On October 25, 2006, in Budapest Hungary, the World Academy of Art, Literature, and Media, (WAALM) held it's 2nd Annual Persian Golden Lioness Awards ceremony recognizing some of the past year's best and brightest stars contributing to the further advancement of Culture, Art, Literature, and Media.
Awardees were required to arrive on their own, but once in Budapest were
provided with hotel accommodations at the beautiful and modern Artotel, and taken by limo via
police escort and motorcade through the streets of Budapest arriving at the Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal for a red carpet and press
pre-event. The main event was held in the pristine ballroom of the Corinthia,
which has been restored to it's historical grandeur featuring portraits of some
of Hungary's most noted citizens. Awardees were provided with a guided tour of
Budapest the day before the event.
The Persian Lioness Award
This year's corporate sponsor was courtesy of Mr. Mort Baharloo, co-founder of Healix, a privately held healthcare service company located in Houston, Texas.
This year's winners were:
WAALM is the recognition arm of the International Further Studies Institute �IFSI, which was established in 1990 by Prof. M. Dorbayani, PhD. IFSI�s promotion of excellence began by awarding its first Doctor Honoris Causa in September 2004 to Persian Classic and Pop Vocalist Icon Sattar, in recognition for his lifetime contribution to charity events and music.
Prof. Dorbayani along with his wife Marjan Abdi, PhD developed the concept of an international awarding body in February 2005 and originally formed the Persian Awards in the similar fashion of the Academy Awards of films in the US. The Persian Golden Lioness Awards are conferred categorically to Awardees of Excellence around the world.
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