The BITEN Clearpath awards Season VI took place on the 13th of December, 2015
at the Veer Savarkar Auditorium, Shivaji Park, Mumbai in the evening at 7.30 PM. This was the
sixth year of the BITEIN awards and there was a collaboration with Clearpath once again
for Season VI.
The awards nite was hosted by Dr. Ajay Kakar and Dr. Poonam Punjabi. Keeping the BITEIN awards
tradition in mind, the theme for the entertainment this year was "Fusion Dhamaka" which presented
a blend of Indian and western cultures in song as well as dance. The artists who performed were
all dentists along with a few budding dentists.
The Fusion Dhamaka entertainment then put on its first act with a combo of two most memorable
classic hits of yesteryears, Mamma Mia from ABBA and Mil Gaya, Humo Saathi Mil Gaya from Hum
Kissi se kam nahi composed by the one and only R.D.Burman. The duet was presented by the singing duo of renowned dentists Dr. Mona
Kakar and Dr. Sanjay Shah. The beautiful fusion number was accompanied by a scintillating dance
performance by Dr. Neelam Paradia, Dr. Bhumika Thapar, Dr. Medha Pethe and Dr.Shruti Deore. All
four are professional dentists but excel in various dance forms
The opening award for "Administrative Excellence" was given away to Dr.Srinath Thakur
, Dean of
S.D.M.Dental College, Dharwad. This award was given away by Hon. Chief Justice B.N.Srikrishna and
Dr. A.Kumarswamy. This was followed by the "Dental Entrepreneur" award which was given to
from Saveetha Dental College, Chennai. This award was also given away
by Hon. Chief Justice B.N.Srikrishna and Dr. A.Kumarswamy.
Sanjay then presented the second Fusion of the evening. He blended an Elvis Presley hit "Marguerita" with
the unforgetable "Kaun hai jo sapno main aaya" along with a Flamingo dance by Drs. Anupama,
Dr. Neelam, Dr. Bhumika and Dr. Medha. This was truly a most beautiful performance. Kudos to
Choreographer Aziz for putting together such lovely dances. This was followed by an
amazing group dance by M.G.M interns called "Idli Burger". This was Bharat Natyam blended into
The next award given away was the "Outstanding Teacher" award given to Dr.Aspi Surveyor
The award was given away by Dr. D.G.Pol and Mr. Rajiv Sethi. This was followed by the "Dental
Research" award which was given away to Dr. Nikhil Vashi
. The award was given away by
Ms Saroja Sirisena,Consul General of Sri Lanka and Dr. Sharad Kokate, dean of Y.M.T Dental College.
Mona then presented a double Fusion Dhamaka with Punjabi Western pop by singing "Chitiyaan
Kalayian" and "Baby Doll Sone di" which was accompanied by a dance by Drs. Neelam, Bhumika, Shruti
Then came a powerhouse performance by Dr. Abhijeet Jadhav who sang the classcically blended Ganesha
song with a western orchestra. He was supported in the wings by six young dentists in chorus.
This was followed by the UG awards. The top five nominees were Dr.Shubhangi Gupta from Bhopal,
Dr. Bhavya Dasyam from Hyderabad, Dr. Sumit Bhatt from Rishikesh, Dr. Amanjyot Kaur from Chandigarh
and Dr. Apurv Mehrotra from Lucknow. Dr.Rajiv Chitguppi carried out
an excellent live question/answer session and the three judges came up with the winner who was
Dr. Apurv Mehrotra
from Lucknow. The award was presented to him by Dr.Vaibhav Kumar and
The next act of Fusion Dhamaka was the most melodious and romantic blend of 500 miles, a classic
from Peter, Paul and Mary and "Jab koi baat bigad jaaye", a lovely number composed by Rajesh Roshan in
the movie Jurm. This was also presented by Mona and Sanjay. Three dentist couples Drs.Ajay & Mona,
Drs. Dheeraj and Poonam and Drs.Sanket and Manisha waltzed to the music. This was followed by
a beautiful solo rendition by Sanjay of "Muskurane ke wajah tum hee ho, tum hee ho".
The award for Clinical Dentist of the year was then given away to Dr. Kanir Bhatia
. The award
was once again presented by Hon. Chief Justice B.N.Srikrishna and Dr.Suresh Meshram. Then the award
for "Technical Excellence" was given away to Dr. Adwait Aphale
by Dr. Paresh Thakkar and Mr.
The M.G.M dental college group then presented a brilliant combo dance titled "Misal Bytes" which
was a mix of Lavni and Hip Hop. There were 14 dancers who put up a great show. This was
followed by a Beat Boxing performance by Y.M.T Dentists, Dr.Akash Bhandari and 3rd year student
Ms Vishwa Deshmukh.
The next award given away was the "Beyond Dentistry" category and this was given to Dr.
from Surat. The award was given away by noted marathoner Mr.Vitthal and Mr.
Umesh Laljian from Carestream. Then the award for "Dentistry Imprinted" was given away to
from Mumbai for his publication, Gonion. The award was given away by
Dr. Arnawaz Havewala, past editor of the Dental Voice.
A throughly enjoyable stand up comedy act was then presented by Ms.Pavitra Shetty accompanied by
her father the one and only Dr. Ajit Shetty. She tickled and amused the audience with her sharp wit
The final award was then the PG awards. The five nominees for the PG awards were Dr.Nitin Gupta
from Bangalore, Dr. Amit Srivastava from Modi Nagar, Dr. Rahul Dhami from Rishikesh, Dr.Nikita
Bhatnagar from Bhopal and Dr. Mayuresh Baheti from Loni. They were once again quizzed by Dr. Rajiv
Chitguppi and he had to break the tie between Nikita and Nitin as per the three judges verdict.
The final winner of the award was Dr. Nitin Gupta
The grand finale was Deewangi Deewangi from Om Shanti Om sung by Dr. Sanjay Shah and
Dr.Mona Kakar. All the artists were on stage for this magum opus
number till the curtains were drawn. The BITEIN awards was possible due to the continued
support from Hindustan Unilever as the principal sponsor, Clearpath as a partner and Prime
Dental Products, Carestream and the Rushabh Gala Foundation as the supporting sponsors.