Aizawl, Mar 13 : The first Vasundhara – NE Woman entrepreneur of the year (2012-13) Award was conferred upon Lalmuankimi of Mizoram during a glittering function yesterday at the Pragjyoti ITA Center for Performing Arts, Guwahati.
Jayanti Patnaik, the First Lady of Assam, gave away the award to Lalmuankimi, an innovator and entrepreneur from Aizawl who has made remarkable strides in the sphere of business and entrepreneurship with her herbal medicinal product branded as K. C. Face Pack. The award consisted of the Winner’s Trophy, a citation, an Eri shawl and a cheque of Rs 25000.
Patnaik speaking during the award function lauded the efforts of Sreemanta Sankar Mission of Guwahati for instituting this regional level award to identify and honour the women entrepreneurs of the region. She praised the organizer for the commendable work and also congratulated the winners. During her brief speech, Patnaik also reiterated the fact that despite mounting pressure from various women based organizations and institutions, the women’s reservation bill could not been passed till date because the parliament of India is dominated by males. She urged the women of Northeast to carry forward their enterprising efforts besides struggling hard to achieve their chosen goals.
The programme saw seven other enterprising women from seven other states of NE India including Sikkim being awarded with state awards for excellence in their business initiatives.
The state awardees conferred the Vasundhara– NE Woman entrepreneur of the year (2012-13) award were Yangchen Doma Lepcha (Sikkim), Hemaprava Devi (Assam), Basamly Krisikro (Arunachal Pradesh), H Lemei Phom (Nagaland), R. K. Ongbi Purnima Devi (Manipur) and Marina Marak (Meghalaya). The state winner from Tripura Santa Debnath could not attend the program. The winners were awarded with the Winner’s Trophy, a citation and an Eri Shawl each.