London: Padmashri Anuradha Paudwal was honored at the UK Houses of Parliament for her outstanding contribution to music as well as for her charitable initiatives.
Paudwal received the award from Virendra Sharma, MP, Chair of the Indo-British All Party Parliamentary Group.
The function was by the Members of Parliament from the lndo-British All Party Parliamentary Group, Houses of Parliament. Also in attendance were Politicians, Journalists from Asian Radio, TV and print media, together with leading representatives of the Indian Music Industry in the UK.
She is has already won the Mother Teresa Award, National Award and Filmfare Award four times.
Paudwal has to her credit more than 1,500 songs in several Indian languages over a period of four and half decades.
“Awards and acknowledgements matter to an artiste. It is the love of the people that goads us to grow at every stage,” Paudwal said.
The 63-year-old playback singer said she felt blessed as her felicitation was at a place considered the mother of all Parliaments. “It is touching to know your efforts have reached corners of the world,” she added.
Currently, besides her world tour, where she has travelled to the UK and Australia thus far, and travelling to Sri Lanka and the United States of America next, Paudwal is working on a major devotional project.
When quizzed about her regular activity to support martyrs’ families and lifesaving operations for the underprivileged and the poor, Paudwal said, “It is merely my contribution as an individual back to society, something that I do from my heart and generally don’t talk much about.”
Incidentally, Paudwal is also involved in helping solve issues of malnutrition and electricity in Maharashtra’s Nandurbar district as well.