Saturday, September 27, 2014

Yishey D. conferred ALL Grassroots Women Achievers Award

Accomplished writer and journalist [Sikkim Express], Yishey D., was felicitated recently by the Assocham Ladies League [ALL] at a special function held in New Delhi with Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Venkaiah Naidu, as chief guest.
Yishey was conferred the ALL Grassroots Women of the Decade Achievers Award in recognition of the sensitivity with which she writes and the empathy with which she has fleshed out the sociocultural nuances of grassroots Sikkim.
Assocham Ladies League honored 35 achievers, namely Meera Munda, social activist Mehvish Mushtaq, first Kashmiri woman App developer; Anar Patel, founder of Gramshree, Chavvi Rajawat, first woman Sarpanch in Rajasthan who left her corporate job for it; Meena Raghunathan of GMR Varalakshmi Foundation for CSR; Uma Chigurupati of Hyderabad Heritage Foundation; Hiresha Verma of Dehradun who is a social entrepreneur helping women in Uttarakhand to rebuild their lives after the floods through a vibrant mushroom business; Alana Golmei of the 24/7 “North East Helpline and Support Center”; Dr. Sailakshmi Balijepalli of Ekam Foundation working for zero child mortality; Valli Annamalai from Madurai curbing female infanticide, and  others.

ALL is the country’s first all-women industry chamber with a deep commitment to women’s leadership in all aspects of society.

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