happiness in future too..:)

San said...

Congrats nithya! Wishing you many more success!

Soundspicy said...

wow...Congrats Nithya..well deserved :) wishing you all success!!

Sumi said...

great Nithya.hearty congratulations :)

Unknown said...

Congrats nithya!Getting award from the hands of culinary expert mallika badrinath is such an honour!

turmericnspice said...

Congratulations !! well deserved !! all the best for the future :)

Hema said...

Wow, congrats dear, will check out if there is a recording on the web, awesome work..

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Congrats on your success !! wishing you many more success in future !

notyet100 said...

Congrats,,,u must have felt so good,..:)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Small recognition, this is a great achievement. Congratulations! You are a star now :)

Jyoti Babel said...

congratulations! that sure calls for a celebration!

Torviewtoronto said...

congratulations Nithya happy to see the video

Priya dharshini said...

Congrats,Nithya..Wish to see load of success and achievements in "Future You"..Congrats once again.

Kugan said...

Congrats Nithya... U deserve every bit of it!!! Mrs.MB made the right choice...

Janani said...

Awesome Nithi!!! You deserve this! Wish you a many more to come :)

Janani said...

this is a big recognition nithi........ congrats.......

Rekha shoban said...

congrats nithi!!!

Unknown said...

Wow! That's really a great achievement. Congratulations! May you reach further heights!

sreemaina said...

congrats Nits...... its a great honour ......!!!!

Swapna Nimbagiri said...


Its a incredible inspiration for all of us :-)

prasanna venkatesh said...

Congrats Nithya! Saw the video online ! Great feat :-)

Nitha said...

Congrats dear.. keep going.. there are more waiting for u in future..

Preeti Kashyap said...

Congrats Nithya! So proud of u!!!

Indrani said...

Congrats, Nithya...very well-deserved award

Feeling Food said...

Congratulations! That is lovely news. It's so great that they recognise Cookery in the awards. Wishing you all the best for a gourmet deliciously bright future!!! Well done: )

Archana said...

Congrats dear you deserve the award. Wish you many more awards:)

HemasAdugemane said...

Congratulations dear, a big applause for this superb award.

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Smita Srivastava said...

Great going Nithya .... so happy for you !!!

Unknown said...

great going nithya...congrats!!! you deserve it :)

Veneneux Veinard said...

Thats really awesome and sorry

Elaichii said...

Congratulations! I am sure you'll make Mrs Mallika's words come true!

Seetha Krishnan said...

Congrats Nithya!!!. Keep Rocking Always with Almighty presence and grace.

friend said...

next chief in vijay tv...]

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So when the winners are named (and it's not you), and they run up to the stage to accept their awards, the person next to you leans over, and knowingly says to you:speech recognition software

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