GUWAHATI, April 10: Acknowledging their leadership quality, the North Eastern Council (NEC) and Sreemanta Shankar Mission of Guwahati on Saturday organised the “Vasundahara – NE Entrepreneur of the Year” (2014-15) award presentation at the Pragjyoti ITA Centre for Performing Arts, Machhkhowa, Guwahati.
Eight women entrepreneurs from each state of North Eastern Region who were honoured with this award based on their singular business achievements are: Radha Devi Gurung from Sikkim, Taba Yall Nabam from Arunachal Pradesh, Kevisedenuo Margaret Zinya from Nagaland, Keisham Babita Devi from Manipur, Zoramchhani Ralte from Mizoram, Sumitra Debbarma from Tripura, Janessaline Mary Pyngrope from Meghalaya and Najitara Bori from Assam.
Meanwhile, Natwar Thakkar, prominent Gandian and Founder of Nagaland Gandhi Ashram was conferred with ‘Purvottar Pran’ award on the occasion for his contribution to development of the North East.
Also, Lentina Ao Thakkar – the first Naga to be trained as a Gandhian worker at the Kasturba Gandhi Memorial National Trust, Assam Branch – was also felicitated for her lifelong contribution towards spread of Gandhian philosophy.
Vasundhara – NE Woman Entrepreneur of the Year (2014-15) Special Award was also presented to Sonnie Kath, Co-founder of M/s Exotic Echo, Nagaland who is conducting the world’s only indigenous Loin Loom Festival.
Speaking on the occasion, Ram Muivah, Secretary, NEC focused on NEC’s commitments for promoting women entrepreneurship in the North East through its flagship programme ‘NERCORMP’. He also narrated success stories of Women Entrepreneurs supported by NERCORMP and NERLP, another successful organization of Ministry of DoNER functioning in the North East.
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